The Dust Of Death (SRS 9864) 1978?

 

 

 

 

Loner acoustic moods are explored on this at-times interesting stark folk private. Steve drones along on vocals while playing acoustic guitar and piano, joined by others on clarinet, electric piano, bass, lead guitar and a backing female vocal Simple feel, usually with only 2-3 instruments in the mix. Best songs are when the clarinet’s out of the picture, like the mysterious flute-accompanied title track or the delicate moving ‘Praise The Lord’. Features ten of Steve’s songs with varied themes ranging from ‘Tell Me That You Love Me” and the bluesy ‘That Sweet Ole Lady Of Mine’ to more spiritually angled numbers like ‘My Savior And Me’, ‘The Galilean’ and ‘John 3: 16’. Closes with a dulcimer/flute instrumental entitled ‘Aura Lee’. Dark black and white cover photos, Steve emptying a handful of dirt on the front, his hand outstretched toward a cemetery on the back.    (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

I have not acquired this album yet.

Tracks:

 

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Dust To Death
1-2Tell Me That You Love Me
1-3That Sweet Ol'e Lady of Mine
1-4When I Left Her
1-5If I Should Die Tomorrow
1-6Alone Once Again
2-1My Savior And Me
2-2The Galilean
2-3John 3:16
2-4Praise The Lord
2-5Aura Lee (Traditional)

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