Rising Hope  (CR  RH 1061)  1980

 

Rising Hope

 

Not the Ohio band, but an obscure male/female folkrock group of seven from South Carolina.  Folky 12-string-and-piano covers of Honeytree (‘Simple Song’ and ‘Lovely Jesus Here I Am’), Jamie Owens (‘Hard Times’ and John Foley (‘The Lord Is My Light’),  plus a number of original songs.  Light electric guitar, synthesizer,bass and drums all in there, too.  The recurrent use of viola is a nice touch, especially when  joined by fuzz guitar on the superb ‘When You Must Sail (Isaiah 43).  Simple b&w cover photo of the group seated on some playground equipment.  Pleasant low-key amateur appeal.    (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

 

Rising Hope - Rising Hope (Bck)

 

 

 

Sorry I have not acquired this album at this time.

 

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1We Are Children 3:01
1-2I Am Alive 3:35
1-3Lovely Jesus 3:03
1-4Hard Times 2:55
1-5Fill Me Up 2:48
1-6When You Must Sail
2-1The Lord Is My Light 3:28
2-2Security 3:44
2-3Simple Song 3:42
2-4 Take All Of Me 4:13
2-5Shine On 4:35

 

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