Fighter (Dovetail DOVE 55) 1978 UK *
Fighter draws upon the spiritual battle themes in Ephesians 6 for such titles as ‘On The Front Line’, ‘Victory Is The Only Song I Know’, ‘God Put A Fighter In Me’ and ‘Battle Hymn’. Such themes are also reflected in the cover art an out stretched hand filled with soldiers, a tank, a tiger, guns and grieving faces. In spite of all the battle imagery, Fighter‘s line-up of ballads, light-rock, folk-pop and soft jazz actually makes it one of Kendrick’s mellowest albums. No matter. In fact the melancholy ballad ‘Reluctant Disciple’ turns out to be one of Kendrick’s most convicting songs. Brass arrangements on some selections. Includes appearances by John Wickham, Dennis Holt, Phil Potter, Jim Stipech and John Pantry. At This time Kendrick was Music Director for British Youth For Christ. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
Sorry I have not located this album yet. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||On The Frontline|
|1-2||Sleeping In Gethsemane|
|1-3||The Reluctant Disciple|
|1-5||Make It Soon (O my Lord)|
|2-1||Victory Is The Only Song I Know|
|2-2||Often When The World Crowds|
|2-3||The Story's Just Begun|
|2-4||God Put A Fighter In Me (My eyes may seen the coming King)|
|2-5||Battle Hymn (There's a sound on the wind)|