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ACTIVE IN THE PARISH
THE FOLK CORPORATION TFCCD 999
(Released November 1995)
MILLENNIUM SONG / ACTIVE IN THE PARISH / THE HUMAN HEART / EVERYBODY'S TALKING 'BOUT FM / WHO'S THAT? - THE SUMMER OF LOVE / TRACE ELEMENTS / GIRLS PLAY HOCKEY / SOLID GONE / WASTED / THE WILLY WALDEGRAVE STORY / STATE OF THE NATION / A MODEST PROPOSAL
Q Magazine March 1997
Albums Of The Year
David Hughes, who hit the nail most exquisitely on the head with Active In The Parish, recorded with only acoustic guitar, Gerry Conway on drums, and backing vocalist Jacqui McShee - dry as tinder, more observant than Jodrell Bank and featuring some of the year's most memorable guitar playing.
Folk Roots March 1996
A sharply rhythmic guitar picker, accompanied by Gerry Conway on percussion and occasionally by Jacqui McShee on vocals, he half sings, half speaks a stream of intelligent, well observed and witty lyrics. That rare thing, a singer-songwriter without a trace of meandering self-absorption or lecturing.