Last Train To Glory (Pilgrim 447) 1978 UK *

 

High Country – Last Train To Glory front

 

Mellow easygoing country rock from UK threesome Alistair Skene, Ronnie Magee and Carl Sands.  All three had previously been involved with the Pilgrim lp Down By The River under the name Ronnie & Carl.   Male three-part harmony blends with steel and electric guitar for covers of ‘Sailing Toward Home’, ‘Don’t Give Up When Your Down’, ‘The Baptism Of Jesse Taylor’, ‘Where The Soul Never Dies’ and ‘Time’.   Also a few original songs, including ‘Reaching Down’, ‘Going Home To Jesus’ and ‘I’ve Tried It All Before’.   Smooth and uncomplicated, no strings or horns.   Mild gospel impressions on a couple songs, the vocals being the main culprit.   Assistance from Mo Witham (guitars, dobro),  Meet Jesus Music’s Keith Routledge (keyboards) and Sue McClellan (producer). (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).

Thanks Leif for this one.

 

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Sailing Toward Home
1-2Don't Give Up When You're Down
1-3Reaching Down
1-4The Baptism Of Jesse Taylor
1-5Last Train To Glory
2-1Going Home To Jesus
2-2What I Want You To Be
2-3I've Tried It All Before
2-4Where The Soul Never Dies
2-5Time
2-6It's Been Done

 

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