The origins of Gratto date back to 1996 when he was working with 'Leger De Main' (Chris and Brett Rodler). According to the story of this recording it was a lost tape and abandoned recording which has remained hidden on some dusty shelf for 6 years and has finally make the way to CD players. "Anakin Tumnus" contains 3 long pieces each possessing a towering sound and wide range of sound dynamics, each showing the intricate song writing and instrumental prowess of these talented musicians. Gratto's vocals are sung in a quieter stealth like mode but resound with wonderful contrast to the sharper instrument sounds. In some ways his lyrics and voice carry a slight symmetry to those of Marillion's Fish. Without a question this band played with an intensity and musical likeness that reminds me very much of Anekdoten, Echolyn and even King Crimson.
Silva Screen Records presents the most comprehensive collection of Music to mark the 80th birthday of John Williams, the 5 time Oscar and 18 time Grammy award-winning world's No.1 Film Composer. This unique collection includes: 6 Compact Disc box set - 88 tracks and 7 hours of music. In the history of film music over the last six decades one name stands supreme as the most prolific and celebrated composer working in cinema today - John Williams His astounding collection of awards remains unrivalled including 47 Oscar nominations (five wins) surpassed only by Walt Disney. Add to that four Golden Globes, seven BAFTAS and twenty-one Grammys. His themes have become part of the fabric of the history of cinema, part of a cavalcade of blockbusters that include the Star Wars saga, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Jaws, Superman and many, many, more that are all included on this superb collection. The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra pay tribute over this six CD set that defines his monumental career. With 88 tracks and over seven hours of music this release is the ultimate collection of this outstanding composer who celebrated his 80th birthday on February 8th this year and has now observed a 40 year screen partnership with Steven Spielberg. (amazon).