Our Hearts Knit Together (WOW WPS 114) 1978
Five guys and five girls in dweeby outfits. I was about to leave this one in the bins when I noticed it was on the Way International label where all their groups, even the rockers were now wearing dweeby outfits. Although released on the Way’s US label, this particular group happens to be be of British origin. Songs are mostly in a melodic folk or folk/pop vein with that distinctive British quality, titles like ‘Gather Round Brothers And Sisters’, ‘God Delivered Jesus Christ’, ‘Blessed Is The Nation’ and ‘Heart Of England’ strumming along with acoustic guitar, piano, flute and spirited male/female harmonies. The female solo vocals on the ballad ‘Father And Child’ remind me a little of Judy MacKenzie, while ‘Fireside Song’ with its graceful violin accomplishment leaves a mild Parchment-like impression. Overall not up there with the best UK folk outfits as the music occasionally slip towards MOR, but still a very worthwhile effort. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
Sorry I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the track list and rear cover photo. Thank you Laura for the track list.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||Gather Round Brothers And Sisters|
|1-2||God Delivered Jesus Christ|
|1-3||Father And Child|
|1-4||Blessed Is The Nation|
|1-5||Give Him Your Heart|
|2-1||Heart Of England|
|2-2||God’s Heart Pulsates|
|2-4||Our Hearts Knit Together|