25th Anniversary Double CD - The Mandolin Albums
A special 25th anniversary double album reissue of Simon Mayor's first two solo albums The Mandolin Album (1990) and The Second Mandolin Album (1991) - remastered and with comprehensive sleevenotes. Sparkling originals and inventive adaptations of the classics from one of the world's leading mandolin virtuosos. Featuring the mandolin, mandola and mandocello.
Tracks include Vivaldi's Concerto for Mandolin and Concerto for Two Mandolins, Handel's The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, and Simon's own much requested The Buttermere Waltz.
'A remarkable mandolin player... displaying a dazzling fluidity, Mayor is also master of tonal variations. Indeed, of the two discs, the first is certainly impressive, but it's the second that really captures all the emotions.' R2 Magazine * * * *
' ...further evidence, as if it was needed, that Mayor remains one of the world's most accomplished mandolinists.' Acoustic Magazine
THE MANDOLIN ALBUM
'Album of the week' BBC Radio 2
'His success may be judged by the wit and invention of his arrangement for Vivaldi's Concerto or his own 'Maple Flames.' Q Magazine
'The arrangements are uplifting and the album is a joy' Daily Telegraph (UK)
'Sheer joy' Folk Roots
THE SECOND MANDOLIN ALBUM
'Simply a masterpiece' Tower Records Magazine
'Hot fingered mandolin virtuoso' Cosmopolitan
'Refreshing and uplifting' Vox
'This is a wonderful release from Simon Mayor. He is an amazing player...'
'Outstanding musicianship. A depth of feeling that is rare to find' Folk Roots