No Violence (Music AD MAD 1002) 1980







Ward, James - No Violence

Original 1980 front cover



James Ward - No (83 Fnt)

Reissue 1983 front cover







No Violence has a sound similar to Mourning, re—interpreting some of his early material with a sharper more up-to—date jazz-rock sound. The crisp production brightens the peppy gospel grooves and soulful optimistic vibes within songs like ‘Moming Sun’, ‘Consider The Lilies (Seek First The Kingdom)’ and ‘Satisfied’. Embellished here and there with skillful jazz soloing, plus some timely electric guitar flourishes (a couple of which are fairly rocking). A 1983 pressing exists, but look for the original 1980 orange cover with the crowing rooster illustration.  (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

Reissue 1983 rear cover

Reissue 1983 rear cover

I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the front and rear reissue covers.



Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Morning Sun
1-2Consider The Lilies
1-3I Wish I Could Ask
1-4All You Who Roam
2-1Meditate On These Things
2-3No Violence (Isaiah 53)
2-5O Father