American Collection

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Matthew McAllister
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American Collection

Post by Matthew McAllister » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:59 pm

Hi folks,

I am really happy to announce the release of my new album, American Collection.

Probably the most ambitious project I have undertaken yet with some mighty challenges along the way, from recording in two different countries, preparing music by nearly all living composers with their input throughout the process, music that was improvised alongside composed and a guitar quartet of minimalist music. It was a fantastic process and the result I am so pleased with and I hope you will enjoy it too.

You can find out more about the album and order at the link below.

http://barosrecords.com/americancollection

Check out the cover Artwork.

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There will be a 'Making Of' movie coming very soon but for now check out the video single, the haunting Oleander Etude by Ralph Towner.


Youtube


Hope you enjoy listening and add the album to your collection!

Matthew :D

P.S More clips will follow soon.....

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Re: American Collection

Post by Kurt Penner » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:57 pm

Purchased the download and listening now to Children's Songs. Love it. Sheet music, please?

kp

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Re: American Collection

Post by Matthew McAllister » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:09 am

Kurt Penner wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:57 pm
Purchased the download and listening now to Children's Songs. Love it. Sheet music, please?

kp
That is so cool! Amazing how fast music can be shared now, so happy to hear that you are enjoying it. Many more treats are in store as the album develops. The arranger of the Children's Songs is Forbes Henderson who has made arrangements of all the songs with various changes over the years since Barrueco first recorded them. They are not in print at the moment I am afraid but Forbes is a pretty easy guy to find and also a very pleasant chap so I would suggest reaching out to him.

Matthew :merci:

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Re: American Collection

Post by Lawler » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:27 am

Purchased.

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Re: American Collection

Post by Matthew McAllister » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:30 am

Lawler wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:27 am
Purchased.
:merci: Enjoy the music.

Matthew :)

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Re: American Collection

Post by Linda » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:36 am

hi Matthew,

I am so glad to see that you have a new album coming out. I will definitely add it to my collection and I know I will love all the music.

Cheers,
linea
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Re: American Collection

Post by Matthew McAllister » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:33 pm

Linda wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:36 am
hi Matthew,

I am so glad to see that you have a new album coming out. I will definitely add it to my collection and I know I will love all the music.

Cheers,
linea
Thanks Linea, a new favourite I hope. :-)

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Re: American Collection

Post by muirtan » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:22 pm

Mmmm not sure what to do as my daughter often buys me your CDsfor xmas. Dare I pre order? Or should I just ask if she's seen it? Decisions..... I will get it somehow.

Do you know if Baros will put in a message if I ask for it to be sent direct to a friend for a surprise.

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Re: American Collection

Post by Matthew McAllister » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:36 pm

muirtan wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:22 pm
Mmmm not sure what to do as my daughter often buys me your CDsfor xmas. Dare I pre order? Or should I just ask if she's seen it? Decisions..... I will get it somehow.

Do you know if Baros will put in a message if I ask for it to be sent direct to a friend for a surprise.
Ha ha the dilemma! For sure if you put a message in with the order then Uros can send copy direct. No problem!
:-)

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Re: American Collection

Post by Matthew McAllister » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:44 pm

muirtan wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:22 pm
Mmmm not sure what to do as my daughter often buys me your CDsfor xmas. Dare I pre order? Or should I just ask if she's seen it? Decisions..... I will get it somehow.

Do you know if Baros will put in a message if I ask for it to be sent direct to a friend for a surprise.
I just checked with Uros, your request is no problem, he can arrange to send it to any address you want. :-)

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Re: American Collection

Post by muirtan » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:25 pm

Hi thanks.
Daughter hasn't bought me a CD so I can put my order in for a couple now.

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Re: American Collection

Post by Matthew McAllister » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:41 pm

muirtan wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:25 pm
Hi thanks.
Daughter hasn't bought me a CD so I can put my order in for a couple now.
Great! :merci: Glad no Secret Santas were hurt in the process.

Enjoy the music.

:D

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Re: American Collection

Post by Matthew McAllister » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:49 am

The 'Making Of American Collection' has just been released, lots of insights into the recording process, enjoy!


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I hope you choose to add this album to your collection, take advantage of the introductory discounted price till 22nd December.

http://barosrecords.com/americancollection

Best wishes and thanks for your support,

Matthew

:casque: :merci:

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Re: American Collection

Post by George Crocket » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:27 pm

I enjoyed the video, Matthew. It gives a good taste of what is on the album. And I must say, it is my kind of music. I particularly like Mishima - Glass is my favourite composer. To see and hear four great classical guitarists play one of his excellent works is really something. Please pass on my appreciation to Allan, Uros and Sasha. I hope the four of you can get together for more of this stuff! Any chance of a recital?

By the way, I had been intending to order the album - this has prompted me to do that right now. :casque:
George
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Re: American Collection

Post by cgratham » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:27 pm

HI Matthew,
Thanks for posting the lovely video. I've just completed my order - also prompted by the video reminder. I really enjoy the Celtic Collection, and am sure will equally love the American Collection. Can't wait to see where we go next in our discoveries of the world's musics travelling through Matthew's Albums :D
Cheers, Chris

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