Watered Garden  (Dovetail  DOVE 44)  1976  UK *

 

 

 

 

Watered Garden is my favorite Cloud record. ‘Love Is Waiting Here’, ‘I’m Coming Lord’, ‘I Will Sing Unto The Lord’ and ‘The Dove Returns’ are among the group’s most gorgeous creations, each lovingly caressed with violin. A similar beauty is achieved via the acoustic guitar work and either flute, recorder or clarinet on ‘I Am The Door’, ‘Jewels’, ‘Hind’s Feet’ and ‘Surely The Lord Is In This Place’. Lots of mood changes within these songs, shifting back and forth from softer to louder dynamics, or between major and minor keys. The tracks with female vocals are especially compelling. One unique characteristic of this album is that the fourteen songs are connected by the sound of a gently flowing stream in the background Cloud has clearly sought to draw us into the presence of worship – and in that respect they most certainly succeed. Gate-fold cover with attractive watercolor painting. Produced by John Pantry who also “sang a bit, played a bit, and shook”.      (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

 

 

 

 

 

Tracks:

 

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1As Eternity Begins3:47
1-2Love Is Waiting Here3:53
1-3I'm Coming Lord5:02
1-4Rooted In His Love3:21
1-5I Am The Door3:38
1-6Jewels3:01
1-7Hinds Feet2:57
2-1I Will Sing Unto The Lord3:53
2-2Living Under Grace3:44
2-3The Dove Returns4:05
2-4Surely The Lord Is In This Place4:08
2-5Heaven3:44
2-6Praise You Lord3:12
2-7Watered Garden3:47

 

 

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