Pilgrim  (no label  no #)  1974  UK *

 

Pilgrim (UK)

Low-budget British private press obscurity, an allegorical rock musical based on Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress. A rather sparse sound featuring five instrumentalists who handle electric guitar, bass, drums, piano, and organ, plus trumpet on three tracks. Four singers supply the roles of Pilgrim, Faithful, Evangelist and Mr. Worldly Wiseman, joined here and there by the boys of the Ewell Castle School Choir. At its best when the guitars are garagy and the organ is cheesy. A fun enjoyable album, very British sounding with a lot of the feel of projects on the Reflection label. Music by Peter Back, lyrics by John Andrews. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

The members of the choir are listed on the rear cover.    diakoneo

 

 

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.

 

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-01My Name is Christian
1-02Recitation: What, You Might Ask
1-03For in my Dream
1-04Recitation: In a State of Despair
1-05I Became Very Selfish
1-06Can You Open Your Eyes?
1-07Now, it May be Naïve
1-08Mr. Worldy Wiseman
1-09And so Young Fellow
1-10The Spirit, Not the Letter
2-1Miracles Happen
2-2Recitation: We Left Pilgrim Happy
2-3The Palace Beautiful
2-4Fight With Apollyon
2-5Vanity Fair
2-6Miracles Happen (reprise)
2-7And in That Place

 

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