Seeds (Galliard GAL 4002) 1969 UK *
Seeds contains ten songs inspired by the parables of Christ. The Sowers consist of Eileen Greaves (vocals, guitar), John Murphy (vocals, guitar), Vic McClean (lead guitar) and Dick Bawtry (double bass). The style is ‘60s acoustic folk, very British sounding, very skillfully done. From fresh simply strummed numbers (‘The Sower’, ‘The Bridesmaids’), to slow tunes with a sad melancholy tone (‘The Samaritan’, ‘Mustard Seed (The Kingdom)’, ‘The Darnel’), to the feisty raucous delivery of ‘Everybody Out (The Vineyard)’. Stretches into a more “progressive folk” mood on the 6:20 ﬂute-accompanied ‘Hide Away (The Talents)’. The English accents run amok on the humorous ‘You Can’t Mean Me (The Wedding Feast)’, skipping along to the strum of a banjo (or is it a ukulele?) ‘Travelling Man (The Prodigal Son)’ is backed solely ﬂute and cello. Lyrics by Michael Crockett, music by John Murphy and Roger Haines. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you George for the front and rear cover photo.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-3||Mustard Seed (The Kingdom)||2:15|
|1-4||Everybody Out (The Vineyard)||2:03|
|1-5||Hide Away (The Talents)||6:20|
|2-2||Travelling Man (The Prodigan Son)||5:35|
|2-4||You Can't Mean Me (The Wedding Feast)||3:25|
|2-5||Conversation (Dives And Lazarus)||4:11|