Footsteps on the Sea (Key  KL 016)  1972  UK *

 

 

This British pioneer has dabbled with a number of styles over the years, but this is the only example of him playing in the simple acoustic format. His guitar and soft vocals are backed only by string bass and virtuoso Gordon Giltrap on second acoustic guitar. At times Footsteps On The Sea recalls the style of Bruce Cockburn’s early albums, alternating gentle contemplative moods with skillful bluesy acoustic impressions. Contains eleven Kendrick’s originals, sometimes told from the perspective of New Testament characters as on ‘Sweet Fire’, ‘Jerusalem Road’, ‘Simon’s Song’ and ‘The Executioner’, the latter a convicting song about the crucifixion. A very relaxing peaceful work and my personal fave from the Kendrick repertoire. Includes a large foldout poster lyric sheet. Co-released in the States on Impact. See also Alive!        (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

 

 

This one was on the Heavenly Grooves blog.

 

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1No-One Ever Told Me
1-2Sweet Fire
1-3Jerusalem Road
1-4The Executioner
1-5Simon's Song
2-1Moving On
2-2So It Was
2-3The Harbours Are Broken
2-4Sympathy
2-5Sunset
2-6Half A Word

 

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