Don’t Give Up The Ship (QCA QLP-7012) 1974

 

 

 

Like Phil Keaggy and Leo Kottke, Robin Runge (aka Robin Crow or sometimes simply Robin) is one of those masterful guitarists who’s simply fascinating to sit back and listen to. He’s particularly fond of 12-string guitar and lengthy instrumental passages, reflecting strong influences of both classical and progressive music. You could easily insert some of these songs in the middle of a long Yes piece and they’d blend in perfectly. Lush cascading arpeggios throughout, sometimes with beautiful mellotron backing, especially striking on ‘Son Keeps Shining’ when combined with Sally Rose’s lead vocals (only two of the album’s nine tracks contain lyrics). Selections from Bach and Beethoven are seamlessly woven in. ‘The Ship’ was recorded live at Six Flags Over Texas.   (The Archivist, 4th edition  by Ken Scott).

 

 

 

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1From The Sea5:43
1-2Life Has Just Begun3:27
1-3Corrente2:22
1-4Son Keeps Shining4:25
1-5The Ship2:37
2-1Fur Elise / Minuet / Bouree4:21
2-2 Allegro / Study in D / Long Long Ago4:24
2-3Prelude / Laura’s Theme4:12
2-4Country Here I Come2:38

 

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