Monday, April 18, 2016

Foley & Kavanaugh - Ways To Get Through (1973)




Known more for being the mastermind behind the group St. Louis Jesuits, John Foley and fellow member John Kavanaugh have a crafted a beautiful double album of moody folk music unequaled in the Christian market.  While Foley’s other projects have been more praise-oriented, here the approach is not so much Jesus music (though the Savior’s name appears 2 or 3 times), but rather observations about life, people, and relationships written from a Christian perspective.  Most of the album is just an acoustic guitar and the two singers as on ‘Peas, Carrots, & Cabbages’, a 13-minute parable expanding on the lilies-of-the-field principles in Matthew 6.  A couple of the songs on the second disk get some heavy electric fuzz guitar.  Both gents share in the songwriting which leans toward the poetic – call it thinking-man’s folk.     (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

Foley and Kavanaugh - The Colors You Bring (1973)


Tracks:
01. Records, Piano And Guitar
02. It Is Good
03. Tastes Of Your Life
04. All Undone
05. You Are Far Away
06. Take My Ring
07. The Colors You Bring
08. Throw Me A Line
09. Let Me Not Say
10. Peas, Carrots And Cabbage
11. Save Them
12. The Promises Of Home
13. Clyde
14. Wind
15. Listen To The Angels
16. Lydia Moore
17. The Silo
18. Barbarie
19. Rainin’ Days
20. The Summer Will Rise
21. Evening Sunrise
22. How Can I Keep From Singing


Enjoy

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is also very nice, again thanks for sharing these nice gems.

wcpaeb said...

Thanks for sharing this rare Xian folk double LP.

wcpaeb said...

Unfortunately track 20 The Summer Will Rise is missing.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU FOR THIS LOVELY ALBUM
IS TO POSSIBLE TO DO TRACK 20, THE SUMMER WILL RISE

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