The God Who Cares (NALR GWC-PNT-LP) 1982

 

Talented mellow acoustic duo whose only crime would seem to be that they ran past my 1980 cutoff date. Paul Coates and Tim Crowley have put together one of those beautiful gentle folk lps that often recall other Christian male duos from the ‘70s such as Stewart & Kyle, Malcolm & Alwyn, Sonrise (Grapevine), Jim & Jerome, Christian Stephens, etc. Soft tailor-made harmonies delicately backed by the two men’s acoustic guitars, plus Tim’s occasional bass, piano and recorder. Lovely dreamy presence to ballads such as ‘Yahweh’, ‘The Cry Of The Unborn Child’, ‘Prayer Before A Crucifix’, ‘In My Brother’s Eyes’, ‘Sometimes’ and ‘The Unrepentant Heart’ (a fragment of the latter for some reason keeps suggesting to me that Pink Floyd “the lunatic is in my head” song). ‘Something Beautiful For God’ brings in a backing vocal ensemble that pleasantly recalls God Unlimited. Completely different from the big choral folk productions that dominated the NALR label in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s.     (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

 

This one was on the Heavenly Grooves blog.

 

Tracks:

01. Yahweh

02. In The Morning

03. The God Who Cares

04. The Cry Of The Unborn Child

05. I Will Never Let You Go

06. The Unrepentant Heart

07. Something Beautiful For God

08. Prayer Before The Crucifix

09. In My Brother’s Eyes

10. Sometimes

 

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