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:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Abba Father
1-2Each And Every Day
1-3Isaiah 43
1-4Song Of Hosea
1-5Lord Jesus Christ
1-6Blind Man
1-7The Burial
2-1Mystery Maker
2-2Be Still
2-3My Lord
2-4Glory To God
2-5Jesus You Are Lord
2-6Father In My Life
2-7Veni Creator Spiritus

 

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