The Resting Place (Dove 62, 1978)
Cloud was the large (>10) British folk group whose main claim to fame was its ethereal praise and worship music. The Resting Place continues in that tradition, up to Cloud’s excellent tradition of musicianship and composition as well. Cloud was connected with the famous Anglican church Holy Trinity Brompton in London, better known for Nicky Gumbel and his Alpha course.
This album continues in a similar vein as their earlier works; however, like Achor’s later productions, Cloud shows signs of drifting off from what made them unique and beautiful to start with to a more middle of the road/pop sound. Nevertheless The Resting Place is an nice addition to their discography.
About this post
I originally became aware of this album via this comment on my Music Pages page. The album was up on the ýlowek scavel-cronek blog until it ran into trouble earlier this year, and the YouTube “video” comes from their digitisation. It’s one of their earlier efforts and isn’t the best quality, but I am grateful to them for it.
- Guitars–Weena James (12 and 6 string,) Sarah Dulley (6 string,) Philip Lawson (12 string,) John Spuring (bass)
- Flute–Toby Littlewood
- Clarinet and Recorder–Kristin McLaughlin
- Violins–Fiona Morgan-Williams, Christine Alford
- Piano and Electric Piano–Cara Ruttle
- Drums–Peter Thompson
- Vocals–Christine Alford, Alan Bell, Sarah Dulley, Julia Grant, Weena James, Moyne Lawson-Johnston, Philip Lawson-Johnston, Toby Littlewood, Kristin McLaughlin, Fiona Morgan-Williams, Chris Pemberton, Cara Ruttle, Richard Scott, Penny Somerville, James To
The individual songs:
- A1 The Resting Place
- A2 As The Sun Is High
- A3 That’s All I Need To Know
- A4 Jesus Alive!
- A5 All I Know Is Jesus
- A6 You Have Not Because You Don’t Ask
- A7 Psalm 63
- B1 His Love Has Found A Home In Me
- B2 To Rest In His Love
- B3 Perfect Love
- B4 In The Shelter Of His Wings
- B5 Praise Alleluia!
- B6 We Love You Lord