Header

FEAR OF THE DARK

Gordon Giltrap

Prog Related


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Gordon Giltrap Fear Of The Dark album cover
3.61 | 15 ratings | 5 reviews | 20% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy GORDON GILTRAP Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1978

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Roots (Parts 1 & 2)
2. Nightrider
3. Inner Dream
4. Weary Eyes
5. Fast Approaching
6. Melancholy Lullaby
7. Fear Of The Dark
8. Visitation

Esoteric Release Bonus Songs

9. Smiler (recorded during FOTD sessions)
10. Fear Of The Dark (single version)
11. Catwalk Blues (live - taken from FOTD 12" EP)
12. O Jerusalem (single)
13. Revelation (B-side of above single)
14. Theme from the Waltons (single)
15. Birds of a Feather (B-side of the above single)

Total time 64:11

Lyrics

Search GORDON GILTRAP Fear Of The Dark lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search GORDON GILTRAP Fear Of The Dark tabs

Line-up / Musicians

Rod Edwards - Keyboards
Gordon Giltrap - Guitar
Roger Hand - Guitar (Track 4)
John G Perry - Bass
Simon Phillips - Drums
Graham Preskett - Violin



Releases information

1978 Electric Label LP - TRIX7
1999 La Cooka Ratcha / Voiceprint LCVP112 CD re issue with 3 bonus tracks
2013 Esoteric ECLECC 2402 reissue and remastered with 7 bonus songs and extended booklet

Thanks to b_olariu for the addition
and to kev rowland for the last updates
Edit this entry

GORDON GILTRAP MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy GORDON GILTRAP Fear Of The Dark Music


