In The Gray Of The Morning (Monya BG-001) 1972?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Cotton - Grey - Monya Front cover

Gene Cotton – Grey – Monya Front cover

 

Gene Cotton – Grey – Myrrh – Front Cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gene Cotton - Grey - Monya - Rear Cover

Gene Cotton – Grey – Monya – Rear Cover

 

Gene Cotton – Grey – Myrrh – Rear Cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you Donald for the front and rear Monya label  covers.

 

Tracks:

 

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Question2:45
1-2Apathy3:05
1-3American Indian Blues2:16
1-4Blessed2:36
1-5Opry House Blues2:40
2-1Lean On One Another3:15
2-2We Are Alone2:15
2-3Lessons Of History3:05
2-4When The Ship Comes In3:13
2-5Help You Smile2:00

 

 

 

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