Only One Name (Cornerstone CS003) 1981 UK *

 

 

There are some great Celtic vibes on this album along with some great picking. The album leads of with ‘The Singer’ a song that fits right into the theme of this blog. ‘Fly Reel’ is a challenging progressive mood instrumental. ‘Sing O Sing’ is a wonderful worship song. “Think Like Me is a mentally challenging song crafted to make one think about what they are thinking about, it ends with a progressive flourish. All the songs are light and airy with the exception on ‘What Have they Done To You’ and ‘Broken Bodies’ which are softer ballads, but even those have a light and airy feel. ‘Manly’s Melodies’ is a second instrumental in a Celtic progressive mood. I think I like this one about the best of Rodney’s albums. I found it relaxing yet challenging in reflecting on the lyrics. ‘Only One Name’ is another wonderful worship song. Review by RP.

 

Tracks:

01. The Singer

02. Faces

03. Fly Reel

04. Tommy’s Song

05. This Land

06. Sing O Sing

07. Only One Name

08. Think Like Me

09. What Have They Done To You

10. Manly’s Melodies

11. Broken Bodies

 

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