From The City To The Sea (Grapevine 107) 1976 UK *

 

Neill, John - From The City To The Sea

 

Acoustic rock from Northern Irelander who plays dulcimer, acoustic guitars, and harmonica.  Simple arrangements and production give it a rustic folksy down-to-earth feel that reminds me of Mark Heard’s On Turning To Dust.  The songs form a concept based on the symbols of the city and the sea, expressed through original titles like ‘Dublin City’, ‘Empty Golden Frame’, ‘There’s Got To Be Some Changes’, ‘Sunday Afternoon’, ‘Take My All’, ‘To Annabel’ and ‘I Only Know That We Are (And That We Love)’.  Doesn’t sound particularly British, with the exception of the minor-key Celtic-sounding ‘Along The Shore’.  Simple and relaxing.  Produced by Sue McClellan and Pete Yates-Round.      (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

 

 

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
01Dublin City3:52
02Empty Golden Frame4:26
03There's Got To Be Some Changes3:46
04I Hear You Knocking On My Door2:20
05From The City To The Sea5:24
06Along The Shore3:26
07Sunday Afternoon2:25
08Take My All3:29
09Song For An Old Friend2:56
10To Annabel3:38
11I Only Know That We Are (and That We Love)4:51

 

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