Words You Left Behind (Westwood WRS029) 1974? UK *

 

 

It seems only natural that a talent like that of Jancis Harvey should not be confined solely to the Christian market, hence the understandable transition over to Westwood, now an intensely collected UK folk label. Words You Left Behind ranges from simple relaxed folk to plucky upbeat songs to sofl hypnotic gems with ethereal guitar work and vocals. Usually presented with 1-2 acoustic guitars, plus occasional autoharp from Alec Anness (the only other musician on the album). The album is slim on both Jancis originals and Christian content, but still remains a beautiful acoustic recording. Many of the songs were unfamiliar to me,  traditional English folk tunes arranged by Jancis such as ‘Three Jolly Rogues’, ‘Housewives Lament’, ‘Billy Grimes’, ‘Rooster Song’ and ‘A Week Before Easter’.  Includes a pleasant laid-back rendering of ‘Me And Bobby McGee’.  Also a pair of brisk  instrumentals that showcase Alec’s musical prowess (‘Victory Rag’ and ‘Country Air’).  The title track and ‘Crimson Sunset’ are original songs written by Jancis.       (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).

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

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Words You Left Behind
1-2Three Jolly Rogues
1-3Housewives Lament
1-4Victory Rag
1-5Me And Bobby McGee
1-6Crimson Sunset
2-1Billy Grimes
2-2Golden Apples In The Sun
2-3Country Air
2-4Angeline
2-5Rooster Song
2-6A week Before Easter

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