So Confusing And So Very Clear  (CFC 19776)  1976  UK *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another lovely home-made British electric folk obscurity. The delicate male/female unison vocals, gentle acoustic guitar and overall dreamy presentation give these folks an edge similar to 11:59. And when they mix in such instruments as mandolin, violin, banjo and subtle electric guitar, they approach the beauty of Presence. Originality in lyric is revealed by titles like ‘All Creation Is A Prayer’, ‘The Heavens Cry’, ‘To Jesus, On His Birthday’, ‘We Sang Our Songs Upon A Hill’ and ‘To My Friend, A Disbeliever’, not to mention the unusual album title. Attractive solo vocals as well on ‘It’s Better That I Go’, ‘Creation Is A Failure’, ‘Fleur’s Song’ and ‘Sam’s Song’. No credits or much information of any kind on the sleeve, save that all proceeds go to Queen Mary’s Hospital For Children in Carshalton, Surrey. Cover is a photo of a child’s face, the top of her head replaced with a painting of flowers, trees and a bird in the sky, with several cut-out b&w photos in the background. See also St. Edmund’s Folk Choir.      (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you Laura for the track list with times.

 

Tracks:

 

Song #Song TitleTime
ALL CREATION IS A FAILURE
1-1All Creation is a Failure 4:52
1-2Like a Babe 3:40
1-3The Heavens Cry 2:00
IT'S BETTER THAT I GO
1-4To Jesus, on His Birthday 3:24
1-5It's Better That I Go 3:20
1-6We Sang Our Songs Upon A Hill 4:23
CREATION IS A FAILURE
2-1To My Friend, A Disbeliever 5:38
2-2Creation is a Failure 4:50
SO CONFUSING AND SO VERY CLEAR
2-3Fleur's Song 3:25
2-4Sam's Song 4:15
2-5So Confusion and so Very Clear 5:42

 

 

 

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