At Vespers  (VJM/Halcon  HAL 22) 1984  UK *

 

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I found this to be an unusual album, in that it combines jazz, hymns, folk, pop/rock and even tinges of bluegrass.  The jazz reminds me of  a New Orleans sound.  The kicker is this album is from the UK.  Some of the hymns are a slow jazz, while several start slowly, they change over to a much faster tempo. Those who love jazz should find this an interesting listen, however there maybe some who won’t enjoy it. There are several long jazz instrumental intros before they start singing.   diakoneo

 

 

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Thank you Leif for the music and front and rear cover photos.  There are some pictures of the Band here

Tracks:

01. Battle Hymn Of The Republic

02. His Eye Is On The Sparrow

03. Bye And Bye

04. The Old Rugged Cross

05. Royal Telephone

06. Down By The Riverside

07. What A Friend We Have In Jesus

08. Take My Hand, Precious Lord

09. Amazing Grace

10. Just A Closer Walk With Thee

11. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

12. Peace In The Valley

13. When The Saints Go Marching In

 

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