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1El Cad4:12
2 Side Two
3Super Blue3:13
4La Frescabalda
Arranged By – John CadmanWritten-By – Girolamo Frescabaldi
Music By – Francesco TárregaVocals – Yvonne GrechWords By – John Cadman
6 Side One
8Battle Galliard
Written-By – John Dowland
9Requiem And Extasis3:27
10Jota Aragonessa
Arranged By – John CadmanVocals – Willy BarrettWritten By – Francesco Tárrega
Arranged By – John CadmanWritten-By – Gaspar Sanz
12Variations On Greensleeves4:45
13Take Me
Music By – Isaac AlbénizVocals – Yvonne GrechWords By – John Cadman


  • DrumsMark Freeman
  • GuitarJohn Cadman
  • LayoutJudith Howell
  • Mastered ByJack Adams
  • PercussionMark Freeman
  • Photography [Sleeve] – John Sall
  • ProducerWilly Barrett
  • Recorded ByWilly Barrett
  • Written-ByJohn Cadman (tracks: A1, A4, A5, A2, B6)


Drums / Percussion: Mark Freeman

Recorded and produced by Willy Barrett
Mastered at Tape One, London, by Jack Adams
Sleeve photography by John Sall
Layout: Judith Howell

A1, A4, A5, B1, B4, B5 and B6 published by Black Eye/Desert Songs (ATV)

A3 and B2 published by Plant Life Music Ltd.

A2 and B3 N/A

[b]El Cad[/b]
Spanish guitars, electric guitar, bass, drums and percussion are used here in a unique fusion of traditional and contemporary musical styles to create an exciting and rhythmic flamenco-like dance, certainly influenced by the composer's part-Spanish ancestry.

[b]Battle Galliard[/b]
John Dowland (1563-1626), one of the foremost lutenists and composers of the renaissance period, left England - having been refused the post of court musician to Elizabeth I (on religious grounds)- to be appointed Royal Lutenist to the Danish court. This lute solos, in the form of divisions on an ancient and majestic dance, was commissioned by the King, its full title being: 'The Most High and Mightie, Christianus IV, King of Denmark, His Galliard'.

[b] Take Me [/b]
Isaac Albéniz (1890-1909), the distinguished Spanish composer, was by his own admission 'much influenced by the sound and techniques of the guitar', although he did not play or compose for the instrument. Originally a piano solo from 'Suite Espanol', this guitar transcription by John Cadman is given a new and original setting in the form of a duo for guitar and voice, featuring Yvonne Grech.

[b] Super Blue [/b]
John Cadman, in addition to being composer, arranger, and performer, is the author of a comprehensive guitar method, which for the most part deals with orthodox technique. However, this solo - recorded on electric-classical guitar - was originally written for the method as an example in blues style, its title reflecting the extremely 'blued' notes ad staccato bass line.

[b] Eclosion [/b]
Based upon two popular Catalan folk tuned - 'El Testamen de N'Amelia' (as arranged by Miguel Llobert) and 'El Noy de la Mare' -this work opens with a gentle Spanish guitar solo which is suddenly interrupted by a change in tempo together with the introduction of drums and strings, creating a bolero-type movement. This continues and increases in intensity, to end in an anthem-like finale featuring two electrical guitars.

[b] Canarios [/b]
This lively traditional dance of characteristically alternating 6/8 and 3/4 measures originated in the Canary Islands. The well-known melody is here arranged for Spanish Guitar, accompanied by steel-strung acoustic guitar and percussion.

[b] Variations on Greensleeves [/b]
This early English folk tune, sometimes attributed to Henry VIII, has formed the subject matter for numerous compositions throughout the centuries. Beginning with a solo lute arrangement of the theme, this set of variations shows some historical instrumental developments, first by the addition of a harpsichord-like effect, produced on steel-strung classical guitar and cittern. This is followed by the introduction of new thematic material - set on two electric guitars - leading to a jig-like finale suggested by the rhythm of the lute continuo.

[b] La Frescabalda [/b]
Girolamo Frescabaldi (1583-1643), one of Italy's finest composers, indicated his profound commitment to this work by its very title. Originally composed for harpsichord or organ, this solo guitar transcription by John Cadman follows the original form of an air with four variations, displaying a variety of styles and contrapuntal devices typical of the Italian renaissance, before retuning to the sombre and ethereal opening theme.

[b] Alhambra [/b]
Francisco Tárrega (1854-1909) composed numerous works for the guitar, and which have produced many developments in classical guitar technique. This haunting and typically Spanish piece was originally written as a tremelo study - 'Recuerdos de la Alhambra' - but has since earned itself a justifiably popular position in the instrument's concert repertoire. This setting of the solo, announced by the peal of a psaltery, features an accompanying part sung by Yvonne Grech.

[b] Jota Aragonessa [/b]
Although considered something of a technical tour-de-force, this composition is here presented in a light-hearted fashion/ Based upon a traditional flamenco dance - formed from several Spanish fol tunes - it incorporates many sound effects, all preformed on solo guitar, with the exception of a short additional (and questionably appropriate!) vocal by Willy Barrett.

[b] Requiem and Extasis [/b]
Inspired by Eclosion (side one), this lonely and mournful theme - Requiem leads directly into Extasis, which is composed of complex variations around the traditional tune 'Saltarello'. Scored for Spanish guitar, 12-string guitar, citar, and two-drum-kits, this movement has an underlying, insistent moto-perpetuo bass line - often broken by precarious cross-rhythms - leafing to a rhythmic rasquedo passage which brings the work to an aggressive and ecstatic climax.


  • Matrix / Runout: PLR 050 A1
  • Matrix / Runout: PLR 050 B1


  • Published By – Plant Life Music Ltd.
  • Published By – Black Eye
  • Published By – Desert Songs Ltd.
  • Mastered At – Tape One


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John Cadman - El Cad MP3
Performer: John Cadman
Genre: World
Title: El Cad
Country: UK
Released: 1983
MP3 album: 1921 mb
FLAC album: 1735 mb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 594
Source: Vinyl, LP
№ Cat: PLR 050
Label: Plant Life