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Track Listing:

1
Simon: The Sound Of Silence (Arr. Lawson, Trueman)
 
2
Sour Times (arr. Metcalfe, Assad)
 
3
Tarrega: Endecha
 
4
Batson, Elizondo, Brook: Moving Mountains (Arr. Metcalfe, Ryan)
 
5
de Falla: 7 Canciones Populares Espanolas - 5. Nana (Transc. Llobet, Pujol)
 
6
Street Spirit (Fade Out) (Arr. Metcalfe, Ryan)
 
7
The Magnetic Fields: The Book Of Love (Arr. Hale)
 
8
Merlin: Suite del Recuerdo - 1. Evocacion
 
9
Cohen: Famous Blue Raincoat (Arr. Metcalfe, Foster)
 
10
Tarrega: Oremus
 
11
Calandrelli: Solitude (Arr. Campbell)
 
12
Brouwer: 2 Temas Populares Cubanos - Cancion de Cuna (Berceuse)
 
13
Hayward, The Moody Blues: Nights in White Satin (Arr. Hale, Delago, Assad)
 
14
Pujol: Suite del Plata No. 1 - 3. Milonga
 
15
Armstrong, Armstrong: Life For Rent (Arr. Metcalfe)
 
16
Arlen: Over The Rainbow (Arr. Takemitsu)
 

Milos :

Sound of Silence


Miloš is back with his fifth studio album, and his first recording since 2016, poignantly titled Sound of Silence which is set to release September 13 on Decca Classics. Classical guitarist Miloš makes a much-anticipated return to the recording studio, three years after suffering a devastating hand injury

Miloš is back with his fifth studio album, and his first recording since 2016, poignantly titled Sound of Silence which is set to release September 13 on Decca Classics.  

Last time we saw the Montenegrin-born and London-based classical guitarist, his Beatles album Blackbird had been received with unanimous acclaim, his new record was already in development, and a major international concert tour was booked. It was then that Miloš was struck by an inexplicable but devastating hand injury. Unable to play, he was forced to pull out of multiple engagements and studio dates, with no real sense of when or if he might recover. 

Miloš explains, "There were wonderful audiences waiting for me in concert halls everywhere, from the Royal Albert Hall, to China and Japan, Australian and New Zealand, USA; the craziest dreams were coming true. And then this: I couldn't play a note." 

At the highest point in his career, the multi-award-winning musician reached the lowest point in his life, and it is this that inspired Sound of Silence.     

Miloš traveled across Europe seeking help from experts and went through a variety of treatments, but each time, after an initial improvement, he would end up feeling weaker. During this time he eventually found a doctor in Zurich who set him on the road to recovery. "One step at a time, with an insane amount of patience and analysis, I finally understood the issue. It was not at all about my hand… it became clear that I had suffered an intense burnout too- first physically, from work overload, and then mentally, from the psychological pressure to recover." 

This album is Miloš' personal reflection on this time. It includes classical guitar pieces he played while rebuilding himself from the ground up, as well as beautifully varied songs he listened to when he had to rest and escape from it all. Miloš' take on songs like Portishead's "Sour Times," Radiohead's "Street Spirit," and Leonard Cohen's "Famous Blue Raincoat," sit alongside guitar pieces by Pujol and Tarrega. Star saxophonist and friend Jess Gillam joins Miloš for two melancholic duets, and hang player and Björk collaborator, Manu Delago joins him on the classic song "Nights in White Satin." The whole record is a moving snapshot of an outstanding artist in full grasp of his extravagant musical gifts at a critical moment in his life and career, now set on an exciting new path. 

It has been a steady journey back to full health for Miloš for over a year now with tours in the U.S. and Asia while, equally importantly, he explored what happened. He is immersing himself in his guitar playing with a new sense of understanding and using every opportunity to talk in depth and share his experiences with others. Last summer, Miloš made a triumphant return to the concert stage at London's iconic Royal Albert Hall, where he gave the first ever solo guitar recital in 2012.In the 2019/20 season, Miloš embarks upon an extensive live tour of the UK and the world. What's more, he has a new mission: to help others who find themselves in a similar situation. "Amongst other things, I want to start an inclusive, open, and constructive series of conversations about performance-related issues. So much of it is unknown and unclear to us. With everything I went through, I just don't want other musicians to suffer in silence." 

Last time we saw the Montenegrin-born and London-based classical guitarist, his Beatles album Blackbird had been received with unanimous acclaim, his new record was already in development, and a major international concert tour was booked. It was then that Miloš was struck by an inexplicable but devastating hand injury. Unable to play, he was forced to pull out of multiple engagements and studio dates, with no real sense of when or if he might recover.

Miloš explains, "There were wonderful audiences waiting for me in concert halls everywhere, from the Royal Albert Hall, to China and Japan, Australian and New Zealand, USA; the craziest dreams were coming true. And then this: I couldn't play a note."

At the highest point in his career, the multi-award-winning musician reached the lowest point in his life, and it is this that inspired Sound of Silence.    

Miloš traveled across Europe seeking help from experts and went through a variety of treatments, but each time, after an initial improvement, he would end up feeling weaker. During this time he eventually found a doctor in Zurich who set him on the road to recovery. "One step at a time, with an insane amount of patience and analysis, I finally understood the issue. It was not at all about my hand… it became clear that I had suffered an intense burnout too- first physically, from work overload, and then mentally, from the psychological pressure to recover."

This album is Miloš' personal reflection on this time. It includes classical guitar pieces he played while rebuilding himself from the ground up, as well as beautifully varied songs he listened to when he had to rest and escape from it all. Miloš' take on songs like Portishead's "Sour Times," Radiohead's "Street Spirit," and Leonard Cohen's "Famous Blue Raincoat," sit alongside guitar pieces by Pujol and Tarrega. Star saxophonist and friend Jess Gillam joins Miloš for two melancholic duets, and hang player and Björk collaborator, Manu Delago joins him on the classic song "Nights in White Satin." The whole record is a moving snapshot of an outstanding artist in full grasp of his extravagant musical gifts at a critical moment in his life and career, now set on an exciting new path.

It has been a steady journey back to full health for Miloš for over a year now with tours in the U.S. and Asia while, equally importantly, he explored what happened. He is immersing himself in his guitar playing with a new sense of understanding and using every opportunity to talk in depth and share his experiences with others. Last summer, Miloš made a triumphant return to the concert stage at London's iconic Royal Albert Hall, where he gave the first ever solo guitar recital in 2012.

In the 2019/20 season, Miloš embarks upon an extensive live tour of the UK and the world. What's more, he has a new mission: to help others who find themselves in a similar situation. "Amongst other things, I want to start an inclusive, open, and constructive series of conversations about performance-related issues. So much of it is unknown and unclear to us. With everything I went through, I just don't want other musicians to suffer in silence."