My Life (Sadbird SLP-2543) 1973
FR. PAT
Amazing Day (Shrine SLP-2505) 1971
Love One Another (Sadbird SLP-2512) 1972

Ride The Morning Wind (Shrine SLP-2675) 1975

Christmas At LaSalette (Shrine SLP-2692) 1976?
Breath Of God (Shrine 91005X-3127) 1979

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrae Patenaude, or Father “Pat” as he is more commonly known when sporting his priestly collar, began his folk-singing journey with 1971’s Amazing Day, a fine collection of 12-string folk originals. Simple string, brass and woodwind arrangements actually work to the album’s advantage, giving it an intelligent ‘60s AM pop edge. The orchestration was dropped on the less pop-ish Love One Another, which carries some of Andre’s best songs. ‘A Bright Star’ has an infectious organ-backed summery ‘Maggie May’ groove, enlivened with sharp acoustic guitar leads. Organ is also used on the title track to a light psych effect, the tempo shifting back and forth from a slow minor-key theme to a more forceful rock mood. My Life reminds me of the later melodic pop-edged folk style of Ray Repp. Six and twelve-string guitar, some piano, flute, female background singers, sometimes a light rock beat. I especially enjoyed the moving acoustic ballads ‘Peace’ and ‘He Is’. Interesting synthesizer accompanying the edgier ‘My God’. Ride The Morning Wind makes greater use of piano for a rich lyrical soft rock and ballads style similar to Adrien Snell. Christmas At LaSalette is a like-minded studio recording that consists mostly of original material, although some songs appeared in a different form on earlier lps. It’s a Christmas album obviously, but only contains a handful of standards: ‘Mary Had A Baby’, ‘Long Time Ago’ and ‘Holy Night’, the latter sung partially in French. Breath Of God utilizes piano and acoustic guitar within a very mellow setting of soft strings. (Ken Scott – The Archivist).


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fr. Pat - Ride (Bck)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Where Shall I Go4:11
1-2My Lord And Master3:24
1-3Our Father3:29
1-4We Offer Gifts2:28
1-5Ride The Morning Wind4:32
1-6We Are One4:15
2-1The Lord Is Risen2:32
2-2Ballad Of Lasalette4:07
2-3The Morning Sun3:05
2-4Toi Je Cherche5:08
2-5Send Us Forth2:26
2-6Feelin' Good2:04

 

 

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