The Newcomers (UTS 167-S) 1970?



Every time I come across a copy of Fantasy And Reality in the thrift store bins I just about do a back flip when I see that hot pink cover with the psychedelic lettering and negative image photo. The rush lets down though when I remember that it’s just an upright folk trio, though admittedly a very nice one. That’s three male Dayton, Ohio Methodist seminarians with two guitars, an electric bass and sometimes banjo. Pretty much nothin’ but cover songs here, heavy on Simon & Garfunkel, plus plenty of ‘60s standards like Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, and usually a couple more spiritually-oriented times. They seem a bit more relaxed and carefree than a lot of the adult folk groups. Two different covers for the first lp, both pretty wild looking. Renamed The Light Company somewhere around the time of Fantasy And Reality I’ve seen copies of it under both names. Member Bob Morley also has a number of custom solo albums. (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).

There are two albums by Newcomers title The Newcomers one with the UTS #167-S and one with UTS #168-S both having mostly different songs. Each has a different cover as well.  See other  UTS # 168-S under it’s own post.  diakoneo

I have not acquired this album yet.  Thank you Donald for the photos of this album and the song list.


Song #Song TitleTime
1-1 If I Had A Hammer
1-2I Wanna Be Free2:20
1-3Early Mornin’ Rain4:02
1-4The Story Of The Preacher And The Bear3:156
1-5A Satisfied Mind2:20
1-6Molly Malone3:03
2-1All My Trials Soon Be Over3:36
2-3I Can’t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound2:30
2-4Very Last Day2:40
2-5Ally, Ally, Oxen Free2:20
2-6If I Had A Hammer0:54