Quite Simply Stunningly Beautiful -  Greg Ryan - Crossways  - Free Download @ Bandcamp
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Quite Simply Stunningly Beautiful - Greg Ryan - Crossways - Free Download @ Bandcamp

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Edited by:"Boz"Found 24th Nov
£7.99 on Amazon Digital or Free On The Artists Bandcamp - Well Worth A Listen.Will appeal to fans of Ludovico Einaudi.
Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Also available free at gregryan.co.uk/

1. Diaphanous 01:31
2. In Motion 03:25
3. Then We Are 03:30
4. Drifting 03:42
5. Resonant Flow 05:31
6. Evaporate 01:21
7. Existence 03:35
8. Then We Are (Cello Reprise) 02:11
9. Crossways 05:09
10. Metamorphosis 03:33
11. Soft Glow 03:06
12. Momentary Thought 02:50
13. Flame Out 03:55

released October 23, 2016

All music composed by Greg Ryan


Piano: Greg Ryan


Synth/Sound design: Greg Ryan



Guitar: Greg Ryan



Cello: Dawn Avery



Violin: Rosie Bell



Mixing: Greg Ryan



Mastering: Ricky Kej



Artwork: Sara Lloyd

Greg Ryan is a pianist, harpist and music producer born in Newport, South

Wales. As a composer, Greg is a self described “reluctant newageist”.

Self taught on the piano, harp and guitar, Greg writes music that

reflects the new age aesthetics of peace and beauty while still trying

to keep his spiritualist feet figuratively (and literally) on the

ground. Greg released his first solo piano album, “Scribblings” at the

age of 20. Scribblings was a collection of compositions written by Greg

between the ages of 13 and 20 and has gone on to sell in over 20

different countries with countless placements in film and television. As

a singer and producer, Greg is one half of acoustic duo "Nothing North

Of Alaska". As a part of Nothing North Of Alaska, Greg won "Best

Acoustic Act" at the 2012 Download Music Awards and went on to spend two

weeks at number 1 on the International Independent Charts with his

first single. Greg has had multiple plays on BBC Radio as well as being

featured as BBC Introducing’s “Artist Of The Week” in 2013.



  • Greg’s

    recently launched youtube channel has acquired over 300,000 views in a

    month and features quirky covers of popular songs as well as originals.


  • Greg

    is a voting member of the Recording Academy (NARAS) and votes every

    year on the GRAMMYs as well as getting involved in all sorts of fun

    music events in association with GRAMMY.


  • Greg writes for all sorts of films ranging from full length features to little animated shorts.


  • When composing and recording, Greg plays piano, harp, guitar, saxophone, ukulele, mandolin and violin.


  • Unsatisfied

    with the range of conventional instruments on offer, Greg has also been

    known to make his own. Creations include a guitello (guitar/cello

    hybrid) and a ukulin (ukulele/violin hybrid).


  • Even

    though Greg specialises in classical and cinematic music, he is partial

    to a bit of everything. Influences range from Ludovico Einaudi to Train

    to Eskmo and Noah and The Whale!

Top comments

Original Poster

worthinger32 m ago

I didn't realise Shaggie from Scooby-Doo played piano.



Certainly Does

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Original Poster

xavierseb123 m ago

Well, you should not say "FREE", people really should pay at least …Well, you should not say "FREE", people really should pay at least something for the guy's work, even £1 is better than nothing, heck even 10p but don't encourage them to just take for nothing.I'llgive heat if you remove the word free.


I agree but this is freebies. There is an option to pay what you like. The artist also has another album available that you can buy. If my post introduces people to his music and wanting to hear more of him then surely that's a positive action. Otherwise I doubt many would know how incredibly talented he is.The artist clearly has no problems with it being freely available on his own site. My use of the word free remains valid and the post is correctly listed on HUKD in the appropriate section. I don't particularly mind how you vote either that remains your choice.
Edited by: "Boz" 25th Nov

hey, just thought I'd poke my head in here. I am the artist and am perfectly happy for this to be posted in the freebies section. The idea for me to post it as 'pay as you like' on bandcamp was not to devalue the music but more as an experiment to see what people were willing to pay for an album these days. Musicians are having to adapt to a new era of how music is consumed and it's silly to try and live in the past with these things!

