Rolled Away (Persephone PM-1033) 1979
Rolled Away is another ﬁne project by Stephen C Rose who also worked on the excellent Stranger Named Peace album from this same small custom label. The main performers and vocalists are David Grover bass, guitars, organ) and Judy Lunseth, joined by Terry Hall (drums), Amasa Miller (piano), and Jon Graboff (mandolin). Rose wrote all the songs and also contributes background vocals. Rolled Away has a certain artistic integrity about it — an authentic roots country folk sound with a touch of old-time spirituals blended in. Usually slow and acoustic oriented with classy guitar picking action throughout, the exception being ‘Swallowed Up In Victory’, a more rock-edged track that features a great acid electric lead. Other selections have titles like ‘Cast The First Stone’, ‘Plant Your Seed In The Good Ground’, ‘As The Hart Longs’, ‘If Everyone Loved Everyone’, and ‘Things That Shall Remain’. These Persephone folks were deﬁnitely on the cusp. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you George for the front and rear cover photos.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-2||Cast The First Stone||4:37|
|1-3||Plant Your Seed In The Good Ground||3:03|
|1-4||As The Hart Longs||3:51|
|1-5||Help Me To Sing A Loving Song||3:12|
|2-1||If Everyone Loved Everyone||3:23|
|2-2||Sister, Oh Sister||3:09|
|2-3||Things That Shall Remain||1:45|
|2-4||Swallowed Up In Victory||4:20|
|2-5||By The Waters||3:15|