Sailing Home (MER-AL 1053972)  1974?

 

A solid do-it-yourself rural acoustic release from guitar pals Allan Butt and Pat Merchant that has been likened to Buffalo Springfield.  Guitars plus bass and drums to fill out the sound.  From upbeat jangly folk tunes with a nod to spirited ’60s pop, to sparkling 12-string acoustic ballads, with guitar interplay excelling throughout, especially when Pat takes off on the lead.  Nice slide guitar on the lazy Southern twanger ‘Highway 45’.  Country feel to ‘He Was a Carpenter’ with harmonica providing a mournful tone.  Best song title: ‘It’s Hard To Be A Christian (When You’re Not)’.   (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).

 

 

Tracks:

01. I Dreamed I Saw Jesus

02. Highway 45

03. Changing Up My Lines

04. Coming Soon

05. Should’ve Followed Jesus

06. Thank You Jesus

07. He Was A Carpenter

08. Crucify

09. It’s Hard To Be A Christian (When You’re Not)

10. Sailing Home

 

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