DAVIES [Diwedd Y Gwt
is Geraint Davies’ first solo CD, following years of recording
and performing experience with bands such as Hergest and Mynediad
album includes ten songs, nine written by Geraint himself, the
other an acoustic version of Eliffant’s classic ‘Lisa Lan’.
If the CD has a theme, it’s relationships and friendship: the
opening song ‘Paradwys Gudd’ (Secret Paradise) celebrates good
friends wherever they may be and the closer ‘Sefyll’
(Standing) refers to a friend who faced a personal tragedy
heroically; ‘Dylan a John’ (Dylan and John) elegizes two other
friends who left this world too soon while ‘Catherine Ann’ is
a tribute to a major influence on Geraint during his formative
years. Although there are feelings of loss, the emphasis in all
songs is on the joy of friendship.
y Byd’ (Ends of the Earth) is set in the past, on an imaginary
sea voyage with, again, a longing for friends and family
contrasting the shanty-like choruses. ‘Twll yn y To’ (Hole in
the Roof), however, looks to the future: there’s trouble on the
horizon, but of what kind exactly?
‘Eira man’ (Light Snow) looks at the romance and
dangers of being snowed-in, and there are love songs in ‘Fel
Ni’ (Like Us), a song of uncertainty even in the happiest
relationship, and ‘Un Wen’ (One Smile), a possible theme-tune
for grumpy old men everywhere.
the CD spans a variety of soft rock styles, mixed with touches of
country rock and pop. It was recorded at Waunuchaf Studio in
Carmarthen with Geraint Griffiths producing, arranging and playing
the lion’s share of the instruments.
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