Jonathan Edwards – “Jonathan Edwards”

The Sleeve:
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The Gatefold:
105_5237

The Liner/Sleeve Notes:
None.

Personal Review:
 I don’t know much about Jonathan Edwards – and by much, I mean anything at all, I liked the cover design and how Jonathan looked so I figured what they hey, why don’t I buy it? So, I did.
 Everybody Knows Her” opens the album, and what a way to open the album it is, Jonathan is definitely a good singer, and this is only by listening to the first minute or so of the first track, and I already love Jonathan’s vocals. “Cold Snow” follows next and it’s a pretty good song, nothing overly bad or anything, the vocals Jonathan provides are quite impressive and the musicianship simply rocks. Then comes “Athens County” and it has a really country sound with the banjo and Jonathan gives out some real country sounding vocals, and it instantly becomes a favorite from this album! Then comes “Dusty Morning” and it’s a slower song, but it’s still pretty good – it’s definitely a good track. The song “Emma” follows next, and it seems Jonathan sings about a different woman in each song, never the same girl. It’s kind of weird, but you know, the songs are good, so that is all that matters here, right? The A-Side ends with “Shanty” – which has the line, “We’re gonna lay around the shanty and put a good buzz on.” – and my only response to that is… “JONATHAAAAAN!” – the song is a pretty good one, so hey, it’s pretty chill music. (and yes, the song is about smoking weed.)

 The B-Side opens with “Sunshine” and it’s a pretty solid way to open the B-Side, the musicianship is pretty superb and there are no real complaints here. It’s a great track. “The King” follows next, and well, I thought this song was going to be about Elvis, but it’s not and that is disappointing. Though, I can tell you what is not disappointing, this album is not disappointing. After that comes “Don’t Cry Blue” and it’s actually a really good song, this whole album has been one great song after the next, and I’m head over heels in love with it. “Jesse” comes up next, and well, it’s another song about another woman, but then again, it is a good track, so who am I to complain? All of the songs have been pretty good on this album. So, the song “Sometimes” comes next, and although it’s a slower song, it’s not bad, I actually really enjoyed this album so far. The album closes with “Train of Glory” which has a really country sound to it, and it is quite an impressive way to close the album.

Interesting Facts:
None.

Track Listing:
A1 – Everybody Knows Her
A2 – Cold Snow
A3 – Athens County
A4 – Dusty Morning
A5 – Emma
A6 – Shanty

B1 – Sunshine
B2 – The King
B3 – Don’t Cry Blue
B4 – Jesse
B5 – Sometimes
B6 – Train of Glory

Label:
Atco Records

Catalog Number:
SD 862

Studio Musicians & Other Album Credits:
Vocals, Guitar, Harp & Bass – Jonathan Edwards
Bass & Violin – Stuart Schulman
Keyboard – Jef Labes
Drums – Richard Adelman
Guitar – Eric Lilljequist
Pedal Steel Guitar & Banjo – Bill Keith
Recorded at Intermedia Sound Inc., Boston, Massachusetts
Engineers – Bob Runstein & Mike Leary
Photography – Nancy Lopes
Album Design – Jimm Roberts
Produced by Peter Casperson for North Country Productions, LTD.

Other Albums I Own by Jonathan Edwards:
None.

Released:
1971

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