Country Faith! (Impact  R3254)   1973

 

 

Same label but completely different band from above.  As the Randy Matthews title tune suggest these co-ed folksters (four guys, two girls) have a friendly down-home country de meaner, served with mandolin, fiddle, harmonica, banjo, dobro and a big dose of steel guitar.  ‘Distinct Awakening’, ‘Fulton County Fair’ and the title track get lively rural grooves going, while ballads like ‘Waiting For Elijah’ and ‘Joel’ ease along within natural country-enhanced acoustic settings.  In between are some decent folkrock moods like ‘Have You Heard’.  Nice rustic layered guy/gal harmonies spicing up a few tracks.  Still smoothed over to a degree with a couple MOR clunkers, but overall in the words of ol’ Randy himself “it’s good enough fer me”.      (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).

 

 

Tracks:

01. Country Faith

02. Waiting For Elijah

03. The Secret (I Met God In The Morning)

04. Joel

05. Spread A Little Love Around

06. Distinct Awaking

07. Have You Heard

08. Fulton County Fair

09. Got A Song

10. Faith, Hope And Love

 

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