Blessed Rain - Conscience Of Kings

Sunday 1st October 1995
Blessed Rain - Conscience Of Kings

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 11727-10514
LABEL: Embryo Arts ITSTINKS!001

Reviewed by Tony May

First release on the new label from Embryo Arts, Belgium's version of Plankton Records grassroots emphasis you might say. Labelled 'roots' 'cos this Yorkshire group is strong on lotsa guitar, mandolin, harmonica and stuff, nailed onto a rock solid rhythm section and a powerful vocalist Jean Sands to name names. The band are very powerful on throbbing, beefy tracks such as "Blessed Rain", bit of a sizzler this one, so much good stuff going on in there. "One Foot In Eden" is stark, moody, with sneaky, floating guitar work that digs right into the awareness. Much of the music is arty and decorative, full of twists and shades, always commanding total interest and arousing flights of absorbing creativity in the hearer. Quality's what it's about, eh, listen to the vocalist's controlled emotion of "A Broader Mind", it's a lesson in putting over a song par excellence. Mixture of the band's old and new songs, in all a finely-polished set from an innovative, top quality band.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Angel [Listen]
2. Boots On [Listen]
3. Blessed Rain [Listen]
4. Someone Like You [Listen]
5. One Foot In Eden [Listen]
6. A Broader Mind [Listen]
7. Lilac Fields [Listen]
8. Stories Of Old [Listen]
9. Cross The Line [Listen]
10. Summer Shower [Listen]
11. Rain From The Sky [Listen]
12. Bride Of Lammer Moor [Listen]

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