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Tong, Diane - Land of the Living

Format: LP
Label: New Born Records NB 7021
Year: 1980
Genre: folk, xian
Keyword:  jesus
Value of Original Title: $40.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: Spiritual, 1980's


Side 1

Track Name
In The Land Of The Living
I've Seen You Smile
The Lilies
How Lovely
Dear Brother

Side 2

Track Name
Too Long
Heart Beat of the Lord
Jesus is the Lover
Morning Star


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Tong, Diane - Land of the Living

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Land of the Living


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Another lady with a striking voice and a natural relaxed contemplative folk style. Diane’s 6 and 12-string acoustic guitars (and occasional banjo) mingle with flute, autoharp, violin, electric piano and layered harmonies. Standout tracks for this listener are ‘Heartbeat Of The Lord’ (with beautiful flute work and psychy sitar-like effects) and the dreamy ‘Morningstar’. ‘Faith’ is a stirring ballad effectively backed by flute and gentle phased electric guitar. Pedal steel brings a soft pastoral edge to tracks like the title song, ‘Too Long’, ‘Jesus Is The Lover’ and ‘I’ve Seen Your Smile’. Sometimes leaves impressions of early Judy Collins or Honeytree. Mike Deasy appears on additional guitar and bass. Members of Mountain Angel Band also assist. Perfect for those lean back, close your eyes and soak it in occasions.
-Ken Scott


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