Love On A Lonely Tree (Malgriff MG—R1) 1979 Australia *


Bates, Kevin - Love On A Lonely Tree














Australian Catholic priest’s album of gentle melodic songs built mostly around piano, acoustic guitar and flute. Also selected use of electric piano, electric guitar, violin, viola, horns and male/female background vocals. Similar in many ways to the US Catholic folk scene from the same time period, leaving impressions of a less polished NALR production. Kevin sings lead on three songs, while other tracks alternate various lead vocalists. Ranges from flowing lyrical tunes to slow ballads to playful upbeat numbers. Not a huge deal, but manages some stirring moments here and there. ‘Sing A Song With Your Life’, ‘And Mary Is Her Name’, ‘Malachi’, ‘A Split Christmas’, ‘Visitation’, five more.  (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).


Kevin Bates - Love (Bck)














I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.


Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Sing A Song With Your Life4:48
1-2David's Journey5:00
1-3Love On A Lonely Tree3:29
1-4Will You Run?2:28
1-5And Mary Is Her Name5:00
2-1In Light We Walk2:44
2-3I Hear A Call4:31
2-4A Split Christmas3:30