July 11, 2000
Red House Records
Folk, Traditional Folk

Album Review

No Closing Chord marks the centennial celebration of the birth of folk songwriter Malvina Reynolds who is known primarily for penning the songs "Little Boxes," a hit for Pete Seeger, and "What Have They Done to the Rain" for the Seekers. Singing 13 of Reynolds's most loved songs is fellow folk legend Rosalie Sorrels. There is a deep connection between these two pioneers. Not only has Sorrels sang the songs of Reynolds for a number of years but she also wrote the liner notes for the Reynolds compilation Ear to the Ground, Topical Songs 1960-1978. Guitarist Nina Gerber took care of the musical end of the tribute, putting together a stellar cast including Bonnie Raitt, Barbara Higbie, Laurie Lewis, Terry Garthwaite, and Will Scarlett.
Al Campbell, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Magic Penny/Visitation
  2. A Little Muscle
  3. What Have They Done to the Rain?
  4. The Money Crop
  5. The Judge Said
  6. No Hole in My Head
  7. From Way up Here
  8. Lost Children Street
  9. Rosie Jane
  10. I Cannot Sleep for Thinking of the Children
  11. On the Rim of the World
  12. This World
  13. No Closing Chord
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