Julian Bream and Friends, Boccherini, Britten, Haydn (1978)
I had these boxes of books rattling around in the back of my car. They were my grandfather’s – he’s been gone over 20 years. (He’s not coming back for the books). I couldn’t give them away, tried a few second-hand stores, offered them for nothing but still no. And I just don’t like the idea of throwing books away – I like to think that somewhere there’s a someone fro any and every book. Fortunately I found one other person who clearly thinks the same – he of the David N White Gallery. He agreed to take the books and said I could choose a few books from his collection in lieu of payment. I told him I’d prefer some records. And he agreed. So this was one of the LPs I chose. An easy choice. I love Julian Bream and I had plenty of CDs but no vinyl featuring Bream and his perfect guitar. So a no-brainer. My Pop would have approved too. Not sure what he knew about Bream but he knew Haydn and Britten and classical music in general. I got up early this morning to listen to this – and felt my Pop smiling down.
Sample Track: Fandango
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