Star Wars Of Darkness And Light (Grapevine 119) 1978 UK *
Certainly one of the more intriguingly titled albums on this UK label, with some fairly commendable music to match. The opening title track utilizes a Star Wars analogy to describe spiritual warfare (note how the lead synthesizer melody is obviously derived from the film’s theme song). That song builds up some decent mid-rocking energy, as does the following track ‘Darkness And Light’. ‘Good Friday (All Over Again)’ slinks along with electric guitar and a hint of Elvis, while ‘Carousel’ toys around with waltz time. The rest of the album settles in folky pop, folk-rock, light rock, acoustic ballads and MOR. One gets the impression of an adult pop/contemporary kind of guy trying out more adventurous waters, but it’s still a respectable record overall, in the same general bag as guys like Aleksander John and Kevin Gould. The space-themed cover design is pretty cool. Produced by Sue McClellan and Pete Yates-Round of Parchment, with assistance from John Daniels (keyboards) and Mo Witham (acoustic and electric guitars). (Ken Scott – The Archivist).
Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||Starwars Of Darkness And Light||4:48|
|1-2||Darkness And Light 2:46||2:46|
|1-3||The Fig Tree||3:13|
|1-4||Good Friday (All Over Again)||3:20|
|1-5||Just Wanna Tell You||3:20|
|2-1||If Jesus Came Today||2:55|
|2-3||Sit Still Christian||2:23|
|2-4||This Is God||3:23|
|2-5||The Greatest Thing||2:59|
|2-6||It Is Finished||4:15|