Lost Property (Echo ECR 349) 1977? UK *
Melodic British singer/songwriter, a musical jack-of—all-trades of sorts who samples folk/pop (‘Sunshine Man’), blues (the title cut), folk/psych (the organ-backed ‘Flowers’), country (‘Shoreline’) and gentle acoustic (‘Holy Spirit’). Mostly folky soft-rock realms ala Graham Kendrick, along with a couple ‘Gentle On My Mind’—ish moves where he sounds like England’s answer to Glen Campbell. The opening acoustic rocker ‘Number One’ compares an aimless life to a car ride, including sound effects at the beginning (car starting and speeding 011) and at the end (big loud car crash). Accordion backing brings a melancholy air to the minor-key ballad ‘The Waterfall’. Instruments include acoustic and electric guitars, bass, banjo, piano, organ, steel guitar and drums. Same tiny custom UK label as the Meet Jesus Music debut. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo and the track list. Thank you Laura for the track list.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-2||Footprints in the Sand|
|2-2||My Christian Friend|