Long Way Home (Alba House RAH511) 1974


The roster of Catholic folk artists would seem to be endless. Like FEL, World Library and NALR, the obscure Alba House label had its share of entries in this always welcome genre. Society Of Jesus member Frank Hillebrand is right in step with his simple warm melodic style that has flashes of The Group and Ray Repp. The liner notes call it “a unique mixture of Gordon Lightfoot and Old Testament Psalmody”. Actually a group of four (three guys and one lady), harmonies backed by a pair of gracefully picked acoustic guitars, plus bass. Fourteen songs, all but one based on the Psalms. Pleasant. (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).



Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Psalm 126; Long Way Home
1-2Psalm 63; Land Without Water
1-3Psalm 121; I Lift My Eyes To The Mountains
1-4Psalm 137; Streams Of Babylon
1-5Vow Song
1-6Psalm 4; Give Me An Answer
1-7Psalm 136; His Love Is Lasting
2-1Psalm 128; Keep Alive
2-2Psalm 127; Poor Builder
2-3Psalm 103; Monsoon Rain
2-4Psalm 23; My Shepherd Is The Lord
2-5Psalm 72; Sheaves Of Peace
2-6Psalm 131; Enormous Dreams
2-7Psalm 42 & 43; Face To Face