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Allan Taylor
Göttinger Symphonie Orchester
Christoph-Mathias Mueller conductor

SFR 357.9015.2

Multichannel Hybrid SACD

Here is the story behind: Allan had played on the FOLKEST festival every two or three years, usually on the stage in the Piazza Castello of Spilimbergo, a delightful small town near the North Italian city of Udine.   The plan arose, that Valtcr Sivilolti, an Italian composer, arranger and conductor, would make arrangements of a selection of Allan's songs and conduct the orchestra for the concert.   This concert took place in July, 2013.

When Güünter Pauler of Stockflsch Records heard the demo live-recordings he enthusiastically suggested to produce an SACD: Allan together with a symphony orchestra!   Pauler hired the Göttinger Symphonic Orchester with their agile conductor Christoph-Mathias Mueller.   Valter Sivilotti and Allan Taylor joined the recordings in Göttingen, and a very successful session was performed and is now available as a Multichannel-Hybrid-SACD.

Allan Taylor writes about this record:
“… What you hear on this SACD is the product of great technical and artistic expertise on the part of Stockfisch Records.   I wrote some of these songs many years ago, but I hope you enjoy the experience of hearing them in an orchestral setting.   Certainty, Valter Sivilotti's empathy with my songs has created some wonderful settings, and it was a privilege to work with such a creative and empathetic musician.”

Valter Sivilotti has written orchestral arrangements for the songs recorded on this SACD:
Performing on the SACD There Was a Time
Allan Taylor - vocal and guitar
Göttinger Symphonie Orchester, conducted by Christoph-Mathias Mueller
Lutz Möller - piano
Hans-Jörg Maucksch - fretless bass

  1. Chimes at Midnight     4:56
  2. For Those We Knew     3:51
  3. Down the Years I Travelled...     4:53
  4. For What It's Worth     4:39
  5. The Merlin Cafe     6:01
  6. Provence     4:20
  7. There Was a Time     4:26
  8. Joseph     4:29
  9. Win or Lose     5:50
10. Winter     5:11
11. Red on Green (Rosso su verde}     3:45
12. The Beggar (A pittima)     4:11

Total time     57:06
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