In The Gray Of The Morning (Monya BG-001) 1972?
After a couple mellow Impact recordings, folk-singer Gene Cotton increased his hair length some and emerged with a heavier more serious artistic sound. In The Gray Of The Morning starts things off with a take on The Moody Blues’ ‘Question’, a phrase from which inspired the album title. Originals like ‘Apathy’, ‘American Indian Blues’, ‘Opry House Blues’, ‘Lessons Of History’, along with Dylan’s ‘When The Ship Comes In’ are toned down as far as the Christian message is concerned, though the beautiful acoustic track ‘Blessed’ is pretty straightforward. Shifts from gentle folk and wispy Al Stewart-ish melodic piano-accompanied light rock, to stately folk-rock and rowdier rockers with a Larry Norman attitude. Some attractive use of mellotron in spots. An independent Nashville production that was also released on Myrrh records (MST 6517). (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).
Thank you Donald for the front and rear Monya label covers.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-3||American Indian Blues||2:16|
|1-5||Opry House Blues||2:40|
|2-1||Lean On One Another||3:15|
|2-2||We Are Alone||2:15|
|2-3||Lessons Of History||3:05|
|2-4||When The Ship Comes In||3:13|
|2-5||Help You Smile||2:00|