If you want to take it for free, as long as you enjoy it and appreciate the value and work that went into what you are owning (and maybe give me a follow on social media) then I'm happy! If you can afford it, then obviously a donation is much appreciated and will keep me releasing more albums in the future but it's pay what you like for a reason. Just thought I should say this considering the conversations above - especially as its such a contentious issue in the music community!

Also on a lighter note, thanks Boz for posting and so glad that so many people are enjoying the music!

Greg Ryan
13 Comments

Original Poster

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I didn't realise Shaggie from Scooby-Doo played piano.

Original Poster

worthinger32 m ago

I didn't realise Shaggie from Scooby-Doo played piano.



Certainly Does

32551016-m5jp9.jpg

Boz43 m ago

Certainly Does [Image]


+2 for that pic.

❤ this. Thank you 👏 xx

Original Poster

DianeFR4 h, 16 m ago

❤ this. Thank you 👏 xx

Many Thanks xx

Well, you should not say "FREE", people really should pay at least something for the guy's work, even £1 is better than nothing, heck even 10p but don't encourage them to just take for nothing.
I'llgive heat if you remove the word free.

Original Poster

xavierseb123 m ago

Well, you should not say "FREE", people really should pay at least …Well, you should not say "FREE", people really should pay at least something for the guy's work, even £1 is better than nothing, heck even 10p but don't encourage them to just take for nothing.I'llgive heat if you remove the word free.


I agree but this is freebies. There is an option to pay what you like. The artist also has another album available that you can buy. If my post introduces people to his music and wanting to hear more of him then surely that's a positive action. Otherwise I doubt many would know how incredibly talented he is.The artist clearly has no problems with it being freely available on his own site. My use of the word free remains valid and the post is correctly listed on HUKD in the appropriate section. I don't particularly mind how you vote either that remains your choice.
Edited by: "Boz" 25th Nov

Boz25th Nov

I agree but this is freebies. There is an option to pay what you like. The …I agree but this is freebies. There is an option to pay what you like. The artist also has another album available that you can buy. If my post introduces people to his music and wanting to hear more of him then surely that's a positive action. Otherwise I doubt many would know how incredibly talented he is.The artist clearly has no problems with it being freely available on his own site. My use of the word free remains valid and the post is correctly listed on HUKD in the appropriate section. I don't particularly mind how you vote either that remains your choice.


I was gonna write a reply saying almost exactly this until I saw yours

I don't really know much about classical music (unless you count game OSTs) so even if I had come across this on Amazon I would have scrolled right by and the same goes for a priced HUKD listing. Seeing a free album posting prompted me to give it a listen and given how much I like it so far I'd say I'm way more likely to spend cash on his other music (or even re-purchasing this album) than if I hadn't even heard of him. I might even use a track or 2 as background music for playing D&D with friends potentially introducing even more people to him.

It really is beautiful, thanks Boz.

hey, just thought I'd poke my head in here. I am the artist and am perfectly happy for this to be posted in the freebies section. The idea for me to post it as 'pay as you like' on bandcamp was not to devalue the music but more as an experiment to see what people were willing to pay for an album these days. Musicians are having to adapt to a new era of how music is consumed and it's silly to try and live in the past with these things!

If you want to take it for free, as long as you enjoy it and appreciate the value and work that went into what you are owning (and maybe give me a follow on social media) then I'm happy! If you can afford it, then obviously a donation is much appreciated and will keep me releasing more albums in the future but it's pay what you like for a reason. Just thought I should say this considering the conversations above - especially as its such a contentious issue in the music community!

Also on a lighter note, thanks Boz for posting and so glad that so many people are enjoying the music!

Greg Ryan

Great post and really nice music Greg.

lovely stuff, nice post Boz and nice of you to clarify Greg. listening as i post. Terrific
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