Monday, February 14, 2022

Lesley Duncan - Earth Mother (1972 uk, woderful folk soft rock, 2001 remaster)

Lesley Duncan (12 August 1943) was one of England's top session vocalists, Lesley Duncan sang on recordings by Elton John, the Dave Clark Five, Pink Floyd, the Alan Parsons Project, Michael Chapman, and Joyce Everson and the soundtrack of Jesus Christ Superstar. Her songs have been covered by Elton John, Olivia Newton-John, and Long John Baldry. 

While her vocals and songwriting brought her respect from the British music press, Duncan was unable to break through as a soloist. Dropped by MCA in 1976 due to poor album sales, she continued to work with producer Tony Cox as a singles artist until 1986. Her last album vocal appearances came in 1979 with "If I Could Change Your Mind" on the Alan Parsons Project album Eve and in 1980 with "Hold on to Love" from the album Exiled by the Bob Mitchell/Steve Coe Mysteries. Duncan's early albums, Sing Children Sing and Earth Mother, were released on CD in the early 2000s. During her latter years Duncan continued to perform with Jimmy Horowitz on keyboards and Chris Spedding on guitar. She died from cerebrovascular disease at age 66 on March 12, 2010, on the Isle of Mull in Scotland. 
by Craig Harris
1. Times - 4:00
2. Queen To Your King - 3:50
3. Love Will Never Lose You - 3:02
4. Thunder - 3:39
5. God Is Real (In My Soul) (Traditional) - 3:29
6. Fortieth Floor - 4:42
7. Old Friends (Jimmy Horowitz, Lesley Duncan) - 4:35
8. Sorry Living - 3:59
9. If It's All The Same To You (Andy Bown) - 3:27
10.Earth Mother (Jimmy Horowitz, Lesley Duncan) - 6:47
11.By And Bye (Jimmy Horowitz, Lesley Duncan) - 2:17
All songs by Lesley Duncan except where indicated

*Lesley Duncan - Guitars, Mandolin, Vocals
*Andy Brown - Bass, Acoustic Guitar 
*Barry DeSouza - Drums, Percussion
*Jimmy Horowitz - Organ, Piano, Flute
*Jack Rothstein - Strings, String Section Leader
*Chris Spedding - Guitar