Fear of the DarkFear of the Dark
Import · Remastered
Esoteric 2013
Audio CD$9.41
$10.27 (used)
Fear of the Dark by GILTRAP,GORDON (2013-08-06)Fear of the Dark by GILTRAP,GORDON (2013-08-06)
Esoteric
Audio CD$33.70
Gordon Giltrap - Fear Of The Dark - The Electric Record Company - INT 161.353Gordon Giltrap - Fear Of The Dark - The Electric Record Company - INT 161.353
The Electric Record Company
Vinyl$15.80 (used)
GORDON GILTRAP Fear of the Dark UK LP 1978GORDON GILTRAP Fear of the Dark UK LP 1978
Electric
Vinyl$11.00 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Gordon Giltrap Band(Vinyl LP Gatefold)Fear Of The Dark-Pye-TRIX 7-UK-VG/Ex USD $15.34 Buy It Now 7h 54m
Giltrap,gordon - Fear Of The Dark NEW CD USD $14.95 Buy It Now 9h 21m
GORDON GILTRAP BAND FEAR OF THE DARK 12" PIC DISC WITH STICKERED COVER UK USD $16.58 Buy It Now 9h 39m
GORDON GILTRAP Fear Of The Dark 7" Solid Label Design B/w Inner Dream Pic Sleev USD $7.66 Buy It Now 10h 59m
GORDON GILTRAP Fear Of The Dark 7" Edited Version B/w Melancholy Lullaby Pic Sl USD $5.59 Buy It Now 10h 59m
Gordon Giltrap - Fear Of The Dark 12" p/s USD $8.44 Buy It Now 16h 32m
GORDON GILTRAP Fear Of The Dark LP 8 Track Gatefold But Sleeve Is Worn UK Elect USD $5.59 Buy It Now 17h 17m
GORDON GILTRAP BAND fear of the dark 7" PS EX/EX 06 uk USD $10.73 Buy It Now 20h 6m
GORDON GILTRAP Fear Of The Dark 12" 3 Track Pic Disc Catwalk Blues And Inner Dre USD $7.20 Buy It Now 1 day
Gordon Giltrap Band Fear of The Dark / Inner Dream (Live) WOT29 7" Single USD $6.14 Buy It Now 1 day
GORDON GILTRAP Fear Of The Dark LP USD $16.89 Buy It Now 2 days
Gordon Giltrap Band "Fear Of The Dark" 7" (1979) / "Inner Dream" USD $1.52 Buy It Now 2 days
Gordon Giltrap Band - "Fear of the dark" 7" (1979) / "Inner Dream" USD $2.29 Buy It Now 2 days
GORDON GILTRAP BAND FEAR OF THE DARK (1979) 12" PICTURE DISC NM USD $2.29 Buy It Now 3 days
6449 Gordon Giltrap Band Fear Of The Dark 12" Picture Disc 12" Single USD $3.82 Buy It Now 3 days
GORDON GILTRAP,FEAR OF THE DARK,PICTURE DISC,RARE VINYL 12 INCH USD $7.66 Buy It Now 4 days
GORDON GILTRAP - FEAR OF THE DARK , ELECTRIC 1978 , VG++/EX ,LP USD $6.83 Buy It Now 4 days
GORDON GILTRAP - Fear Of The Dark - Excellent Con LP Record Electric TRIX 7 USD $13.80 Buy It Now 5 days
Gordon Giltrap - Fear Of The Dark - LP Vinyl Record #gordongiltrap USD $8.97 Buy It Now 5 days
GORDON GILTRAP FEAR OF THE DARK A1 Press UK LP ARCHIVED MUSEUM MINT PLAY USD $23.03 [0 bids]
5 days
Gordon Giltrap Band Fear of the Dark 12" Single USD $9.20 Buy It Now 5 days
Gordon Giltrap Band Fear of the Dark 12" Single USD $9.20 Buy It Now 5 days
GORDON GILTRAP FEAR OF THE DARK INC TITLE ROOTS PARTS 1/2 & INNER DREAM VINYL LP USD $9.20 Buy It Now 6 days
Gordon Giltrap Band - Fear Of The Dark - 7" Vinyl Disc - Pic Sleeve USD $5.36 Buy It Now 7 days
GORDON GILTRAP - FEAR OF THE DARK EXCELLENT USD $7.66 [0 bids]
7 days
Gordon Giltrap Band ?- Fear Of The Dark 1979 UK Release limited 12" Picture disc USD $3.06 [0 bids]
7 days
GORDON GILTRAP FEAR OF THE DARK 1978 TOUR ORIGINAL LARGE METAL PIN BADGE USD $10.73 Buy It Now 8 days
GORDON GILTRAP BAND - Fear Of The Dark - Excellent Con 7" Single Electric WOT 29 USD $6.13 Buy It Now 8 days
LP-GORDON GILTRAP-Fear of the Dark-1978-German Pressing (vb) USD $9.99 Buy It Now 8 days
Gordon Giltrap - Fear Of The Dark (NEW CD) USD $17.26 Buy It Now 9 days
GORDON GILTRAP Fear Of The Dark UK gatefold sleeve LP 1978 ex+/ex+ USD $10.73 Buy It Now 9 days
GORDON GILTRAP BAND Fear of the Dark / Catwalk Blues / Inner Dream GOOD (12') USD $8.43 Buy It Now 9 days
Fear Of The Dark - Giltrap,Gordon (2013, CD New) USD $13.91 Buy It Now 9 days
Gordon Giltrap - Fear Of The Dark [CD New] USD $13.17 Buy It Now 9 days
