38 inspirational songs from former Electric Light Orchestra guitarist Dave Scott-Morgan's. The tracks cover work from the first Christian song after his born-again experience - Outside Jerusalem to more current work like Wall to Wall about Dave's understanding of the vastness of God's kindness. See write ups on individual albums for further details.
4 digital albums digital
30 years of inspiration in one download
Angel Light Digital
Digital Download of Christmas themed Songs
Angel Light' was the vision of Luis Miguel Alcala to release an album of Christmas songs including 'Bethlehem Town' and 'Christmas Bells' (previously released on vinyl and cassette only), along with 'The Christmas Story', a song I had performed live for some years without it ever finding a home on CD. The album began to crystallise in spring-summer of 2002 as new songs came on stream - 'Anointing', 'You Better Believe it', the chorus 'Blessed is He', and lastly, the title track 'Angel Light.' Oh - many thanks to Clifford and Charis, who popped in one day and provided the Spanish, Hebrew, French, and Italian translation for 'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.' ..... Yes, be blessed. Dave
CALL digital album
16 inspirational tracks on digital
A compilation of 16 Christian songs first released in 1997, some previously issued on the ALL GOD'S BLESSINGS and MY PRAYER cassettes. Most were recorded on an 8 Track, the exceptions are This is the Day - this was originally a TANDY MORGAN track (the B side of the Berlin single) specially re-edited for CALL, and God's Good Time - produced by JEFF LYNNE at his 24 track home studio with bluesy keyboard by RICHARD TANDY. Six tracks were recorded or mixed at COLIN OWEN's studio in Malvern:- CALL, Oh my Lord, The Jeremiah Tree, All for Love, Rise and Stand, The Stains of Yesterday.
Long Way Home digital album
12 songs from Dave circa 2000
It was about time to do a new album. New songs were floating in the ether but they needed a lift... One arrived in the form of a generous friend, who made a gift to me of a digital recorder (thank you ***). So Long Way Home was birthed... I spent long hours closeted in the front room, slaving over a hot Roland sequencer; Mandy chipped in often with singing and tea while Mark Jago donated his guitar playing plus keyboards. We had a gig to do in Canada, and so the first cut - called Step One, was rush-released in March in time for that. Finally, here it is - the release of Long Way Home Step Two, with one completely new track, 'Job 23', plus a re-working of four other tracks, all featuring guitar-work by Tony Kelsey.
Wall to Wall digital album
Album - digital download
Wall to Wall is an album of songs extolling the goodness of God.
Aside from his assured place in 'Brum Beat' folklore and a successful songwriting career (including, of course, a stint with Jeff Lynne and ELO betwixt "Time" and "Balance Of Power") and when he's teaching folks to fly "On A Plane", Dave Scott-Morgan is first and foremost a pastor, teacher and evangelist. One of the thrills of running elobeatlesforever (elobf) is that Yours Truly KJS sometimes gets to listen to the odd advance release and publish my thoughts and opinions on those recordings. So when a copy of Dave's album of Christian themed songs arrived literally in a "Letter From Spain" recently, courtesy of my good friend Luis Miguel Alcalá Ortiz, my interest was indeed piqued.
"Wall To Wall" is a nine track sampler with a strong Gospel message underpinned by some truly inspired songs. With hints of ELO (naturally) throughout alongside the familiar rasping voice of DSM as well as some catchy guitar riffs and lush keyboard and vocal arrangements, listening to "Wall To Wall" with its witty yet challenging lyrics (particularly if you are of a Judeo-Christian disposition) is also a hugely enjoyable musical experience at the same time.
"... an album that has had heart, soul and life experience poured into it."
Reassuring ELOesque opener "It's Alright" instantly grabs your attention followed by a musical interpretation of "Numbers 23" with a smooth bluegrass intro and, at times, with a Chris Rea feel to it reminding the listener of the validity of God's promises. "Jabez" (a renowned character whose heartfelt prayer is found in I Chronicles chapter 4) is also given a musical outing next replete with its a cappella interludes. "No One Else" is a guitar driven laced testimonial rocker followed in the same vein by the more sedate title track proclaiming the goodness of God. The classy acoustic take on the familiar "Abide With Me" also impresses as does "The Jeremiah Tree" (both have a definite Dylan feel to them). "Matthew 24" tackles the subject of the Second Coming as cited in The Olivet Discourse and is carried by more folksy-bluesy guitar riffs, being a Christian call to arms for what the Bible terms the Last Days before the dreamy "All True Love" looks forward to the eternal state. This is an album that should appeal to those who enjoy the musical outpourings of both ELO, Dave Scott-Morgan and Morganisation - whatever their current worldview happens to be. "Wall To Wall" sounds and feels like an album that has had heart, soul and life experience poured into it. (10/10)