A Stranger Named Peace (Persephone PM 1032) 1978








Very impressive custom lp that for lack of a better term I’m going to call progressive folk. Stark yet beautiful arrangements using the simplicity of acoustic guitars to which are added mandolin, violin, recorder, marimba and phased organ. Several lengthy tracks: ‘Communion Song’ clocks in at 7:05 with a dreamy almost motionless magic akin to The Incredible String Band, whereas ‘Peter And Andrew’ features eight minutes of lazy strolling acoustic country twang. The remainder of the album follows a similar pattern, balancing meditative acoustic ballads with rootsy Grateful-Dead-meets-Dirt-Band country folk. Gate-fold cover. See also New Rain and Rolled Away.  (The Archivist, 4th edition  by Ken Scott).





Stephen C Rose (In Lt)


Stephen C Rose (In Rt)


Stephen C Rose (Bck)





Thank you Donald for the rear cover and inside gate-fold photos.




Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Without Love3:13
1-2Good Friday Song3:29
1-3Let Justice Roll Down4:10
1-4Communion Song7:05
1-5How Beautiful5:51
2-1Stranger Named Peace3:51
2-2Peter And Andrew8:25
2-3Who Is The One?2:30
2-4Answer To Prayer3:12
2-5Simeon’s Song (Now Let Thy Servant Depart In Peace)4:06



I wish to thank Steven Rose for allowing me to post his album here. I also would like to point you to Steven’s web page. He will be posting more of his work with some more recent songs there.