GERALD BOY RELEASES THIRD ALBUM ! It is with great pleasure that we announce the release of Gerald Boy's third classical music CD, 'My New Guitar'. As with his other two albums, this contains 17 original classical guitar compositions, designed to relax your body and soothe your soul. Not only does Gerald compose music, he also makes his own guitars! 'As I was putting the finishing touches on my third guitar (the one I ended up using to record the third album) a tune started circulating in my mind. I was doing the final sanding, anticipating how it would be to finally put the strings on this guitar and find out what kind of sound it would produce. That's the scary part about making guitars - it's not until the entire instrument is finished that you know whether you have a good guitar or a great one. Once the strings were on, I hurried into the house and into my music room.' As you can tell from the selections here, the guitar sounds beautiful, as does the composition 'My New Guitar' that it inspired. Most of the compositions on the album are solos, but on some Gerald is accompanied by electronic keyboard. THE STORIES BEHIND THE COMPOSITIONS ON 'MY NEW GUITAR' 1. Little Dance - A joyful little tune that was playing in my head one day. 2. Ode to John Lennon - Written in honour of a great musician and composer. 3. Espanol - I think I must have been born in Spain in another life; I'm very fond of things Spanish. 4. Starlight - I was sitting outside one summer night, looking at the sky. This is about the dance of the stars. 5. Monday Morning - My wife Heather finds facing Monday mornings very hard. I wrote this after watching her grumble around the house in the early morning. 6. My New Guitar - As I was joyfully putting the finishing touches on the my third guitar (the one used to produce this album) this composition popped into my head. As soon as I had the strings on, I went into the house and started working it out. 7. Long Night of My Soul - All of us have had those nights of doubt and self-questioning, where dawn seems like it will never come. 8. Valley Holiday Plans - This composition reflects our love of the Ottawa Valley, where we have our cottage. 9. Opus 1 No 3 - The third in a series inspired by the classics. 10. Lonely Afternoon - There are some afternoons that seem to stretch on forever, where you feel like you've been deserted by all. 11. The Cardinal - I was sitting in my music room one afternoon, and there was a cardinal on the branch outside the window. He seemed so happy there, swaying on the snowy branch, singing away! 12. Summer Haze - One of those hot, muggy, smoggy summer days. 13. Little BlueBell - Many years ago, I was walking through the forest when I noticed that it was carpeted by these tiny, fragile, beautiful flowers. 14. For A Friend - Dedicated to a very talented artist who passed away suddenly. 15. Changes - I don't think there's anyone who hasn't had many changes and upheaval in their life to deal with. 16. Rapture - A celebration of all that is divine in our lives. 17. Faith - If you have faith, then understanding is attainable.