Volume One (SECC 1203) 1969 UK *


When I first got hold of the Key label’s Alive! compilation I was unaware of any of the artists having full-length albums available. Well the British male folk trio Glorylanders (with their two guitars and one upright bass) had at least three to their credit and they’re all excellent. The trio consists of Bill Simmons, Arthur Pemberton and Ian Moore. Their robust energetic style emphasizes tight harmonies, crisp 12-string guitar and moving melodies while echoing mid-’60s pop-oriented groups like The Seekers (minus Judith of course), with arrangements and clarity of sound that are on the level of the major labels. Their debut includes titles such as ‘Have You Ever Wished?’, ‘The Rainbow Song’, ‘For Me To Live’, some Judy MacKenzie songs (‘If I Tried’, ‘That’s How It Is’ and ‘Jesus Came’), plus a few originals. The group had some early EP releases containing songs from this album.   (The Archivist, 4th edition  by Ken Scott).




Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Have You Ever Wished?3:06
1-2Are You Going My Way?3:03
1-3If I Tried2:11
1-4Think Of Tomorrow2:22
1-5That’s How It Is2:16
1-6I Can See A New Day2:10
2-1I Never Shall Go Back3:11
2-2Jesus Came2:50
2-3No One On My Side3:16
2-4The Rainbow Song2:29
2-5For Me To Live2:59
2-6When I Found Out About Jesus2:38