Canvas For The Sun (Lamb & Lion LL-1032) 1977



Fuller arrangements including synthesizer, organ, male/female backing vocals and periodic soft strings don’t seem to hurt this pleasant follow-up any. Stylistically similar to John Michael Talbot – the orchestral classical overtures flash forward to Troubadour Of The Great King, while some of the acoustic rock and pedal-steeled country recall Talbot’s Sparrow years. Also includes successful attempts at blues-edged rock (the fuzz-equipped ‘Common Ground’), fragile enchanted ballads (‘End Of The Rope’), gospel blues (‘For The Searcher’, with a cool electric guitar solo) and slow lounge jazz with vibes and sax (‘Better To Agree’). The stirring title ballad is more or less sheer perfection. Aims straight for the heart and finds its home. (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 TitleTime
1-2Canvas For The Sun
1-3Thanks For The Answers
1-4End Of The Rope
1-5Jimmy’s Song
2-1Common Ground
2-2Your Word
2-3Happy With Me
2-4Better To Agree
2-5For The Searcher