May 18, 2017

Mystery Maker - S/T (1977)


Genre: Jesus Music Era
Password: 2017

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  1. KJ, thanks a lot for posting this LP.

    Here's a text file for it.

    MYSTERY MAKER - S/T (1977) (Caves UHC 3) UK

    Superior moody prog-laced British folk outfit masterminded by Society Of Jesus members Tom McGuiness and Jim Crampsey. Often similar to the
    dreamy ballad style of groups like 11:59 and Cloud while also revealing a gentle folkrock edge not unlike Water Into Wine Band. Very peaceful,
    hushed, somewhat melancholy tone, surreal and motionless at times.
    Some achingly beautiful melodies aglow with fragile atmospheric male/female harmonies. Plenty of electric guitar with some excellent soloing,
    even some fuzz on the title track and ‘The Road To Emmaus’ where it crescendos to one of the albums heavier moments. I especially liked the Jerry Garcia-ish lead guitar on the magical ‘Giver Of Life’. Other titles include ‘Ask The Father’, ‘Light’, ‘Bidding Prayers’, ‘The Best Gift’, ‘Holy
    One’, ‘Lamb Of God’, ‘Communion Song’, ‘We Thank You Father’, ‘Blind Man’, and ‘Pentecost’. Being a private press from England it understandably goes for some fairly big bucks. Comes with a booklet that includes lyrics, chords and commentary on each of the songs. See also Beyond An Empty Dream. (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).

    Songs by Tom McGuinness SJ, Jim Crampsey SJ

    1 Ask The Father 4:38
    2 Light 2:05
    3 Bidding Prayers 4:32
    4 The Best Gift 2:58
    5 Holy One 1:49
    6 Lamb Of God 1:11
    7 Communion Song 4:30
    8 We Thank You Father 3:01
    9 Giver Of Life 5:03
    10 Blind Man 4:32
    11 Mystery Maker 4:32
    12 Pentecost 3:30
    13 The Road To Emmaus 6:38

    Vocals: Tom McGuinness, Jim Crampsey, Joan Evans
    Acoustic Guitars: Richard Wright, Jim Cullen, Tom McGuinness
    Electric Guitars: Richard Wright, Alex McGuinness
    Bass - Ken Heggie
    Drums - David Adams

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