Choices (Christian Dynamics CD-71101-8) 1971?


Female folksinger whose custom album ranges from acoustic songs to folk-with-a-beat to piano-backed songs.  The guitar-oriented tracks make for pleasant listening as she performs originals like ‘A Ballad Of Choice’, ‘Unopened Gifts’ and ‘Is  God Dead?’, plus covers of  Tom Paxton (‘Cindy’) and Linda Rich (‘Man Of Galilee’).  I especially liked her arrangement of ‘Prayer Of St. Francis’ to the tune of Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘Sound Of Silence’.  The piano selections (about 1/4 of the album) tend to have a more traditional tone, although lines like “sex can make you free, the new morality” from the title track kept me paying attention (don’t worry — the line fits in its context).  Simple homemade sound throughout , with Pat on vocals, 12-string guitar and classical guitar, assisted by others on bass, piano and drums.  An additional female singer joins in on some of the songs.  Says on the back she graduated from Wheaton College, operates a horsemanship school, and wrote an operetta on the life of George Washington Carver.    (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).




01. Choices

02. Cindy

03. A Ballad Of Choice

04. Our Father

05. Sharing

06. Try A Little Kindness

07. Man Of Galilee

08. Unopened Gifts

09. Pass It On

10. Prayer Of St. Francis

11. I Am The Light Of The World

12. Is God Dead

13. A Tramp On The Street