Roll Down The Ages (Franciscan Communications 9160) 1980
The male backup singers from Hurd’s prior albums were exchanged for the more delicate male/female foursome Anawim on this independent release. Still in a melodic ‘70s Catholic folk style featuring acoustic guitar and piano, the female element often drawing their sound toward that of Ellis & Lynch. Mellow strings effectively embrace a couple of the selections, while others make use of a small uplifting choir. Still plenty of opportunities to hear Hurd’s fragile stirring vocals. Some beautiful songs in here, including ‘Alleluia Lord’, ‘Praise The Lord Who Heals The Brokenhearted’, ‘I Am The Vine, You Are The Branches’, ‘Gift Of Love’ and the title track. Electric guitars are introduced on ‘Christ Has Died’ and ‘All My Life’. Fifteen songs in all, a few being of the short liturgical variety. They continued to release additional albums on into the ‘80s. (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).
Thank you George for the front and rear cover photos. Thank you Discogs for the track list and label photos.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||I am the light of the world||2:37|
|1-2||Lord have mercy||1:38|
|1-4||Praise the Lord who heals the brokenhearted||3:06|
|1-7||Roll down the ages||2:40|
|2-1||Holy Holy Holy||1:34|
|2-2||When we eat this bread||1:30|
|2-3||I am the vine you are the branches||2:40|
|2-4||Dying you destroyed our death||1:40|
|2-5||Gift of love||2:52|
|2-6||Christ has died||1:13|
|2-7||Lamb of God||1:15|
|2-8||All my life||5:03|