Bright Side Up (Key KL 016) 1974 UK *

 

 

 

On Bright Side Up Kendrick made a successful switch to a folk-pop and ballads format. As far British singer-songwriter stuff goes you’re not gonna find many that do it better than this guy. Acoustic guitar is still quite prevalent, but it’s now augmented by electric guitar, piano, bass and drums, plus light orchestration in a few spots. It’s the catchy melodies that set Kendrick above the rest, whether bright upbeat songs (‘Fisherman’s Song’, ‘The Postman’), lightly jazzed moods (‘Yours Faithfully’), dynamic lyrical ballads (‘Stairway’) or minor-key acoustic expressions (‘Wildwood’). Additional titles include ‘I’d Like To Be A Martyr’, ‘End To End’ (with brass), ‘Bad Friday Blues’ and ‘There’s A Door’. (Ken Scott – Archivist).

 

 

 

 

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Fisherman’s Song2:11
1-2Yours Faithfully3:30
1-3Stairway2:47
1-4I’d Like To Be A Martyr4:13
1-5End To End3:14
2-1Bad Friday Blues3:35
2-2Kingdom Come4:27
2-3Wildwood2:02
2-4The Postman2:48
2-5There’s A Door3:32

 

 

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