GORDON GILTRAP - FEAR OF THE DARK (BONUS) (TRACKS) NEW CD USD $32.46 Buy It Now 9 days
Fear Of The Dark Gordon Giltrap Audio CD USD $22.45 Buy It Now 10 days
GORDON GILTRAP FEAR OF THE DARK electric 78 A1B1 1st pr UK Lp EX+ VINYL USD $12.27 Buy It Now 11 days
Fear Of The Dark Gordon Giltrap 12" vinyl picture disc record UK LWOP29 USD $18.35 Buy It Now 11 days
1979 - GORDON GILTRAP - Fear Of The Dark - Press Advertisment - Poster Size USD $13.80 Buy It Now 11 days
Gordon Giltrap ,-Fear of the Dark -12" pic disc - Free UK Post USD $12.28 Buy It Now 11 days
Giltrap Gordon - Fear Of The Dark Bonus Tracks Rmst CD USD $28.09 Buy It Now 12 days
GORDON GILTRAP LP FEAR OF THE DARK Electric / trix 7 g/f n/m USD $20.73 Buy It Now 12 days
GORDON GILTRAP - Fear of the Dark (CD, 2013, Esoteric Recs) +2 free promo CDs!!! USD $13.90 Buy It Now 12 days
Gordon Giltrap Band - Fear of the dark UK 7" USD $6.13 Buy It Now 13 days
GORDON GILTRAP Fear Of The Dark LP (1978 UK Vinyl EX) A1 B1 Mirror Cover Glasses USD $10.64 Buy It Now 13 days
GORDON GILTRAP BAND fear of the dark LWOP 29 picture disc uk 12" WS EX/ USD $13.74 Buy It Now 13 days
Gordon Giltrap Fear Of The Dark 1978 LP Vinyl Original UK Electric PYE TRIX 7 USD $6.99 Buy It Now 13 days
GORDON GILTRAP FEAR OF THE DARK TRIX7 LP USD $7.60 Buy It Now 13 days
GORDON GILTRAP Fear Of The Dark LP, France USD $18.99 Buy It Now 14 days
FEAR OF THE DARK [GORDON GILTRAP] [5013929450240] NEW CD USD $10.89 Buy It Now 15 days
GORDON GILTRAP fear of the dark TRIX7 A1/B1 1st uk electric company LP PS EX/EX- USD $13.79 Buy It Now 15 days
Gordon Giltrap Band-Fear of the Dark 12" Pic Disc MINT USD $19.99 Buy It Now 16 days
GORDON GILTRAP BAND Fear Of the Dark Ex+ PYE UK 1978 P/S 7" USD $6.08 Buy It Now 18 days
GORDON GILTRAP - FEAR OF THE DARK - CASSETTE TAPE - 1978 PAPER LABEL - ELECTRIC USD $6.13 Buy It Now 18 days
Gordon Giltrap Fear Of The Dark 8 Track Vinyl LP USD $9.96 Buy It Now 18 days
GORDON GILTRAP Fear Of The Dark GATEFOLD UK press 1978 PYE FREE UK POST USD $19.35 Buy It Now 18 days
GORDON GILTRAP FEAR OF THE DARK EXC VINYL LP TRIX 7 A1/B1 USD $4.59 Buy It Now 18 days
Giltrap,gordon - Fear Of The Dark NEW CD USD $15.03 Buy It Now 20 days
GORDON GILTRAP: Fear Of The Dark +2 12 (UK, pic disc, PVC sleeve w/ title stick USD $15.00 Buy It Now 22 days
GORDON GILTRAP BAND - FEAR OF THE DARK 7" VINYL PS USD $6.89 Buy It Now 22 days
Gordon Giltrap-Fear of the Dark UK prog cd 7 bonus tracks USD $12.99 Buy It Now 22 days
GORDON GILTRAP Fear of the Dark UK LP 1978 USD $5.76 Buy It Now 25 days
GORDON GILTRAP BAND Fear of the Dark 7" vinyl USD $3.45 Buy It Now 25 days
GORDON GILTRAP BAND Fear of the Dark UK 12" 1978 USD $5.76 Buy It Now 25 days
GORDON GILTRAP - Fear Of The Dark - Hand Signed 14 Page Concert Programme 1978 USD $19.94 Buy It Now 25 days
GORDON GILTRAP 'FEAR OF THE DARK(LIVE)' UK.. LTD PICTURE DISC GREAT FOR FRAMING USD $11.91 Buy It Now 25 days
Gordon Giltrap Band Fear Of Dark Picture Disc 12" Vinyl Single USD $9.21 Buy It Now 25 days
11/11/78Pgn35 Advert: 'fear Of The Dark' Masterpiece By Gordon Giltrap 15x11 USD $19.94 Buy It Now 25 days
GORDON GILTRAP Fear Of The Dark 1978 UK vinyl LP EXCELLENT CONDITION USD $23.01 Buy It Now 26 days
3/3/79Pgn32 Advert: Gordon Giltrap 1st Uk Release 'fear Of The Dark' 15x11 USD $19.94 Buy It Now 26 days
GORDON GILTRAP ~ FEAR OF THE DARK ~ 1978 UK 8-TRACK LP RECORD ~ ELECTRIC TRIX 7 USD $9.21 Buy It Now 28 days
Gordon Giltrap - 'Fear Of Dark' UK LP embossed G/F. Ex! USD $9.20 Buy It Now 29 days
GORDON GILTRAP Fear Of The Dark UK 12" Vinyl PICTURE DISC EXCELLENT CONDITION USD $15.34 Buy It Now 29 days
Gordon Giltrap Band-fear of the dark.12" USD $7.68 Buy It Now 29 days


