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).
Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||Don't Say, "I Don't Know"||4:02|
|1-2||For God Alone||1:43|
|1-3||Speak To Me, Speaker||3:30|
|1-4||Lord Jesus Christ / Jesus Lamb Of God||2:23|
|1-5||I Am A Flower In Your Hand||3:35|
|2-1||Before The Cross||3:44|
|2-3||The Other Side Of Day||4:11|
|2-4||He Will Baptize You||0:58|
|2-5||My Love Song Is Your Name||8:00|