Beginnings (Milk & Honey no #) 1978
A-l private press from long-haired Baton Rouge, Louisiana dude who alternates between rural rock, acoustic ballads and shimmering pastoral moods. Kicks off with a country rocker ‘Blue Horizon (All I Wanna Do Is Follow Christ)’, followed by the cutting-edge ‘Ancient Days’ with good electric guitar soloing. A few nice acoustic songs in a gentle ﬁnger-picked format, including ‘I Guess You Know’ and ‘Iya’s Song (To Jesus)’. In between are some moody mysterious expressions like ‘John 16:33/John 3:16’, ‘What Child Is This/Song Of Immanuel’ and ‘Prelude To A Sunrise/Sunrise’. Synthesizer and piano join the mix on ‘Testimony In A Minor/JJJR’. Some of these songs are preceded by short acoustic guitar instrumentals (ﬂute in one case), hence the dual titles. ‘My Lord’ closes the album with another fine sampling of ﬂuid plugged-in rural rock. Bruce on guitar, complemented by others on additional guitar, lead guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, percussion, ﬂute and male/female back-ground vocals. Good hands-off production leaving welcome natural outdoor vibes. Custom New Orleans label, not the better known Milk & Honey label. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo and the track list.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||Blue Horizon (All I Wanna Do Is Follow Christ)|
|1-2||Ancient Of Days|
|1-3||I Guess You Know|
|1-4||John 16:33 / John 3:16|
|1-5||What Child Is This / Song Of Immanuel|
|2-1||Prelude To Sunrise / Sunrise|
|2-2||Testimony In A Minor / JJJR|
|2-3||Iya’s Song (To Jesus)|