House-Between-Two-Rivers (Maranatha HS-030) 1976

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mix of light acoustic, folkrock, country, light rock and soft jazz from a gal who sounds a little like Anne Murray. Becky Ugartechea (pronounced u-gar-te-shea-a) plays acoustic guitar and writes all her own material. On the debut she’s assisted by a slew of Maranatha regulars, plus some bgvs courtesy of 2nd Chapter Of Acts. Pleasant relaxing sound, lots of different instruments, no gushy strings or overproduction. ‘Glory And Honor’ and ‘Never Knew How Happy’ are both moody soft-rocking pieces, the latter enriched by electric guitar and swirling flute. Other noteworthy songs are ‘Son Of The Living God’, ‘Simple Joy’ (a mandolin-backed country melody), the torch ballad ‘Take All The Lonely Times’, and ‘There Is Love’ with its sleek jazz-rock groove and lustrous electric guitar solo. The album title is a translation of her last name. Scenic cover painting by Kernie Erickson. A fitting companion to early Jamie Owens, Honeytree and Karen Lafferty. (Ken Scott – The Archivist).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tracks:

 

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Who's The Master 3:32
1-2Never Knew How Happy 3:25
1-3Son Of The Living God 2:52
1-4Take All The Lonely Times 4:03
1-5Driftin' 3:40
2-1Simple Joy 3:40
2-2He'll Lift You Up 4:15
2-3There Is Love 4:12
2-4Glory And Honor 3:14
2-5Now Is The Time 2:50

 

 

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