Saturday, April 14, 2007

Conjerti, Morreale & Dibley - Earth Free (1972)



Recently discovered Christian hippie 1970s folkrock LP with a nice, loose vibe. Sound is typical for the style, rooted in a melodic CSNY sensibility, recalling Stills' melancholic moves in particular. I also catch an Eastcoasty "Big Pink" vibe here and there. Opening track is deceptively soft and poppy, after which the LP gradually increases its depth, ending up with some truly great numbers that rate alongside the best of the genre. Overall this is less SF jammy than Wilson McKinley or Last Call Of Shiloh, yet it clearly has a more personal, earthy vibe than things such as Harvest Flight or Chenaniah. Vocals are not remarkable but fit the overall reflective mood well, while the band plays loose (sometimes very loose) and laidback, with a bass unusually high in the mix for added groove. Comparisons made to Kansas City Jammers are useful, if you imagine this LP as the dark mirror image of the upbeat KCJ. There was also a 45 from the band. [PL] (lysergia_2.tripod.com/AcidArchives/lamaArchiveE.htm)

Vinyl rip from the 1972 original LP. It's also been reissued on CD.

1 Water To Wine
2 I Needed To Be In Love
3 I Wonder If She Noticed Me
4 Remember Our Love
5 I've Been There For A Long Time
6 Fugue From Lowertown
7 Race Of The Sun
8 She Won't Be With Me Tomorrow
9 Little Girl
10 I Lost My Love
11 Earth Free

Conjerti, Morreale & Dibley - Earth Free (1972)

7 comments :

Anonymous said...

GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!
THANK YOU,
Evan-Joe-List

Rhäyader & Müsika said...

Hi.!

I have Yellow Autumn - Children Of The Mist (1977)

I Adeed to my links , can you do the same ?

Cheers from chile.

Golden Dawn said...

This is really nice! Thank you for posting it.

diakoneo said...

Thanks for this post.

72custom said...

Hi, is it possible to repost this gem?

Sam Conjerti said...

It's nice to know this LP is still being listened to today. Thanks for keeping it alive,

Sam Conjerti
(Conjerti, Morreale & Dibley)

www.hellobuffalo.com/Music/SamConjerti.Cfm

Myke said...

Dunno if this was pointed out to you by someone else or not, but the Kansas City Jammers mentioned your post in an interview on APM's "The Story" radio program today. www.thestory.org