Open More Windows (Crux Joel 001) 1980? UK *
Beautiful enchanting British folk private press with quiet ethereal acoustic mood that suggests an unplugged version of Mystery Maker or Presence. The delicate earnest male/female vocals backed by gentle acoustic guitar and soft background synthesizer creates a magical atmosphere that rests with the best of UK folk. Gorgeous female vocals on ‘Lord Jesus Christ’ and the haunting piano ballad ‘Isaiah 43’. The songs with male vocals are equally charming, the acoustic guitar ballad ‘My Lord’ being a perfect example. Includes covers of Mystery Maker (‘Blind Man’, ‘Mystery Maker’) and Carey Landry (‘Abba Father’). Other titles are ‘Song Of Hosea’ (anonymous), ‘Glory To God’ (traditional Peruvian, with bongo percussion) and ‘Veni Creator Spiritus’ (8th century plainsong), plus a few originals. Says on the back they formed in early 1979 and worked and travelled throughout the Diocese of Shrewsbury and beyond. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
This one was on Heavenly Grooves. Tracks:
01. Abba Father 02. Each And Every Day
03. Isaiah 43 04. Song Of Hosea 05. Lord Jesus Christ 06. Blind Man 07. The Burial 08. Mystery Maker 09. Be Still 10. My Lord 11. Glory To God 12. Jesus You Are Lord 13. Father In My Life 14. Veni Creator Spiritus