The Trip To Bountiful (When The Rain Comes)

I don’t know a lot about this song. The Trip To Bountiful (When The Rain Comes) is an album track from The Adventures’ 1988 debut album The Sea Of Love and since I first heard it I’ve loved it, and it has one of the best modulations in any song I know, going from the dominant E major chord of a steady A major down into the dominant C# major, resolving into F# major for the rest of the song.

As far as the meaning of the song goes I’m not quite sure. There was a 1985 film of the same name, but as far as I can tell there isn’t necessarily a link between the two. Please let me know if you know any more about this song or film!

If it’s your first time on the site, find out why I’m playing a tune a day here or see all of my November songs.