Over the past forty five years Gordon Giltrap has graced the music business with his dedication to his craft and his affection for his audience. As one of the UK’s most respected guitarists he has consistently proved the adage that respect cannot be bought. It must be earned. Although Gordon has collaborated on some of his albums over the years with other musicians this is the very first time it has been with a singer and a songwriter (Carol Lee Sampson and Martin Green). “Peace Will Fall” is an album that blends exquisitely Gordon’s guitar and Carol’s voice. As one reviewer said “Gordon’s guitar playing is difficult to categorise-it’s not folk, or rock or classical, but there are elements of all these in his music. His style is simply his own-and there is something very “English” about his music”.
As Gordon Giltrap further explains “For many years now I have been of the opinion that many of my tunes would make good songs (the Zombies being a prime example) or in some cases hymns. Well, this idea has finally come to fruition in the form of a Gospel album with lyrics supplied by my friend the Reverend Martin Green, who is himself a fine guitar player who has even built his own guitars, and the wonderful Carol Sampson.
"Carol is an outstanding singer songwriter and between her and Martin have transformed many of my pieces (ancient and modern) into modern day Gospel songs.
“The three of us found ourselves in delightful recording studios in the beautiful village of Bredon. Our engineer on the day was a young guy called Dave Draper, a brilliant engineer full of enthusiasm for all that he does. I look forward to working with him again.
“On a personal note, I believe that all music that touches us is of a spiritual nature and stands outside the confines of faith or religion. Those of you who have followed my career since the mid 70’s will know that I have always embraced and have been fascinated by projects of this nature. The Visionary album and The Brotherhood being I believe prime examples. This project is an extension of the journey.”