Fear of the Dark (2013 Re-issue)

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released 2013   Esoteric Recordings ECLEC2402

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NEWLY REMASTERED & EXPANDED EDITION CD OF THIS CLASSIC 1978 ALBUM BY GORDON GILTRAP

REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES

FEATURING EIGHT BONUS TRACKS

BOOKLET WITH FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK & ESSAY

ESOTERIC RECORDINGS
are pleased to announce the release of a newly remastered and expanded edition of the classic album "FEAR OF THE DARK” by GORDON GILTRAP. 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 1976 he had crossed into the Progressive Rock genre and signed to the newly formed Electric Records imprint.

His third album for Electric was originally released in 1978. "FEAR OF THE DARK” completed the trilogy of releases that began with the Visionary album (LCVP114CD ). Following on from the success of the chart single and album Perilous Journey ( LCVP113CD ), Gordon set out on a major tour with a full band to promote "FEAR OF THE DARK” . The tour and album reviews were very positive, admiring Gordon's dexterity in mixing folk, classical and rock styles to create a symphonic or progressive genre

"FEAR OF THE DARK” was one of Giltrap's hit albums, and it is easy to see why: layered guitars, keyboards and a string section to give it a lush sound. For an ex-folkie it is surprising that these albums didn't draw on traditional music, like Oldfield did, but went for something a lot grander.

"FEAR OF THE DARK” saw Gordon backed by a band of outstanding musicians such as JOHN G. PERRY (Bass), ROD EDWARDS (keyboards) and SIMON PHILLIPS (drums) and featured many outstanding tracks.

This Esoteric Recordings edition is newly remastered from the original tapes and includes eight bonus tracks drawn from a series of singles released between 1978 and 1980, including the live track ‘Inner Dream’ and ‘Party Piece’, ‘Theme from The Waltons’ and ‘Birds of a Feather’ previously unreleased on CD.

The reissue also features a lavishly illustrated booklet with new essay and interview with Gordon Giltrap.

Release Date: 29/07/2013


Earlier Releases:

1978 Electric Label LP - TRIX7 Gatefold sleeve LP. Tracks 1 - 8 as listed above.
1978 Electric Label MC - ZCTRX7Tracks 1 - 8 as listed above.
1991 Visionary / Fear Of The Dark 2 albums on one disc BBC Prestige Label CD - CDPM851
Believed Limited edition of 500 copies
1991 Visionary / Fear Of The Dark 2 albums on one disc BBC Prestige Label MC - ZPRIM851
Believed Limited edition of 500 copies
1999 La Cooka Ratcha / Voiceprint LCVP112CD Tracks 1 – 8 as listed above plus 3 bonus tracks