Promised Land (Dovetail DOVE 52) 1978 UK *

 

 

 

Promised Land contains a string of songs that is nothing short of stunning, namely the solemn moody Water Into Wine Band approach on the lengthy ‘Judas’, melding into a dreamy repeat of ‘Smile For The Sun’ (with unusual phased vocals) and a dynamic version of Graham Kendrick’s ‘Peter At The Breaking Of The Bread’. Nice acoustic guitar work on the brisk folky title track. Also includes covers of ‘Peace’ (from Barry McGuire’s Seeds) and ‘It Took A Carpenter’ (from Randy Matthews’ Eyes To The Sky). A few mellow commercial leanings here and there – no big deal. By the way, that’s the lovely voice of Sheila Walsh singing lead on some of the tracks, including the acoustic ballad ‘As The Wind Blows’ which she wrote. Pat Copalello (who has a great obscure custom solo lp) is also listed as a member. (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).

A special thank you to Leif for sharing this music with us.

 

 

 

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Morning Sun
1-2Gevoel
1-3It Took A Carpenter
1-4As The Wind Blows
1-5Peace
2-1Promised Land
2-2Judas
2-3Smile For The Sun
2-4Peter At The Breaking Of The Bread
2-5Morning Sun (Reprise)

 

 

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