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The View

by David Buckingham

One of the best guitar albums CDBaby has received this year. Not surprising then that it is personally recommended by Paco de Lucia.
Genre: Latin: Flamenco
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Waterscape
2:50 $0.99
2. Brisa Flamenca
5:59 $0.99
3. You Are the Sunshine of My Life
2:31 $0.99
4. Chiemsee
3:16 $0.99
5. Wonderful Tonight
2:34 $0.99
6. San Vicente
2:34 $0.99
7. The View
6:11 $0.99
8. Streetlife
3:41 $0.99
9. Agua Clara
4:23 $0.99
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Album Notes
"This album saunters between lazy summer days and steamy latin nights, Taking you on a journey so real you can taste the sangria."

"The View washes over you like a refreshing tonic, bringing fresh life to a well explored genre."


The View is the much anticipated debut release from Guitarist and Composer David Buckingham.

Featuring David’s own compositions which blend contemporary classical, flamenco and Latin jazz, The View showcases David’s sensitive playing style and fresh multi-faceted compositional style.

This CD includes compositions for solo guitar and collaborations with the Flamenco Guitarist Manuel Berraquero, Flamenco Dancer Marco Vargas, The Argentinean Tango Singer Guillermo Rozenthuler, Percussionist Nic France and Vocalist Claire Furley.

“I really like David’s playing style, He seems to draw the best from every genre to create his own unique style” Pepe de Lucía

“All the pieces are superbly recorded and played and I defy anyone to better the virtuosity displayed in them. This is going to be one hell of a debut album!” Gordon Giltrap


David writes his own compositions for classical, flamenco and steel-strung acoustic guitar. His compositions fuse contemporary classical music, flamenco and jazz and are played in both traditional and open tunings. Also David arranges well-known compositions in his own unique style.

His style reflects his eclectic musical taste. David not only composes for solo guitar but also incorporates flamenco dancing, oriental percussion and singing in his work. This brings a fresh perspective and creative energy to his playing style.


Born in Southend-on-Sea, England in 1981, David began learning the classical guitar at the age of seven. He later gained an interest for flamenco and jazz. He won his first guitar competition at the age of ten.

In 1997 David enlisted to study jazz and classical music at Leeds College of Music, England. He studied here for three years under the tutelage of Luigi Palumbo(classical guitar) and left with the much coveted college guitar prize.

David then went to further his studies in Seville, the capital of flamenco with guitarists such as Fran Cortés, Miguel Iglesias and Manuel Berraquero. David still studies the accompaniment of Cante and Baile in Seville.

David has performed in England, Ireland, Denmark, Holland, Spain, Germany, and France with shows such as Fame, Carmen and West Side Story as well as performing as a solo artist and guitar demonstrator.

He has made numerous television appearances and appeared at the Rhythms in the City Festival, Leeds, the Funk, Soul and Jazz Festival, London and the Edinburgh Festival, Scotland.




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John Puddick

Exquisite playing, brilliant recording, broad appeal
David Buckingham plays the guitar exquisitely. The balance between melody and accompaniment is superb, and when he brings out the bass line the tone is sonorous and unforced. This is enhanced by brilliant recording. The fret noise is reduced to a minimum [why don't guitarists in general hear fret noise? Is it only me who thinks it spoils many guitar performances?] and the ambience is just perfect for this wonderful playing. The music has broad appeal; a fusion of cool jazz, flamenco and English composition. David Buckingham is certainly a rising star of the guitar world and I am sure this CD is the first of many to come.

Don Corinthian El Pathadinos

Hypnotic Splendour Of a Genius in the Making
A Dear Family Friend, Guiardo Migittarre, Passed me David Buckingham's 'The View'. A gift for hosting a regional gala and dance. "Prepare to Listen my friend, for only when you listen well, will you truly hear" He said. So I Locked myself in my Library and listened. Now, to you my friends, I say listen well.
A more treasured or valuable offering I cannot remember. Sumptuous soundscapes constantly pour from Davids fingers and throughout the guitar, The production quality left me with a sense that I had just had a live performance on my veranda. Often unheralded, I would argue whomever assisted David will be equally in demand following this release. Difficult to explain, you can hear and almost feel the notes being played yet there are no obtrusive fret rattles or interference which can often blemish even the most experienced Guitarists works. Inside my mind I worried for the approach of the cover works, not wanting the sonorous excellence and integrity of the originals to be broken but mistaken I most certainly was, to entertain fear for anything David has produced on this album.
It would be an insult to select certain areas of this album to highlight, I find it almost a guilty pleasure to listen to in it's entirity, I have tried to play it in the background whilst going through papers or entertaining, only to find myself seduced and taken away once more. The pieces have been put together so exquisitely they flow almost seamlessly into one another with only one intention, to delight the senses.
To my friend, I thank you. To all others I can only urge you to seek out 'The view' and hope you enjoy it as much as I do. To David Buckingham himself I say thank you, and please retain the care and ear for excellence that you have displayed on your most accomplished and splendid debut.
For me... to the library.

Pietro by Radio-Vinilemania

Fantastic CD!!
Un CD splendido!!!! 9 tracce dolcissime dove la chitarra di questo giovane e talentuoso musicista inglese fa' davvero sognare rendendo veramente esplosivo il suo debutto discografico.

Composizione classiche tra il Jazz e il flamenco rendono davvero piacevole l'ascolto e il riascolto di questo CD.

Per originalità segnalo la traccia n° 2 (Brisa Flamenca) ma... la mia preferita senza ombra di dubbio è la 5 (Wonderful Tonight).... SUBERBA (AWESOME)!!!!

CD apprezzatissimo e richiestissimo anche in Italia!!!


Ciao ciao Pietro

Adriano Juan Martin

Standout debut from a future master of the genre
David Buckingham delivers a beautiful collection of original and re-worked material on his debut album ‘The View’.
Easing you in gently, ‘waterscape’ gives you a sip from a guitar players cup that simply overflows with style and passion. The album saunters between lazy summer days and steamy latin nights, Taking you on a journey so real you can taste the sangria. David displays a style and passion within his works that clearly show the benefits of years of dedication and live performing.
‘The view’ washes over you like a refreshing tonic, bringing fresh life to a well explored genre and shining light on an exciting path forward.
Imaginatively crafted, David has clearly spent a lot of time selecting the cover tunes on this album, instantly recognisable yet completely altered from their original form, each ideally placed to refresh your listening pleasure. Not to put too fine a point on it, at times Buckinhghams fingerwork is explosive and also mind boggling. David plays with a style and passion that suits every track down to the ground.
Overall I would have to say ‘The View’ delivers everything I’d hoped and more. A Display of skill and of an honest love of a genre which delivers elegantly and precisely what this reviewer would expect from a veteran of the scene, let alone a dubutant.
The only trouble I can see for David Buckingham going forward are being able to meet expectations following this standout triumph.
Blessed with a miraculous gift and ability, truly, Highborn.