Lonesome Stone (Reflection  RL306)  1973  UK *



Original caste album of rock musical performed by members of the Sheep. Jim Palosarri and Matt Spransy of Servant both appear – a couple of these songs would appear on future Servant lps. A pair of tunes lifted from the Sheep’s Myrrh UK lp (‘Changes’ and the title track), though the music is not quite as aggressive. Several are simple acoustic numbers, others show the group’s familiar organ-based rock sound. Randy Stonehill’s novelty song ‘Vegetables’ appears (off his impossible-to-find Get Me Out Of Hollywood lp). ‘Where Do We Go From Here’ has some nice spacey reverb. Includes seventeen songs structured around the spiritual journey of the lead character Stone. Other characters include Poppy, Bear, Milwaukee, Queenie, Poppy, Organo, Slim, and a whole lot more. A rather cosmic looking pink/orange face of Christ gazes out at you from the front cover.  (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

This one was on Heavenly Grooves.


Song #Song TitleTime
1-01Jim Palosaari – Narration
1-02Sheep, The - War Babies1:42
1-03Sheep, The - Lonesome Stone2:03
1-04Poppy* – San Francisco
1-05Queenie* & Milwaukee* – Queen Of The Street

1-06Organo* – Vegetables1:56
1-07Stone* – Where Do We Go From Here?2:34
1-08Bear* – Bear Boogie0:42
1-09Stone* – Looking For Love2:15
1-10Slim* –San Francisco Ain't The Place
1-11Slim* –Going Back5:23
2-1Milwaukee* – Changes
2-2Stone* – He'll Set You Free
2-3Queenie* & Sheep, The – Studied Lives Of Men
2-4Queenie* – Come Jesus Come

2-5Queenie* & Sheep, The – Free
2-6Sheep, The (2) & Company* – Rejoice4:40
2-7Company* – Take A Little Time



  • Engineer – Mike Felton
  • Flute – Ethel Krauss
  • Guitar – Wilhelm Pinnow
  • Guitar, Vocals – Mole Barker
  • Guitar, Vocals, Organ – Greg Nancarrow
  • Organ – Matthew Spransy
  • Organ, Vocals – Lisa Carothers
  • Percussion – Nick Malham
  • Performer [The Sheep] – Ethel Krauss, Greg Nancarrow, Irene Barker, Lisa Carothers, Matthew Spransy, Mole Barker, Nick Malham, Reed Mittelsteadt, Rich Haas, Siv Algotsson, Wilhelm Pinnow
  • Photography By – Jill Furmandusky
  • Producer – Jim Palosaari, K. P. Frampton
  • Producer [The Sheep] – Ian McDonald, Roger Hurrell
  • Vocals – Irene Barker, Reed Mittelsteadt, Rich Haas, Siv Algotsson




Original cast recording.
A Deo Gloria Production.
Made in England.
First Produced at the Rainbow Theatre London 11th July 1973.