Land Of New Hope (Icthus IR 1003) 1973?








John Warren-Land Of New Hope

From the same North Carolina custom label as the excellent Damascus Road project comes this equally good platter of authentic home-made rural rock.  Earthy rugged backwoods feel, sometimes with a weary Neil Young-ish flavor.  Warren wrote most of the songs, sings lead, and plays acoustic guitar and harmonica, while others provide organ, piano, bass, steel guitar and drums.  Some parts folky and acoustic, others twangy and country, and some with rough electric guitar passages courtesy of Moose Smith and Bobby Page.  Both the 6:40 title track and ‘Spend Some Time’ fall into the latter category, each with a gritty slow-jam tempo and opportunity for the instruments to solo around a bit.     (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

John Warren - In (Lbl 1)

John Warren - In (Lbl 2)

John Warren - Land (Bck)

This one was on the Heavenly Grooves blog.   Thank you Donald for finding label photos and the rear cover photo.




Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Julie's Song3:45
1-4Tale Of A Wanderer4:50
1-5Land Of New Hope5:38
2-3Rings Around Tuesday4:57
2-4Wander World2:18
2-5Spend Some Time3:43