Fire Of God’s Love/Songs To Ignite The Spirit (Alba House RAH1015) 1976
Another nun with a guitar that musically looks about as cutting edge as say Mother Teresa. One listen to the opening track ‘Fire’ with its spooky minor-key melody and echoey cosmic vibes oughta dispel that notion. Although Sister Irene has more or less the same pretty perfect chirping soprano as the rest of the Dominique-nique-nique flock, it’s the bizarre spacey production (including heavily reverbed vocals) and quirky use of organ that really sends a good chunk of this one up into the twilight-zone realms. That organ is tweaked for all its available gimmickry to the point where it sounds more like a moog, including some cheesy synthetic percussion rhythms. One traditional piece, a piano ballad and a couple basic folk numbers, otherwise it’s the electro nun in full effect. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
Thank you Donald for locating a rear cover photo.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-2||Nature is a Song||1:50|
|1-3||Springtime in Australia||1:30|
|1-5||Messe du Saint Esprit||2:30|
|2-2||Mary Was “There”||2:15|
|2-4||O Great Mystery||2:20|
|2-5||Christ Our King 3:00||3:00|