Thinking It Over (EMI EMC 3027) 1974 UK *

 

For this British mainstream release Judy MacKenzie teamed up with Dave Cooke for a diverse album of rock, pop, folk and ballads. Dave wrote most of the music, while Judy focuses more on lyrics. Although I’m personally more drawn to her Key albums, Thinking It Over is a very strong record, even if it does lean away from folk toward a more fully-arranged commercial sound (including a few brass and string arrangements). Mostly on the quiet side, although the opening ‘Nobody Wants To Know’ has some good rocking electric guitar. Nice samplings of dreamy soft rock (‘Wild Flowers’), jazz rock (‘Dreams’), acoustic blues with harmonica (‘The Reason Why’), breezy folk/pop (‘Wings Of The Moming’) and slow torch moods (the title track). ‘Brand New Season’ reminds me a little of Parchment.   (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
1-1Nobody Wants To know3:22


1-2Call Me Person4:15
1-3Thinking It Over3:22
1-4Wild Flowers4:49
1-5The Reason Why2:45
1-6Brand New Season3:54
2-1As A Child3:08
2-2Red Balloon2:23
2-3Dreams2:54
2-4Song For Peace4:04
2-5Without Jesus3:25
2-6Wings Of The Morning3:35

 

 

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