A New Season (Crusade LPS 237-02) 1972

 

 

I was listening to Just A Man and thinking how much the harmonies of this gentle 12-string guitar acoustic trio reminded me of Rising Hope. That’s when I noticed that Mike Goldberg was a member of both groups. The Jackson Brothers pretty much stick with the pure folk style, mixing originals with standards like ‘Jesus Loves Me’, ‘He’s Everything To Me’, ‘Get Together’, ‘His Sheep Am 1’, ‘Master Designer’, ‘If I Had My Way’, ‘Wish We’d All Been Ready’, etc. Just A Man has plenty of admirable moments, more than you’d expect from a two-guitars-and-a bass outfit. A New Season has a wonderful jangly serenity and charm to it, ofien recalling Rising Hope’s quieter side. The guitar work is more involved and several songs are graced with violin accompaniment. Reduced to a duo and minus Goldberg, Nobody Cared and Sing Somebody don’t have quite the same appeal, though both still manage to entertain. (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).

 

 

I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Ken for the front cover photos.

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Come On In This House
1-2His Sheep Am I
1-3Make Us One
1-4Romans 10
1-5Star Carol
2-1For Real
2-2Master Designer
2-3Today I Climbed A Mountain
2-4In The Garden
2-5Only Love

 

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