Hug (Fanfare FM 75121) 1975

 

Respectable homemade smörgåsbord of simply-arranged folk, soft rock and singer/songwriter sounds, sometimes acoustic, sometimes electric. A few light jazz edges, as on ‘Prologue In Heaven’ (which borrows its lyrics from Goethe’s ‘Faust’) and the acoustic flute-backed ‘I’ve Been Blind’. Also ventures into rockin’ harmonica blues (‘You’re Too Cool Blues’) and electric folkrock (‘Psalm 118’). A female vocalist steps in for the stirring piano ballad ‘From The Heart’. Some of the songs remind me a little of Michael Kelly Blanchard. Housed in cover of large teddy bear with arms outstretched and “HUG” spelled out in large letters across its chest. (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).

 

 

Tracks:

01. Prologue On Heaven
02. The Dance
03. From The Heart
04. He Is My Toy
05. Psalm 118
06. The Body and the Heart
07. I’ve Been Blind
08. Margaret
09. The You’re Too Cool Blues
10. Gone
11. Take Time
12. The American Dream Theme

 

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