Peacebird (TeleKETICS FCC 7705) 1974
Female singer/songwriter on Catholic label with a soft orchestrated pop, folk and ballads style that bears mild resemblance to Anne Murray. Deanna is described as a “music therapist”, her songs touching upon such topics as sickness, disabilities and death in order to “meet the needs of the lonely, the suffering, the afraid”. Her music is extremely mellow, gentle ballads alternating with lighthearted optimistic pop melodies. Typically keyboards in the foreground (piano, electric piano), gobs of strings, some acoustic guitar, woodwinds, plus brass arrangements on the peppier numbers. Titles like ‘I’ll Hold You In My Arms When I Get Home’, ‘Catch A Little Sunshine’, ‘Teach Me To Die’, ‘Folks Don’t Kiss Old People Anymore’ and ‘The Right To Live’ hint at the lyrical concerns within. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.
Tracks: 01. He is Your Brother 02. Peacebird 03. I'll Hold You in My Arms When I Get Home 04. Catch a Little Sunshine 05. Teach Me to Die 06. Brand New World 07. Take My Hand 08. Folks Don't Kiss Old People Anymore 09. The Right To Live 10. Put My Memory in Your Pocket Home