The Other Side Of Day (Green Mountain GMS-4035) 1981

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vermont folk-singer of Episcopal persuasion with a wholesome delicate acoustic style that’s like a drink from a cool fresh stream. Simple relaxed finger-picked 12-string sound with recorder, violin and soft electric leads adding texture and beauty, while Jenifer Nields provides some lovely ethereal backing vocals. All songs by Smylie with titles like ‘For God Alone’, ‘Speak To Me, Speaker’, ‘I Am A Flower In Your Hand’, ‘Before Your Cross’, ‘You, Jesu’ and the eight-minute ‘My Love Song Is Your Name’. Title track challenges the morality of nuclear weapons (“Satan rides the megatons, he kisses their slick heads… Jesus hangs upon a cross, the other side of day”). (Ken Scott – Archivist).

 

 

 

 

John Smylie - Other (Bck)

 

 

 

 

Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.

 

Tracks:

 

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Don't Say, "I Don't Know"4:02
1-2For God Alone1:43
1-3Speak To Me, Speaker3:30
1-4Lord Jesus Christ / Jesus Lamb Of God2:23
1-5I Am A Flower In Your Hand3:35
2-1Before The Cross3:44
2-2You, Jesu4:09
2-3The Other Side Of Day4:11
2-4He Will Baptize You0:58
2-5My Love Song Is Your Name8:00

 

 

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