Various ‎– Bennelong Session

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Heaven (3) ‎– HRS 2077
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A1 Kristopher The Trip 3:46
A2 Peter Campbell (12) Only The Traces 4:38
A3 Peter Campbell (12) Touching Me, Touching You 3:22
A4 Ian & Sue Smith Giving Is The Receiving 3:47
A5 Ian & Sue Smith Got Something On My Mind 2:39
A6 Ian & Sue Smith Medley 5:45
A7 Ian & Sue Smith Jesus Is The Way 4:13
B1 Ebenezer (6) Sacrifice 7:42
B2 Maranatha (5) Get A Hang On Jesus 4:56
B3 Second Hand Blues I Feel Something 4:02
B4 Second Hand Blues How Does It Feel 9:00

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Bennelong Session
Recorded live at the Sydney Opera House Recording Studio

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November 22, 2017

Top-notch live album featuring six different Australian artists performing before an audience at the Sydney Opera House Recording Studio. The band Kristopher opens the set with a good driving electric classic-rock statement called ‘The Trip’. Acoustic singer/songwriter Peter Campbell follows with ‘Only The Traces’ and the blues-pickin’ ‘Touching Me, Touching You’ (the studio version of the former can also be found on his excellent Of Time And Its Distance lp). The folk-singing duo of Ian and Sue Smith finish out side one with four charming acoustic pieces: ‘Giving Is The Receiving’, ‘Got Something On My Mind’, ‘Medley’ and ‘Jesus Is The Way’. There’s some fun conversation in there as well – all the more endearing because we all know that Australians have the coolest accents on the planet. They have a brilliant studio lp on the same label under the name Smith’s Comfort. Side two belongs solely to the guitar-wielding blues rockers. Ebenezer delivers a raw slow-n-heavy Vatten-like cut called ‘Sacrifice’ that clocks in at 7:42. A group called Maranatha continues with a slow 12-bar blues groove for ‘Get A Hang On Jesus’. Last up is Second Hand Blues, speeding up the tempo and adding some harmonica with ‘I Feel Something’, then closing with a tough hard-rocking nine-minute monster ‘How Does It Feel’ about the invalid healed at the pool of Bethesda. Gate-fold cover with wild splatter design on the front, pics of the bands on the inside. Lyric sheet included as well. Fifty-four minutes of Australia’s finest Jesus music. Some of these artists also appear on the similar Kairos Live! project from the same label. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).