Good News (Columbia  CS 9941)  1970?



Michael Bacon and Larry Gold bagged the mainstream label deal for this artsy intelligent folk recording.  Several tracks feature just Michael on guitar and Larry on electric bass and cello, the latter being particularly lovely, sometimes adding a progressive classical touch.  I believe they’re from England.  Often a very stark hushed melancholy tone as on ‘Old Mary Magdalene’.  Other songs like ‘Ballad Of William Penn’ and ‘I’ll Sing This Song For You’ have a more rustic humorous bluesy acoustic romp to them.  Some glimmers of Malcolm & Alwyn, especially when additional musicians are included on electric guitar, piano, organ and drums for s pop and/or rock edge.  Other titles include ‘Speakin’ The Unknown Tongue’, ‘Wine Of Attonement’, ‘He’s Not In Heaven’ and ‘A Million Worlds’, the latter inspired by Swedish philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg, known for his bizarre visions and dreams.        (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).





Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Open The Gates
1-2Speakin' The Unknown Tongue
1-3Wine Of Astonishment
1-4He's Not In Heaven
1-5Handwriting On The Wall
1-6Old Soul, Young Soul
1-7I'll Sing This Song For You
2-1I'm A-losin' My Mind
2-2Hope Of The Hopeless
2-3Ballad Of William Penn
2-4Friend Of Friends
2-5Song Of Mary Magdalene
2-6A Million Worlds
2-7Good News