More places to buy GORDON GILTRAP music online Buy GORDON GILTRAP & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for GORDON GILTRAP DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

GORDON GILTRAP Fear Of The Dark ratings distribution


3.61
(15 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(20%)
20%
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(53%)
53%
Good, but non-essential (27%)
27%
Collectors/fans only (0%)
0%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

GORDON GILTRAP Fear Of The Dark reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by SouthSideoftheSky
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Symphonic Team
3 stars Melancholic lullabies and inner dreams

This is a very nice little, almost entirely instrumental, guitar dominated album. Giltrap is a very good guitarist and he plays primarily acoustic, but also some electric, guitars. Other instruments like drums, bass, piano, keyboards and violin complement the sound as well as female vocals on one track. The album is very well crafted and the pieces are perfectly recorded and produced. Giltrap's guitar style is mostly a bit gentler than those of Steve Howe and Steve Hackett, for example. Perhaps Mike Oldfield is a good reference point, in his acoustic and most technical moments.

The music is mostly quite inoffensive but never dull. Titles like Melancholy Lullaby and Inner Dream describe the music quite well even if some parts are not very melancholic at all. The moods and feelings shift and the feel of the music often remind me of Anthony Phillips' albums. It is somehow innocent and fragile.

The title track is the hardest rocking number and perhaps also the most progressive piece on this album. However, this is not music that will take the Prog fan by storm. But I'm sure that many Prog fans can find some enjoyment in it.

Good, but non-essential.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
Review by b_olariu
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars Another year passing by and another worthy album from this underated but in same time excellent guitarist and composser. Fear of the dark from 1978 is almost in same elague with previous 2 album, better then Visionary but little less inventive as Perilous in my opinion. Beggining by saing that the line up is the same as on previous two album, that means solid musicianship and damn fine moments overall. Again some passages are impressive like on Innera dream, Nightrider or Fast aproaching. If the previous 2 albums were entirely instrumental, on this one appers Shirlei Roden on Weary eyes a beautiful melacholical track. Again he was able to combine in great manner symphonic parts with acustical and electric resulting some fine moments. Mike Oldfield can be proud of such competitor in late '70s, both were at their peak of their career, similar one to each other in musical terms very much. The gentle, intelligent passages showing that Giltrap was and is one of the most respect guitarist ever. Orchestrations are grandious as always with memorable passages. Well, I can say that this is my second fav album from them after masterpiece Perilous journey. 4 stars easy and recommened another worthy album from him.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
Review by kev rowland
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars Gordon's third album in three years brings to a close the set that is often viewed as a trilogy, with the same key musicians and producers as on the previous two. The major difference here was with the songwriting, as although there are plenty of solo writes on this album, there are also some which are credited to Gordon and keyboard player Rod Edwards. Due to issues at home, Gordon decided that they needed to have somewhere to write so they rented a house in the country to do just that. Apparently this is a practice that he stills continues to this day, as he found it so relaxing to have a totally different atmosphere.

The original 8 songs have now been extended to 15, including some TV themes that were released as a single (The Waltons works really well), so there is now well over an hour of music with Gordon showing again that he is at home on electric as he is on acoustic. "Weary Eyes" is a delight with wonderful orchestration, great piano, a warm fretless bass, sympathetic drums and a choir. Who could ask for more? These three albums cemented Gordon's reputation as a performer of the highest order, yet he has still never really gained the acclaim that he should have. I don't believe that he has ever released a poor album (even his Christmas album is listenable) and these reissues by Esoteric with bonus songs makes this a great time to investigate his music.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
Review by apps79
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars The Sunday Times refered to ''Perilous journey'' as ''one of the best albums of the year''.It climbed to No.29 in the UK Albums Chart, while the track ''Heartsong'' received some serious airplay and reached No.21 in the UK Singles Chart.Same track was used as a signature tune on the ''Holidays'' TV programme of BBC.In 1978 Giltrap returns with ''Fear of the dark'' with his regular group supported now by multi-instrumentalist Graham Preskett on violin, female singer Shirlie Roden handles the vocal parts and Roger Hand provided the string arrangements.

This work shows a return to Giltrap's Folk roots, containing plenty of bucolic, acoustic parts, sitting comfortably next to the electric ones.The music comes like a cross between STEVE HACKETT's solo albums, SKY, maybe a little bit of STRAWBS and, of course, MIKE OLDFIELD.It refuses to abandon a strongly elaborate, sophisticated and mainly instrumental profile for the sake of the trends of the time, but simultaneously it sounds pretty accesible to a wide variety of music fans.With Giltrap setting up a true seminar on classic guitar, Hand providing a grandiose string-based background and Edwards offering the gentle tones of Classical Music through his keyboard and piano work, ''Fear of the dark'' comes as a nice proposal on soft, instrumental Prog Rock music, as certain tracks are entirely based on acoustic textures with mellow keyboard surroundings, while the electric pieces are mostly pretty melodic with calm solos, sporadic choirs, piano and keyboard waves and a confident rhythm section.This ones ends up to be closer to Orchestral Folk Rock than Prog Rock at moments, still Giltrap's composing talent and guitar excellence shines through, after all providing well-crafted, memorable tunes over a bunch of demanding arrangements is a hard thing and the man did a pretty great job.

Closer to the lines of ''Visionary'' than the more electric/Steve Hackett-like ''Perilous journey''.Soft instrumental Prog/Art Rock with folky and Classical underlines and some pastoral aesthetics.Recommended.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Latest members reviews

4 stars In my review about "The Peacock Party" from 1979 ,((#561463) Posted Wednesday, November 02, 2011, 16:44 EST). I make a humble advice for the prog community, for to give more attention to Gordon Giltrap's work, and due to this advice, nothing is more appropriated which write a review from another ... (read more)

Report this review (#569993) | Posted by maryes | Friday, November 18, 2011 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of GORDON GILTRAP "Fear Of The Dark"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.69 seconds