After the overwhelming success of Stockfisch's recording with Chinese singer Song Zuying and the China Philharmonic Orchestra (2016 Grammy nomination) Stockfisch Records again produced a special project including a symphony orchestra: We speak about the 2016 production with the grand seigneur of songwriting: Allan Taylor! The SACD is titled "There Was A Time".
Back-story: 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 Valter Sivilotti, 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 Günter Pauler of Stockfisch Records heard the demo live-recordings he enthusiastically suggested to produce an SACD: Allan together with a symphony orchestra! Pauler hired the "Göttinger Symphonie 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.
Super Audio CD
SACD 5.1 Multi-Channel SACD Layer
SACD Stereo SACD Layer
This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
52-page hard-back book with full-color images, lyrics, Allan Taylor insights into songs, and more
Allan Taylor, vocals, guitar
Lutz Moller, piano
Hans-Jorg Maucksch - fretless bass
Gottinger Symphonie Orchester
Christoph-Mathias Mueller, conductor
Valter Sivilotti orchestral arrangements:
1. Chimes at Midnight
2. For Those We Knew
3. Down the Years I Travelled...
4. For What It's Worth
5. The Merlin Cafe
7. There Was A Time
9. Win Or Lose
11. Red on Green (Rosso su verde)
12. The Beggar (A pittima)
Total playing time, 67:06