'Scattered Chapters' by Gordon Giltrap & Paul Ward

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Re: 'Scattered Chapters' by Gordon Giltrap & Paul Ward

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I've ordered my copy.
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Thanks, guys. I'm heading down to Birmingham today to sign some copies of the CD.
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Also released is the video 'The Making of 'Scattered Chapters', that features artwork, music and a reading by Nick.

The track in this video is wonderful.
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Brings back memories, saw him a few times as he used to play the Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone when I was young.
Lovely playing, and recording, good space.
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Just watched the video, and was totally blown away by it. This is truly an astonishing and all inclusive work. :clap::clap::clap:
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Re: 'Scattered Chapters' by Gordon Giltrap & Paul Ward

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Folderol wrote: Mon Jul 11, 2022 8:38 pm Just watched the video, and was totally blown away by it. This is truly an astonishing and all inclusive work. :clap::clap::clap:

Thank you.

It's been such a privilege to work with all of the creative minds behind this project. Once we realised what was starting to emerge it took on a life of its own. Nick's stories spoke to the music, and the music spoke back. Then when some of the images of the artwork arrived it pushed the music in directions we hadn't yet imagined.

One story I can share... 'Requiem' is one of my compositions. It was written in a single evening. The only way I can describe it is that it was as if the piece already existed, and all I was doing to trying to record it as quickly as possible as it was 'dictated' to me. It was actually hard to keep up. The next morning I had something I could send to Gordon.

Gordon sent his parts back to me and within minutes of sending the first version he called me to tell me it 'wasn't right'; I knew exactly what he meant. The next version was 'right'.

I'm not much for 'woooo-hooooo' mysticism, but there was something going on with that piece of music. It's as if it wrote itself. When it was right we knew.

There's more to this specific story, but I'll leave it there before it gets weird.
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Re: 'Scattered Chapters' by Gordon Giltrap & Paul Ward

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The Elf wrote: Tue Jul 12, 2022 10:18 am
One story I can share... 'Requiem' is one of my compositions. It was written in a single evening. The only way I can describe it is that it was as if the piece already existed, and all I was doing to trying to record it as quickly as possible as it was 'dictated' to me. It was actually hard to keep up.


Elf would you upload just your part. The way you say this is similar way Vangelis in his later years talked about music he made.
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Post by Kwackman »

I have got the CD, and it's wonderful. Loads of things to attract more listens. There's nice harmonised guitar runs in first track, there's a track with acoustic guitar and piano where the sounds are distinct and aren't clashing, there a great guitar duet track, and the last track is like meeting an old friend you haven't seen since the 70s!... and much more.
I was going to note down the names of tracks with comments, but in the end I just listened and enjoyed.
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Re: 'Scattered Chapters' by Gordon Giltrap & Paul Ward

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Why, thank you, sir! We aim to please. :D

The masters have just gone off to the cutters, so a vinyl version will be available soon.

The track listing for the vinyl will be:
Star Field
Scattered Chapters
One For Billie
Sharing Days
Through Braden's Door
The Stars Look Down on Linda
The Kissing Gate
Requiem
Precious
The Melody Weaver's Son

I'm happy to discuss any of the tracks, if anyone has any questions about how (or why?) it was done.
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