Water For A Thirsty Land (MRA ST P 100) 1974 UK *

 

 

 

 

Water For A Thirsty Land

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The roster of obscure UK folk groups just keeps growing and growing. Water For A Thirsty Land score a winner here with their vibrant mildly progressive acoustic style that features alternating male/female vocals, guitars (including electric), piano, flute, recorder, violin, banjo and harmonica. A good mix of folksy traditional strums (title song), delicate moving ballads (‘Hello Light’) and edgier more basement sounding tracks (‘The Rat Race’). All originals or obscure covers with titles such as ‘Ode To An Ostrich’, ‘Are People A Problem Or An Answer?’, ‘The Hope That’s A-Comin’, and ‘This Is The Way’. Not a monster but still a very deserving entry in the genre (with a more than likely large price tag in the collectors’ market). Recorded in Switzerland. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

 

 

Watrer For - Water (Bck)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1The Ordinary Man3:20
1-2Look At The Children2:45
1-3Where The Wind Blows2:05
1-4Ode To An Ostrich3:55
1-5Cross Road3:30
1-6Hello Light3:12
2-1Water For A Thirsty Land2:25
2-2The Rat Race2:35
2-3Speak To Me2:55
2-4Are People A Problem Or An Answer?2:50
2-5Listen2:35
2-6The Hope That’s A’Comin’2:15
2-7This Is The Way2:45

 

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