Voice Of The Turtledove (GAR GAR-823429) 1974
If this were a British private you can bet it would sell in three-digit ﬁgures. Coming from America, however, gentle melodic folk groups like the eight-member Simeon Singers tend to be overlooked. Too bad, because Voice Of The Turtledove has some real nice charm at work. Acoustic guitars blend with ﬂute and piano, usually in an artsy ﬁnger— picked ballad kind of setting. Mostly originals or obscure covers, along with a rendition of ‘One In The Spirit’ (done in a medley with Kabalevsky’s theme ‘A Little Song’). Songs like ‘He Died For Us’ and ‘Sunshine’ bring to mind the poignant ballad style of early Children Of The Day. Some basement electric guitar and lively drums bring a heavier edge to ‘Rainbow Song’, while the instrumental ‘It’ ﬂows with a pleasant Fogelberg-ish ﬂair. Recorded in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-3||All That I Need||2:17|
|1-4||A Little Song / One In The Spirit||4:15|
|1-5||Sometimes I Wonder Why||1:50|
|1-6||He’s Like A River||3:46|
|2-2||A Love Song||4:08|
|2-3||He Died For Us||4:24|
|2-5||He Is There||3:11|