With Joy (Fortress 32-2206-74) 1971?
On With Joy the ‘60s big-beat folk style of Edwin’s debut is left behind for hipper rock sounds and quieter acoustic-with-piano pastures. Electric guitar, fuzz and organ make appearances, bringing a dated quasi-psych feel to the title track, ‘Lonely Little Lady’, ‘Questions And Answers’ and ‘Hell Of A Heaven’. Even some acid rock moves on the psychedelic Eastern-influenced ‘And They Killed Him’. He’s not as radical as Ylvisaker or The Mission, but he’s still hangin’ in there pretty good. Whimsical melodies become the vehicle for Edwin’s satirical side on ‘Keep America Beautiful’, ‘Military Industrial Complex’, ‘What Is Christmas All About?’ and ‘Postmortem Presents’. The latter begins with a funeral (“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here…”), then proceeds in song with the dead person’s requests on who should be the recipients of his various body parts. A worthwhile record, even if it’s not as professional or consistent as Keep The Rumor Going. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
This one was on the Heavenly Grooves Site. Tracks: 01. With Joy 02. Keep America Beautiful 03. Lonely Little Lady 04. Military Industrial Complex 05. Postmortem Presents 06. Gentle Peaceful Notions 07. What Is Christmas All About 08. And They Killed Him 09. Questions And Answers 10. Act 11. Hell Of A Heaven 12. Peace Jesus Peace Home