Don’t Look Away (Pilgrim 419) 1976 UK *

 

 

 

 

 

 

By this date the Pilgrim label was scoring more misses than hits, but here’s one you should definitely pick up. Don’t Look Away effectively samples British folk-rock and light blues in a genial manner not unlike Bryn Haworth. Simple arrangements feature Cordner on acoustic guitar, Mo Witham on acoustic and electric guitars, Nick Ryan on bass, Pete Yates-Round on drums and John Pac on mandolin and backing vocals. Mostly originals like ‘Brainwashed’, ‘I Fade Away’, ‘The Key’, ‘Naked Tree’, ‘Thank You Letter’, plus Graham Kendrick’s ‘World Said No’. Lovely Celtic flavor to the minor-key acoustic ballad ‘This Land’ – Cordner would expand on Irish folk themes in his ‘80s albums. (Ken Scott – The Archivist).

 

 

 

 

 

Tracks:

 

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Brainwashed
1-2I Fade Away
1-3Passing Thru'
1-4The Trial
1-5World Said 'No'
2-1The Key
2-2Only Just Begun
2-3This Land
2-4Naked Tree
2-5Thank You Letter

 

 

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