David Rea ‎– By The Grace Of God

True North Records ‎– TN-8
Vinyl, LP


A1 Tom Green County Fair 2:30
A2 Country Judy-Jane 3:15
A3 Western Plains 3:44
A4 Patteroller Song 1:31
A5 Guitar Man 3:04
B1 Louisiana Bullfrog 2:47
B2 My Time Ain't Long 3:50
B3 Here We Go 3:01
B4 David And Goliath 9:05



By The Grace Of God was recorded at The Record Plant in New York City from May 2 to May 28 1971, except for "David and Goliath" which was recorded at the Fillmore East in New York City on December 30, 1970.


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July 15, 2012
By the Grace of God, David's second solo album, was released in 1971. The second album which resulted from his partnership with Felix Pappalardi, it featured members of Pappalardi's band Mountain, with the Young Rascals, Kenny Buttry, Vassar Clements, Tommy Jackson and Norbert Putnam.

“David Rea Has Made His Greatest Marks As A Session Player And Songwriter. Moving To Toronto, At The Age Of Seventeen, Rea Performed And Recorded With Such Canadian Artists As Gordon Lightfoot, Jesse Winchester And Ian & Sylvia, Who Covered His Tunes, "Pilgrimage To Paradise" And "The Minstrel." In Addition, Rea Contributed His Distinctive Fingerstyle Guitar Playing To Recordings By Buffy Sainte-Marie, Tom Rush, Judy Collins, Ramblin' Jack Elliott And Doug Kershaw. Encouraged By Joni Mitchell And Neil Young To Write His Own Songs, Rea Reached His Peak When Leslie West And Felix Pappalardi's Hard-Rock Band, Mountain, Recorded Three Songs — "Mississippi Queen," "For Yasgur's Farm," And "Flowers Of Evil" — That He Co-Wrote With Pappalardi. Rea's Debut Solo Album, Maverick Child, Released In 1969 And Produced By Pappalardi, Marked Him As A Promising Folk-Pop Performer. Shortly After Recording His Second Solo Album, By The Grace Of God, Rea Was Invited To Replace Richard Thompson In British Folk-Rock Band, Fairport Convention. The Experience, However, Failed To Be Successful And Rea Left The Group After Two Months And Returned To Canada.” – Craig Harris, All Music Guide.