Giltrap, Gordon
A Testament Of Time

Giltrap, Gordon

A Testament Of Time
Sealed 1971 Original. Promo Sticker On Rear Cover. “After Recording Two Solo Albums For Transatlantic And A Group Effort (Accolade) For EMI, Giltrap Struck A Recording Deal With MCA, Which Paved The Way For A Testament Of Time. With Access To A Bigger Budget And A Bigger Studio, Giltrap Was Free To Expand His Sound. Instead, And Despite The Presence Of A String Section, He Managed To Keep His Head Straight And Put Together An Intimate Collection Of Songs And Instrumentals. Acoustic Guitar, Double Bass, And Light Percussion Account For Most Of The Instrumentation. An Occasional Flute Or Oboe Come In Here And There, And Of Course The String Section Glides Through Most Of The Tracks, But Giltrap's Compositional Essence Is Firmly Anchored, Unmoved By The Possibilities That Could Have Lured Him Toward More Grandiose Effects. The Instantly Catchy "Starting All Over," The Folkier Than Folk "Cycle," And The Dylanesque "The Entertainer" Exemplify His Songwriting Style: Simple But Not Facile. The Album Also Introduced Some Strong Solo Acoustic Numbers, Including The Classic "Catwalk Blues." A Testament Of Time Is A Fine Effort By A Young, Extremely Talented Guitarist With A Still Naïve Outlook On Life.” François Couture, AMG.
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  • Artist: Giltrap, Gordon
  • Genre: Pop
  • Type: New - LP
  • Label: Decca
  • Catalog ID: DL 75296
  • Condition:
    Media:
    Near Mint (NM OR M-)
  • Country ID: USA
  • Our ID: 130096

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