Cloud – Free To Fly (Dove 16) (1975)

This is the sort of album from which Jonny Trunk would glean one track (I nominate “Search Me”) as part of a good Wimpy Ass 70s English Folk Gospel compilation. In the case of a whole Cloud Lp, no matter how well-played and sung it is or how clever the arrangements are, the lyrics, which are obvious and seem entirely scriptural based, offer little insight into the writers’ interpretation of the Word and staid, a-little-too-pleased-with-themselves performances tender none of the ecstatic release often associated with the best gospel.

Free To Fly caught my eye by dint of its packaging. Good photographs, artfully arranged. Lovely water-colour cover. Lyric insert and more snaps inside. A lot of care went in to the production of this album.

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