Show Me A Rainbow (Herald LLR 567) 1969 UK *

 

 

She was the lead singer for the British progressive outfit Narnia who have a much sought after 1p on England’s Myrrh label. Well five years before that she put out this even more elusive folk 1p that’s currently selling for ungodly figures. Gordon Giltrap fans will want this, too, since he donates his acoustic guitar wizardry to several songs. The liner warns this is not just a series of folky-type religious tunes – amen to that! There’s thought, care, and variety put into every tune: breathy torch songs, acoustic blues and jazz, hypnotic and dreamy landscapes, sorrowful ballads, mean folky jamming. Stark arrangements spotlight the acoustic guitar and Pauline’s lovely vocals. On ‘Friday Street’ she’s accompanied solely by jazz clarinet. Closes with a bouncy jam rendition of ‘Amen’ with Out of Darkness drummer Tim Anderson providing the big beat. Primo UK folk off the beaten path. See also EP section. (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).

I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Discogs for the album photos and track list.

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1A Day
1-2Believe
1-3Trouble
1-4Loneliness
1-5Tramp On The Street
1-6Show Me A Rainbow
2-1Satisfied Mind
2-2Friday Street
2-3Jigsaw
2-4The Temptation
2-5Amen

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