Nightshift (CAVS ST 020) 1977 UK *










Candle Factory - Nightshift

Very rare British private press of what in collectors’ circles they call “progressive folk” over there, meaning it’s not just simple 2-chord sing-a-longs but more in the artsy creative direction. Candle Factory possesses a quiet delicate style, usually slow and dreamy, gentle male/female vocals backed by acoustic guitar, along with soft electric lead guitar. Not always as immediately accessible as some of the other big UK folk greats, yet nevertheless a very moving and at times haunting work, somewhat reminiscent of Mystery Maker. ‘Mary’s Song’ includes some lovely violin accompaniment. Seldom trite lyrically as the following titles attest: ‘First To Seventh’, ‘Blue Denim’, ‘Little Boys’, ‘Goodnight To The World’, ‘Drowning In Love’, ‘First Song/Diamond Sky Medley’, ‘Noonday Is Shadeless’, ‘So You Feel’, ‘I Wish’ and ‘Stand Back Satan’. Same obscure label (CAVS – Christian Audio Vision Services) as Maranatha, Mathetai, and Water, Wind & Fire.     (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

Candle Factory - Nightshift (Bck)

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




Song #Song TitleTime
01First To Seventh5:42
02Blue Denim2:40
03Mary’s Song4:17
04Little Boys4:15
05Goodnight To The World4:37
06Drowning In Love3:56
07First Song & Diamond Sky Medley5:48
08Noonday Is Shadeless5:07
09So You Feel3:47
10I Wish3:21
11Stand Back Satan4:04