Redeem The Time (New Born NB 7032) 1980? Canada *

 

 

Though one of the mellower New Born entries, there’s something about Homespun’s melodies and arrangements that places them beyond standard radio ccm. Their dreamy light-to-easy rock sound is served over a bed of sax-seasoned soft jazz, garnished with melodic pop sentiment and moving string orchestration. A good reference point might be the airy lilting style of Oden Fong and Mustard Seed Faith. The main man here appears to be Paul Wylie, lead vocalist and composer of all the material. A few memorable electric guitar leads help to bring some emotive crescendos to the tunes. May not immediately connect on first listen, but definite grower appeal I think. Attractive burgundy cover with shiny gold embossed design and lettering. (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).

I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Ken for the front cover photo. Thank you Discogs for the label and rear cover photos and track list.

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Redeem The Time 3:30
1-2Forgive Them 4:30
1-3Tomorrow 3:00
1-4Homespun 2:45
1-5A Taste of Heavens 4:30
2-1James Three 4:15
2-2Treasures 3:20
2-3All We Planned To Be 5:20
2-4There Is A Rock 3:50

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