Described by one of Gordon Giltrap’s major influences, Pete Townshend (The Who) as a “Triumphant Return”, ‘Turning Earth’, produced by Paul Ward is a new creation from Gordon Giltrap, one of the worlds most innovative and respected acoustic guitar virtuosos.
With soaring melodies and emotional content that connects directly to the human heart from the first chord, ‘Turning Earth’ is abound with complex fingerstyle technique and intricate acoustic mastery, a format that has shaped Gordon Giltrap’s career, earned him respect throughout the music industry and, influenced generations of guitar players around the world.
Powerful and beautifully hypnotic, ‘Turning Earth’ written by Gordon himself during lockdown, features multi-dimensional, cascading acoustic and electric guitar arrangements, flawlessly engineered and polished to perfection by Paul Ward.
This celebrated finger stylist’s unique and versatile technique, effortlessly captures and delivers the essence of Christmas, whilst highlighting his ability to combine melody, rhythm, and dynamics at the highest level.
Underpinned with pulsating bass lines and Ian Mosely (Marillion) on percussion, the rhythm section is exceptionally tight, whilst ‘Turning Earth’ itself is every bit as imaginative as Gordon’s most heralded work.
Taken from the forthcoming Gordon Giltrap/Paul Ward multimedia release ‘Scattered Chapters’ scheduled for April 2022, this stunning instrumental track is full of emotion and proclamation, a timeless sonic masterpiece that shines bright with all the magic and sparkle one would expect from Christmas music …and Gordon Giltrap!
‘Turning Earth’ is now available on iTunes/Apple Music and Spotify:-
About Gordon Giltrap:-
Gordon Giltrap has enjoyed continued success within a vast catalogue of critically acclaimed albums and singles. The single ‘Heartsong’ itself, from the album ‘Perilous Journeys’, was nominated for an Ivor Novello award, and is fondly remembered as the theme tune to the BBC’s ‘Holiday’ programme.
Having now been working in the music business for well over 40 years, Gordon Giltrap is regarded by many to be one of the great acoustic guitarists of the modern age.
Over that time he has worked or collaborated with so many great names that it would be impossible to list them all but they include:
Sir Cliff Richard, Brian May, Rick Wakeman, Midge Ure, Martin Taylor, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, John Entwistle, Steve Howe, Tony Iommi, Juan Martin, Simon Phillips, James Taylor, Martin Taylor, the classical guitarist Raymond Burley and the London Symphony Orchestra.