The Answer  (Fanfare  FR 2196)  1971?  UK *






Eleri, Janet, Diane - The Answer






There’s little information on this exceptionally scarce UK custom regarding these three young British gals, save for their first names and that they met at Cardiff University where they recorded this album at the urging of a Baptist minister. Two of the cuts are prime examples of dreamy acid folk, the title tune and ‘Reflections’ both having a delicate eerie stillness about them, fragile harmonies softly enveloped with psychy organ and wah-wah guitar. Their cover of the Crossbeats ‘Crazy Mixed Up Generation’ is the only track with a heavier rock beat (it features a couple good electric guitar solos, again with the wah-wah pedal). A lighter beat along with piano accompanies their rendering of the Glorylanders’ ‘Are You Going My Way’. The remaining songs are nicely done though not as cutting edge, four being in the folk/gospel piano-overshadowing-guitar category. Another four are purely a cappella, though I must admit I find the near whispered ‘On A Hill Called Skull’ compelling with its hushed downright spooky atmosphere. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).






Eleri - The Answer (Bck)






I have not acquired this album yet.  Thank you Laura for the song list and the “Kudos to Discogs for this song list:”.  Thank you Donald for finding the rear cover on the web.




Song #Song TitleTime
1-1The Answer
1-2A Man Died
1-3The Lord Is Near You
1-4On A Hill Called “Skull”
1-5Behold, I Stand
1-6Crazy, Mixed-Up Generation
2-1Does His Claim Ring True?
2-3The Third Morning
2-4Are You Going My Way?
2-5Just As I Am
2-6Have You Ever Wished?