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Gordon Giltrap


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5 stars The Peacock Party is one of my absolute favourite albums. It's so much fun listening to this bunch of unchained and exuberant folk musicians, led by master guitarist Gordon Giltrap, who keeps astonishing the whole world with his viruosity. And then there are these woodwind players Bimbo Acock, who is as good on any woordwind instrument and Gryphon mastermind Richard Harvey, who shows once more that a recorder can be one of the most exciting instruments if you play it well.

I can listen to Headwind-The Eagle ten times in a row, without getting bored. You just keep discovering new details every time you play the song.

The drumming on the album is also of first quality, but that shouldn't amaze you, if you consider that they are taken care of by none less than Ian Mosley. The keyboards are played by Rod Edwards and Eddie Spence, who can also be heard on that other underestimated English sypmphonic rock album by Strangedays, called "9 Parts To The Wind".

The diversity on this album is amazing, you can enjoy ragtime pieces on the guitar, both funny and beautiful melodic pieces on the flutes and full symphonic themes on the keyboards and the electric guitar, but we should keep in mind, that Gordon Giltrap is in the first place one of the worlds best acoustic guitar players.

I would like to invite everyone to this fantastic Peacock Party, because it's such a great place to be. The drawings in the booklet are also fun looking at, so you don't want to miss this one!


Izabelle | 5/5 |


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