Fred Field And Friends (Maranatha HS-031) 1976



One of umpteen country-influenced efforts on the Maranatha label. Fred plays guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and piano, joined by Maranatha stand-bys Jay Truax, John Mehler, Al Perkins, Erick Nelson and others. Less Eagles-ish than other albums on the label, with occasional pickin’ and grinnin’ (‘The Last Train To Heaven’ and ‘Country Life’), plus some slow stuff with steel guitar (‘Suffer The Little Ones’, ‘Home’). Saxophone tones down the rural edge on a couple tracks – in fact several of the songs have a light rock or MOR sound without any real country vibes. Two of the titles were originally written for films: ‘He Lives’ for My Witnesses and ‘Country Life” for Five Summer Stories. (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).

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


Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Warm Away The Coldest Night3:05
1-2The Last Train To Heaven2:50
1-4Building A House2:50
1-5He Lives3:17
2-1Good Old California4:01
2-2Suffer The Little Ones3:25
2-3Country Life1:54
2-4That Morning1:55