A friend called around today with an old reel to reel tape machine in excellent condition.
After a bit of fiddling about Robin got it going.
He has literally hundreds of old reel to reel tapes so it was an exciting time selecting one at random and putting it on. (Musicians are not known for actually labelling anything, so this was a complete unknown!)
The first thing he played was a piano piece Robin had written and recorded when he was about 18. It sounded great and he murmured something about how he could hear it as a concerto. So I imagine in the not too distant future he will be locking himself away in the studio, the sounds of a full orchestra will be drifting around the house, and he will only emerge when he feels he has done this old friend justice.
Who knows what else we will find in the Hill archives.
'As always, it was sheer pleasure to observe Robin Hill's remarkable fluent technique: everything looks easy when he plays it.' Colin Cooper- Classical Guitar Magazine ----- 'Wonderful for their (Hill & Wiltschinsky) precision, touch and clarity of sound... refined virtuosity, the achievement of a long interpretive process.' Il Giornale D'Italia (Rome) ----- 'I loved your CD and thought your technique and performance were fabulous...' Rick Wakeman