Nutshell – Flyaway – 1977

This was the second album from the trio Nutshell. Surprisingly it was also the last for 2 members of the trio. Heather Barlow and Pam Thiele left to be replaced by Paul for the next album. As such the band is really kind of Paul Field and guests. Paul went on by the way to have a successful solo career after the latter on in the 80’s. This album has a strong Jesus music feel on the more easy listening side. It was a fairly popular album at the time.

Tracklist
1 – Walking Into The Wind – 3:45
2 – Sara – 4:30
3 – Moonlight – 2:37
4 – Conversation Pieces – 4:27
5 – Flyaway – 4:08
6 – Feel Like A River – 5:10
7 – Safe And Sound – 2:38
8 – For Each Other – 4:57
9 – Bedsitter / Sometimes – 7:55

Credits
Arranged By [Strings Arranged By] – Rod Edwards, Roger Hand
Bass – John G Perry
Concept By [Cover] – Paul Field, Rob Kelland
Design, Illustration – Rob Kelland
Drums – Mike Giles
Engineer – Dave Harris
Engineer [Re-Mix Engineer] – Roger Wake
Lacquer Cut By – BilBo
Mastered By – Denis Blackham
Percussion – Tony Carr
Photography By – David Redfern
Piano, Electric Piano, Clavinet, Synthesizer – Rod Edwards
Producer – Jon Miller, Rod Edwards, Roger Hand
Vocals – Heather Barlow
Vocals, Autoharp – Pam Thiele
Vocals, Guitar, Piano – Paul Field
Written-By, Composed By – Paul Field

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Word
Copyright (c) – Word
Copyright (c) – Word Music (UK)
Printed By – Robert Stace & Co. Ltd.
Recorded At – Sound Associates Studio
Recorded At – Morgan Studios
Mastered At – Master Room
Lacquer Cut At – Master Room
Pressed By – CBS Pressing Plant, Aston Clinton

Nutshell – Believe It Or Not – 1979

This was the final of 4 albums from Nutshell though a Best of compilation was released in 1981. Ken Scott (Archivist: Vintage Vinyl Jesus Music) described the band as “at their best, as an English version of the American Christian folk group 2nd Chapter of Acts”. I find that a little condescending (though I don’t know if it was meant to be) as the band had some real talent. The album has that late 70’s Jesus music feel and on a couple of tracks I can feel a bit of soul. There is some really good guitar work especially on “Thief In The Night”. This is not a Rock & Roll album and would be classified as Easy Listening but I think it’s pretty good. After this album the band changed their name to ” Network 3″ and released a couple 7″ singles. Several members of the band went on to have successful solo careers and Paul Field in particular also had a successful songwriting career including many songs for Cliff Richard.

Tracklist
1 – Better Take Another Look – 3:41
2 – Empty Page – 5:06
3 – Looking For Love – 3:25
4 – Goin’ Nowhere – 3:53
5 – Redeemed – 3:43
6 – First Stone – 3:25
7 – Night Flight – 4:18
8 – Without Love – 3:32
9 – Hard To Say Goodnight – 3:49
10 – Thief In The Night – 3:55

Credits
Arranged By [Brass Arrangements] – Chris Mercer
Bass – John Gustafson
Brass – Gonzales Brass
Design, Art Direction – Tony Neeves
Drums – Mike Giles*
Electric Guitar – Dave (Diesel) Martin, Kevin Peek Engineer – Roger T. Wake
Percussion – Morris Pert
Photography By – Dawson Strange
Piano, Keyboards – Rod Edwards
Producer, Arranged By – Jon Miller (4), Rod Edwards, Roger Hand
Vocals – Annie McCaig
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano – Paul Field
Vocals, Arranged By [Vocal Arrangements] – Mo McCafferty

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Word (Uk) Ltd.
Copyright (c) – Word (Uk) Ltd.
Copyright (c) – Word Music (UK)
Printed By – Garrod & Lofthouse
Recorded At – Redan Recorders
Pressed By – CBS Pressing Plant, Aston Clinton