Smiling At God (Artronics 1371) 1972?
By the time of this recording the band consisted of ﬁve guys, now performing mostly their own material, Still a simple low-tech folk/acoustic affair with amateur vocals, but you can tell they’re trying to stretch out a bit. A couple tracks like ‘Revelation 3:13’ and the instrumental ‘T.H.S’ (which stands for the C, S. Lewis novel That Hideous Strength) have lead trumpet on top of the guitars, making for a somewhat awkward sound. Songs like ‘Joshua’, ‘Variations On Spring’, ‘1 Seek Silence’ and ‘Sure Enough Jesus’ achieve better results with their purely acoustic focus. Also two songs featuring piano. Best cut is the closing ‘Rise, Let Us Go’, a fast number highlighting electric bass and scratchy percussive guitar strums. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Discogs for the label photos and track list.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-2||T.H.S. (That Hideous Strength)||3:05|
|1-4||Comes The Light||3:55|
|1-5||Variations On Spring||2:29|
|1-6||Elizabeth To Me||3:00|
|2-1||Long Distance From Love||2:03|
|2-3||I Seek Silence||4:52|
|2-4||Our Lord's Prayer||1:54|
|2-5||Sure Enough, Jesus||2:09|
|2-6||Rise, Let Us Go||3:51|