The Gap (Chapel Lane/Star Song CLS 8004/SSR-0037) 1980 UK *
A more underground bluesier grittier rock direction for this excellent effort that features the backing of the Eric Clapton Band (Dave Markee, Chris Stainton, Henry Spinetti and Bruce Rowland). Clapton himself doesn’t appear though the overall sound is similar, with Haworth offering some splendid electric guitar. No orchestration this time. Some prime rock and roll on ‘New World Coming’ with Stainton gettin’ down on piano. Mandolin, harpolek and mandocello fashion a beautiful acoustic mood on ‘New Jerusalem’. Other titles: ‘The Gap’, ‘Egypt’, ‘I Can Do All Things’, ‘It Could Have Been Me’, ‘Power Of The Holy Spirit’, ‘More Of You’, ‘No Time’, and ‘Send Down The Rain”. Later released in the US on Star Song (SSR-0037) in a different cover, with the “Larry Norman presents” tag. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo for the Star Song album and for the front and rear photos for the Chapel Lane album.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-3||I Can Do All Things||2:46|
|1-4||New World Coming||2:59|
|1-5||It Would Have Been Me||4:13|
|2-1||Power Of The Holy Spirit||2:49|
|2-2||More Of You||3:45|
|2-3||New Jerusalem ||5:16|
|2-5||Send Down The Rain||4:53|