Album: Ravens and Lullabies
Artist: Gordon Giltrap & Oliver Wakeman
2013 Esoteric Antenna (Cherry Red Records)
CD: EANTCD21012

Musicians:
Oliver Wakeman: piano (all), keys (1-19, 21), backing vocals (1-13), additional electric guitar (7)
Gordon Giltrap: electiric & acoustic guitars (1-13), guitars (14-21)
Paul Manzi: vocals (1, 5, 7-9, 11, 13), backing vocals (1, 5, 7-9, 11, 13), vocalisations (21)
Benoît David: vocals (3)
Steve Amadeo: bass (1-13, 21)
Johanne James: drums (1-13, 21), percussion (1-13, 21)


Produced by Wakeman
Recorded by Groom (1-13, 19-21), Michel St-Pere (3)
Live sound & recording Chris Miley (14-8), John Hewitt (14-8)
Mixed & mastered by Karl Groom
Artwork: Liliana Sanches
Sleeve design & layout: Wakeman
Photos: Robert Knight, Lee Wilkinson, Rob Jewell, Hugues Bergevin


Tracks:
CD1:
1. "Moneyfacturing" [mus: Giltrap/Wakeman, lyr: Wakeman] (4:10)
2. "Fiona's Smile" [Giltrap] (3:01)
3. "From the Turn of a Card" [Wakeman] (3:47)
4. "LJW" [Wakeman] (4:08)
5. "Maybe Tomorrow" [mus: Giltrap/Wakeman, lyr: Wakeman] (3:26)
6. "Wherever There was Beauty" [Giltrap] (2:40)
7. "Is This the Last Song I Write?" [Wakeman] (10:02)
8. "A Mayfair Kiss" [Wakeman] (2:55)
9. "Anyone Can Fly" [mus: Giltrap/Wakeman, lyr: Wakeman] (4:48)
10. "A Perfect Day" [Wakeman] (2:41)
11. "Credit Carnival" [Wakeman] (5:38)
12. "One for Billie" [Giltrap] (2:11)
13. "Ravens will Fly Away" [mus: Giltrap/Wakeman, lyr: Wakeman] (4:40)

CD2:
14. "Nature's Way" [Wakeman] (5:42)
15. "Isabella's Wedding" [Giltrap] (4:19)
16. "Progress of the Soul" [Wakeman] (4:44)
17. "On Camber Sands" [Giltrap] (3:59)
18. "Lutey and the Mermaid" [Wakeman] (2:55)
19. "Praeludium" [Johann Sebastian Bach, arr: Giltrap/Wakeman] (4:51)
20. "The Forgotten King" [Wakeman] (3:02)
21. "Roots" [Giltrap] (4:30)


Notes: The second disc was only included in a limited edition version. (14-8) were recorded live on the first leg of the album's supporting tour on 26 & 28 Oct 2012 in England. Those thanked in the liner notes include Rick & Rachel Wakeman and one-time Yes manager Paul Silveira.

Wakeman wrote (3) for Yes when he was in the band, although there's no sign that Yes were interested in the offering. He thus turned to his former band mte, David, to sing it.

Giltrap had previously worked with Oliver's father, Rick, including on From Brush and Stone three years earlier. (HP, 28 Dec 16)


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