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Only for completionists (0%). A bit f a disappointment, really. At the close of the stylish booklet accompanying the CD, Martin Orford openly admits that "The Old Road" is not a progressive rock album, being instead 'unashamedly retro'. In a world where blatant rip-offs are often touted as wildly innovative, such an admission is refreshingly honest, to say the least.

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So Martin Orford throws in the towel, and only in a few years everybody will realize what the music scene has lost with his departure. As if he wants to prove that to all, he releases a final album under his name. For that purpose he gathered several well known musicians who make this an almost all-star-project: Nick D’Virgilio of Spock’s Beard, Gary Chandler of Jadis, Steve Thorne and John Wetton of Asia and King Crimson fame. But the highlight of The Old Road is the title track. With over eight minutes, it still is over much too soon. The melange of bombast, melancholy, but also Rock deserves nothing less but the attrtibute ‘brilliant. Has Orford composed his finest song at the very end of his career?

Martin Orford (born 10 June 1959, Bitterne, Southampton) is an English keyboard player best known as the founder of progressive rock bands IQ and Jadis. He also worked with former King Crimson, UK and Asia bassist John Wetton, and has released two solo albums, Classical Music and Popular Songs (2000) and The Old Road (2008). Orford appeared on two Big Big Train albums, Goodbye To The Age of Steam and English Boy Wonders.

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This song is by Martin Orford and appears on the album The Old Road (2008). They say the best is yet to comeBut I can't be the only oneTo seek out ways from days gone byTo shape the way we live our lives. That's why we're taking the old roadTo rediscover things we'd taken for grantedLosing the heavy loadTry to make the most of every dayWe're taking the old roadBack to where the seeds of wisdom were plantedLeaving the race foreverAnd reject the modern way.

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1 Grand Designs
Acoustic Guitar – Steve ThorneBass Guitar – Dave MerosDrums – Andy EdwardsLead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Keyboards, Electric Guitar [Electric Guitars], Recorder [Treble Recorder], Synth [Moog Taurus Pedals] – Martin OrfordMusic By, Lyrics By – Martin OrfordTambourine – Dave Oberlé
9:58
2 Power And Speed
Acoustic Guitar – Steve ThorneBass Guitar – Dave MerosDrums – Nick D'VirgilioKeyboards, Electric Guitar [Miscellaneous Electric Guitars] – Martin OrfordLead Guitar – John Mitchell Music By – Martin OrfordRhythm Guitar – Gary Chandler
5:58
3 Ray Of Hope
Bass [Fretless Bass] – Dave MerosDrums, Tambourine – Nick D'VirgilioKeyboards, Electric Guitar [Electric Guitars], Acoustic Guitar – Martin OrfordLead Vocals – David LongdonMusic By, Lyrics By – Martin Orford
3:53
4 Take It To The Sun
Drums – Nick D'VirgilioKeyboards, Electric Guitar [Harmony Electric Guitars], Backing Vocals – Martin OrfordLead Guitar – John Mitchell Lead Vocals, Bass Guitar – John WettonMusic By, Lyrics By – Martin OrfordRhythm Guitar – Gary Chandler
5:26
5 Prelude
Music By – Martin OrfordPiano, Keyboards – Martin Orford
1:36
6 The Old Road
Acoustic Guitar, Effects [Guitar Effects], Percussion – Steve ThorneBacking Vocals – Dave OberléBass Guitar – John WettonDrums – Nick D'VirgilioFiddle – Colm Murphy Lead Guitar – John Mitchell Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Keyboards, Lead Guitar [Lead Guitars], Flute, Synth [Moog Taurus Pedals] – Martin OrfordMusic By, Lyrics By – Martin OrfordRhythm Guitar [Rhythm Guitars], Twelve-String Guitar [Rickenbacker 12 String Guitar] – Gary Chandler
8:37
7 Out In The Darkness
Bass Guitar – Dave MerosDrums – Nick D'VirgilioKeyboards, Electric Guitar, Twelve-String Guitar [Rickenbacker 12 String Guitar], Synth [Moog Taurus Pedals] – Martin OrfordLead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar [Electric Guitars], Bass Harmonica – Steve ThorneLyrics By – Steve ThorneMusic By – Martin OrfordRhythm Guitar, Twelve-String Guitar [Rickenbacker 12 String Guitar] – Gary Chandler
6:27
8 The Time And The Season
Bass Guitar – Dave MerosDrums – Nick D'VirgilioGuitar [Harmony Guitars] – Michael Holmes Keyboards, Lead Guitar, Synth [Moog Taurus Pedals], Backing Vocals – Martin OrfordLead Vocals, Backing Vocals – John WettonMusic By, Lyrics By – Martin OrfordMusical Assistance [Lyric Ideas] – Peter NichollsRhythm Guitar, Twelve-String Guitar [Rickenbacker 12 String Guitar] – Gary Chandler
10:46
9 Endgame
Bass [Fretless Bass] – Dave MerosDrums – Nick D'VirgilioKeyboards, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Martin OrfordLead Guitar – John Mitchell Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – David LongdonMusic By, Lyrics By – Martin OrfordRhythm Guitar, Guitar [Harmony Guitar] – Gary Chandler
5:20

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Giant Electric Pea
  • Copyright (c) – Giant Electric Pea
  • Distributed By – SPV GmbH – SPV 79942 CD
  • Distributed By – Pinnacle
  • Distributed By – Suburban
  • Recorded At – Aubitt Studios
  • Made By – EDC Blackburn Ltd

Credits

  • Artwork [Cover Artwork], Design – Tony Lythgoe
  • Engineer, Mixed By – Rob Aubrey
  • Photography By – Anne Clark , Dene Wilby, Martin Orford, Soren Pilman, Tony Lythgoe
  • Producer – Martin Orford

Notes

Printed on disc: Promotional Copy Not For Resale.
Issued in clear jewelcase with a 16-page folded booklet.

Recorded at Aubitt Studios and at home between 2005 and 2008.

P & C GEP Ltd. 2008

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5026297010374
  • Barcode (Text): 5 026297 010374 >
  • Matrix / Runout: EDC Blackburn Ltd. GEPCD1037 01
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L135
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0418
  • Rights Society: MCPS

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
GEPCD1037 Martin Orford The Old Road ‎(9xFile, MP3, Album, VBR) Giant Electric Pea GEPCD1037 UK 2008
GEPCD1037, GEPCD 1037 Martin Orford The Old Road ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Giant Electric Pea , Giant Electric Pea GEPCD1037, GEPCD 1037 Russia 2008
GEPCD1037 Martin Orford The Old Road ‎(CD, Album) Giant Electric Pea GEPCD1037 UK 2008

Martin Orford - The Old Road album
Prog Rock
Performer: Martin Orford
Title: The Old Road
Category: Rock
Country: UK
Released: 2008
Rating: 4.3/5
Votes: 838
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