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    Posted: February 07 2004 at 10:39

To my mind, Giltrap has recorded some truly progressive albums : Visionary, The peacock party (feat. Ian Mosley, Morris Pert, Richard Harvey of Gryphon fame, John G. Perry who played with Anrthony Phillips) : a true sympho-prog masterpiece. Check out his discography and try to add his records in the progarchives discography.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 10 2004 at 08:13

Hi:

If you like Gordon Giltrap, I recommend you seek Paul Brett's "Eclipse" or "Interlife". None of them are great, but both have some good moments and I find some similarities with Giltrap, especially in the first one (the title track is excellent, by the way, although the rest of the LP is not up to it). I think they are not in CD, and I got mine in a second hand lp shop.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2008 at 14:42
He's absolutely one of the best guitar players ever.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 14 2008 at 06:22
We'll have to take a look at this again! i REMEMBER HE WAS REFUSED BACK THEN, BUT TODAY'S ANOTHER DAY!!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2008 at 06:20
GORDON GILTRAP, anyone???LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2008 at 14:00
Seems like a sensible addtion to me, prog folk perhaps Hugues?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2008 at 05:20
Originally posted by Easy Livin Easy Livin wrote:

Seems like a sensible addtion to me, prog folk perhaps Hugues?
 
I was thinking more of symphonic
 
I'll contact Ivàn, for this!!
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2008 at 06:50
Symphonic would be fitting for him. He is a bit too polished for my taste, but that does not speak against his addition. I see some similarities with Andreas Vollenweider, by the way, although they play different instruments.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2008 at 07:14
Originally posted by BaldFriede BaldFriede wrote:

Symphonic would be fitting for him. He is a bit too polished for my taste, but that does not speak against his addition. I see some similarities with Andreas Vollenweider, by the way, although they play different instruments.
 
Indeed, the same kind of ultra-polished music! Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2008 at 12:40

I see him more as  PR than as Symphonic, if any, he was already rejected and I agree with that, I don't believe he belongs here.

His music is a crossing between Classical (Neo Classical not Symphonic), Folk (Not Folk Prog, pure Folk), Pop, New Age (Polished New Age, but New Age) and Rock.

Please, tehere are lots of musicians  who played Classical without the need to be Symphonic.

I will discuss it with the team anyway.

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His own site gives us a hint:
 
Quote Gordon's music continues to evade categorisation, influenced as it is by the rock guitar of Hank Marvin and Pete Townshend, the folk guitar of Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, and the classical guitar of Julian Bream and John Williams. He has released 25 original studio albums, plus numerous live albums and compilations.
 
 
Many sites consider him as New Age:
 
Quote Giltrap composes lilting, shimmering new age music that employs acoustic guitar and synths. The synths lay down a soft bed of angelic sounds, occasionally emulating string and wind instruments, while he crafts lovely and technically impressive guitar figures above.
 
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One To One - Gordon Giltrap/Ric Sanders

Características técnicas

Título del álbum: One To One

Artista / Grupo: Gordon Giltrap/Ric Sanders

Género: New Age

Fecha de edición: 03/1999

Discográfica: Terra Nova

Artista(s) invitado(s): Giltrap, Gordon & Ric Sanders

Núm. de soportes: 1

Tipo grabación: estudio

Formato: Artista / Grupo

EAN: 706127082829

 
 
Wouldn't be against his inclusion in PR or maybe even Crossover, but not Symphnic, anyway, the team must say not me alone.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2008 at 15:37
Should I ask the Admin team to consider him for PR Hugues?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 18 2008 at 04:27
Originally posted by Easy Livin Easy Livin wrote:

Should I ask the Admin team to consider him for PR Hugues?
 
 
Fine with me!!
 
Ivàn made his point and I wasn't far from thinking the same!!
 
He's one of these cgaracters that belongs in Prog Related, just by whom he played with
 
(like Roy Harper and his prog connections, for example, but I think RH is much proggier)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 18 2008 at 05:21
Referred!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2008 at 05:02
Gordon Giltrap now approved for addition as prog related.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2008 at 15:28
OK good call, PR he is.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2008 at 11:26
Looking for someone to write up Giltrap's bio and eventually work on the album inclusions.
 
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