Peacock Party (Re-issue)
Update May 2014
•NEWLY REMASTERED & EXPANDED EDITION CD OF THIS CLASSIC 1979 ALBUM BY GORDON GILTRAP
•REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES
•FEATURING FOUR BONUS TRACKS
•BOOKLET WITH FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK & ESSAY
•REVIEWS IN “UNCUT”, “MOJO”, “RECORD COLLECTOR” & “CLASSIC ROCK PROG” MAGAZINES
•COVERAGE ON RELEVANT WEBSITES & FANZINES
ESOTERIC RECORDINGS are pleased to announce the release of a newly remastered and expanded edition of the classic album “THE PEACOCK PARTY” by GORDON GILTRAP. This product is released June 30 2014.
For over forty years Gordon has enjoyed the well-deserved reputation as one of Britain’s greatest guitar players. He made his first recordings in the 1960s as folk artist, but by late 70s he had crossed into the Progressive Rock genre. A trio of albums on the Electric Records label earned Gordon much praise and an ever-increasing fan base. In 1979 the album “The Peacock Party” was released on the PVK label. The tunes by Gordon are based on characters from the book "The Peacock Party" written by George E Ryder and illustrated by Alan Aldridge. This was a sequel to the somewhat better known "Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast". Aldridge designed many well-known covers for rock albums in the 1970s including "Captain Fantastic and The Dirt Brown Cowboy" for Elton John.
“THE PEACOCK PARTY” saw Gordon backed by a band of outstanding musicians such as JOHN G. PERRY (Bass), ROD EDWARDS (keyboards), RIC SANDERS (violin) and IAN MOSLEY (drums) and featured many outstanding tracks.
This Esoteric Recordings edition is newly remastered from the original tapes and includes four bonus tracks. The reissue also features a lavishly illustrated booklet with new essay and interview with Gordon Giltrap.
1979 PVK Label LP - GIL1 Tracks 1 - 12 as listed above.
1979 PVK Label MC - GIL1Tracks 1 - 12 as listed above.
1990 BBC Prestige Label LP - PRST 507 Tracks 1 - 12 as listed above.
1990 BBC Prestige Label CD - CDPT 507 Tracks 1 - 12 as listed above.
1990 BBC Prestige Label MC - ZPRST 507 Tracks 1 - 12 as listed above.
2010 Demon Edsel EDSD2074 The Peacock Party & Airwaves Also available digitally VEXDIGI317