Various – Guat-A-Gig Live

  • Release date: 1996-08-26
  • Label: Plankton
  • Catalog #: PCDN 149

Track Previews

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    Fly To The Sun Eve & The Garden Click to preview

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    Did Anyone Notice? - Fresh Claim Click to preview

Track Listing

1. Welcome Greg Nash
2. Broken Man Fresh Claim
3. Magnum Mysterium Eve & The Garden
4. Did Anyone Notice? Boyz From The Manor
5. Half My Life Fresh Claim
6. Sanctuary Eve& The Garden
7. Fly To The Sun Eve & The Garden

8. My Pal Billy Marchant
9. Did Anyone Notice? Fresh Claim
10. Slow Burning Candle Fresh Claim
11. Casa Alianza Suite Introduction Marc Catley
12. Casa Alianza Suite 1: Streetkid Jam Paley’s Watch
13. Casa Alianza Suite 2: Lost Childhood Paley’s Watch
14. Casa Alianza Suite 3: Lament Paleys Watch

Album Description

A concert of Christian compassion. Greg Nash, the then bass player with Fresh Claim heard a seminar at the Greenbelt Festival featuring Bruce Harris and the Casa Alianza organisation that worked with street children in Guatemala. Greg was so moved that he wrote a song Did Anyone Notice? and set up an appeal to raise £10,000 called Guatemala 10,000. Through concerts, sponsored church youth group events and sales of this album the appeal target was reached but all profits from sales of this CD continue to go to Casa Alianza. Cassette version of this album also available by mail order.

Album Reviews

A Live-Aid on a shoestring album inspired by Greg Nash, bassist with Fresh Claim, and his church’s drive to raise £10,000 and 10,000 signatures of protest and compassion for Casa Alianza, the charity which works with street children in Guatemala and Honduras. Recorded live and raw in front of a 200 plus crowd the album features contributions from a variety of quality British Christian acts. There are four Fresh Claim tracks, including “Did Anyone Notice”, a song which Greg wrote especially for the event, and three contributions from Celtic influenced roots-cum-prog-rockers Eve And The Garden. Marc Catley’s Paley’s Watch also played on the night and their contribution to the album comes in studio form, necessary because of the multi-instrumental roles of the band’s members. They wrote a suite of three songs especially for the event, called appropriately the “Casa Alianza Suite”. Okay, this album’s not gonna win a Grammy for best production, it’s a bit rough in places, a genuine live experience. Frankly, this sort of direct action is surely one of the main areas that Christian musicians need to be active in, and despite the no frills approach the album contains some fine rock’n’roll – Cross Rhythms