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.

 

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Peace And Love And Freedom – Part One
1-2Spread Wide Your Wings (from ‘Soapbox’)
1-3Love Is Fine
1-4Peace And Love And Freedom – Part Two
1-5No Time – No Inclination
2-1Get Ready To Laugh
2-2In Remembrance
2-3Isn’t It Hard?
2-4Never A Man Like This Man
2-5Through My Days
2-6Isaiah Fifty-Five

 

 

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