Nightshift (CAVS ST 020) 1977 UK *
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).
This one was on the Heavenly Grooves blog. Thank you Donald for finding a rear cover photo.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|01||First To Seventh||5:42|
|05||Goodnight To The World||4:37|
|06||Drowning In Love||3:56|
|07||First Song & Diamond Sky Medley||5:48|
|08||Noonday Is Shadeless||5:07|
|09||So You Feel||3:47|
|11||Stand Back Satan||4:04|