Release code: ODI180691
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Release Info: Chris, Chris & Lee (1970)
This nice and gentle folk album with some christian vibes was self released by Chris Dunn, Chris Smith and Lee Paul. The instrumentation is exclusively accoustic, no percussion, just guitar, bass and at times banjo and piano. Side 1 contains original material with the strong opener followed by "Thank You", an upbeat number with successful vocal harmonies. The other highlight is the delicate "Wish You Were Here" that nearly touches the Simon & Garfunkel territory (Thankfully they get a grip on themselves and instead of a corny result it turned out as a laid-back melancholic number). The flip side consists throughout of covers. Noteworthy is their version of CSN's "Helplessly Hoping" and Tim Hardin's "If I Were A Carpenter". I can't think what came over these guys for doing "This Guy's In Love With You" but this is one of the few lowpoints. On balance not a record to freak you out but something special for a pleasant evening.
Tracklist: - Flying Bird - Thank You - The Pink Song - Wish You Were Here - Once - Helplessly Hoping - Lalena - If I Were A Carpenter - California Dreamin' - This Guy's In Love With You - Samson Personnel: Chris Dunn Chris Smith Lee Paul [Reid Lancaster (bs)] Band origin: US
Discographie: Albums: 1. Chris, Chris & Lee (CC & L Records) 1970