Life Is A Fountain (Joral JOR 7011) 1978
Bigger arrangements for this release, expanding from the simple acoustic style of her custom lps to include such instruments as electric guitar, bass, drums, saxophone and keyboards, sometimes in a light country or pop context. Doesn’t have quite the same appeal as her pure folk recordings, plus on about half the songs she’s re-joined by a dozen or so Sisters Of Saint Chretienne which brings back that whole “nun sound” thing. Taken by itself though the album is still a pleasant listen. Some of these songs appear on her earlier lps, but the versions here are quite different – ‘I See A’Change’, for example, is now given a reggae twist! When singing solo she sometimes reminds me of Honeytree. On the same small label as Ray Repp’s Benedicamus. Lorraine has also recorded some children’s albums. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.
Tracks: 01. Life is a fountain 02. Hear my call 03. Sing to the Lord 04. Care 05. My trust 06. Love 07. The fiber of life 08. Sing praises to God 09. See a change 10. One in you Home