In New England (Stream Mountain no #) 1980
Bob’s song-writing continues to mature with this heart-warming collection of songs that often mirrors the sophisticated style of Mark Heard. Mostly an out-doorsy acoustic presence supplemented here and there with electric leads – one of those homey sitting-by—the—ﬁreplace— with-a—cup-of—coffee records, with subject matter that includes cottage life (‘Hembygden’), becoming a parent (‘Baby Mine’), love (‘It’s Just You, Dear’), dancing (‘High Steppin’), childhood memories (‘Frozen Light’) and the self-explanatory ‘I’d Love To Live In New England”. Spiritual themes are covered in ‘Was It I’ (a song about Peter, Paul and the author) and ‘Child In A Mother’s Arms’ (inspired by Psalm 131 and the Sermon on the Mount). On a more humorous note would be “The Iowa Interstate Tattooed Toad Tune’, Bob plays a number of different guitars, plus melodica and on one occasion musical saw, while two others supply additional guitar work. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||Love to Live in New England|
|1-6||Was It I|
|2-1||Its Just You Dear|
|2-2||What Do you Say?|
|2-3||Child in a Mothers Arms|
|2-6||Rivers of Life|