House At The End Of The Road  (New Wine  NW303)  1972

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talented folk-singer, songwriter, and guitar/piano player mildly reminiscent of Gordon Lightfoot.  House At The End Of The Road is his best album, featuring lots of nice jangly  12-string guitar coupled with intelligent and compassionate singer/songwriter lyrics.  Moods range from pure rootsy folk (‘Lizard’) to vigorously strummed songs (‘Big Mamma Earth’) to sensitive acoustic ballads (‘In The Morning’).  ‘Wake Up’ and the title track bring in bass, drums, piano and organ for more of a rock-edged sound, while congas and electric guitar enhance the opening ‘New Wine Cafe’.  ‘Long Way Back Home’ and ‘Whither Thou Goest’ are piano ballads played and sung with conviction.  Wife Jean plays the organ and also provides backup vocals on two songs.  Good rustic heartland sound throughout. (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).

 

 

 

 

Jim Strathdee - House (Bck)

 

 

 

Thank you Donald for the improved rear cover photo.

 

Tracks:

 

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1New Wine Cafe3:52
1-2Lizard3:07
1-3Big Mamma Earth5:48
1-4House At The End Of The Road4:44
2-1In The Morning3:43
2-2Do What You Can2:14
2-3Long Way Back Home7:24
2-4Wake Up4:01
2-5Whither Thou Goest2:42

 

 

 

 

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