Peace And Love And Freedom (Key 009) 1971 UK
Tuning into an oldies station recently I noticed that a lot of my favorites had a fair degree of orchestration. So how come it always sounds sterile to me on Christian lps? Well, on this one it certainly doesn’t, The string and woodwind arrangements combined with an acoustic emphasis translate into a much softer sound than the debut, more akin to Honeytree’s The Way I Feel, with a gentle wisp of ‘60s ﬂower power ala Marianne Faithfull. Much as I liked the light underground edge of her ﬁrst lp, I’m equally enamored with this lady in the tranquil serene setting. The playful recorder on the title track, the melancholy ebb and ﬂow of ‘Spread Wide Your Wings’ (co-written with Graham Kendrick), the delicate ﬂoating ‘Love Is Fine’, the impassioned minor-key ‘In Remembrance’, the slow torchy ‘Isn’t It Hard?’, the crisp beat of ‘Never A Man Like This’, the graceful AM folk/pop of ‘Through My Days’. Not a bad song on here. She got me again – hook, line, and sinker. Includes a large folded poster insert with lyrics and photo of Judy. Co-released in the US on the Impact 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||Peace And Love And Freedom – Part One|
|1-2||Spread Wide Your Wings (from ‘Soapbox’)|
|1-3||Love Is Fine|
|1-4||Peace And Love And Freedom – Part Two|
|1-5||No Time – No Inclination|
|2-1||Get Ready To Laugh|
|2-3||Isn’t It Hard?|
|2-4||Never A Man Like This Man|
|2-5||Through My Days|