Benedicamus: The Song Of The Earth (Joral JOR 7001) 1978
Benedicamus is one of Repp’s most satisfying works, consisting of well crafted melodic folk with a few mild pop, rock and country overtures Simple melodies led by either guitar or piano, some with a handful of backup singers on the choruses. Parts real pretty, like the solemn ballad ‘Alpha And Omega’, the recorder-backed ‘Garment Of Gold’ and the stirring Gregorian chant-like singing on the title track and ‘Alleluia (The Lord Of Love Has Come)’, the latter featuring a climactic electric guitar finish. Originally released on the Joral label in a gate-fold cover. Late re-issued on Repp’s K&R label (KRS-1011) in a different gate-fold cove that’s suitable for framing. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
Thank you Donald for the gate-fold pictures and the rear picture.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||Share A Little Bit Of Your Love||2:49|
|1-3||Children Of The Morning||2:40|
|1-4||With Every Step||3:32|
|1-5-P1||Benedicamus - Part 1 - The Song Of The Earth|
|1-5-P2||Benedicamus - Part 2 - The Dance Of The Seasons||4:19|
|2-1||We Are Grateful||2:30|
|2-2||Lilies And Sparrows||2:50|
|2-3||Garment Of Gold||2:53|
|2-4||Brand New Day||2:48|
|2-5||Alpha And Omega||3:04|
|2-6||Alleluia (The Lord Of Love Has Come)||4:44|