Mourning To Dancing (Music AD 1001) 1979
The sound craftsmanship was boosted significantly on Mourning To Dancing, an enjoyable custom blend of rock, pop, jazz and ballads. Ward’s keyboards are balanced with some nice guitar leads, bringing solid rock edges to tracks like ‘Highway’ and the jaunty ‘Holy Observer’. Cuts like the smooth jazz-grooved ‘Who Can Separate Us’ show Ward adding electric piano to his sound. Gets pretty funky on ‘Precious Is Your Mercy’. Closes with an updated version of ‘So His Honor’ from his first lp. Effective use of strings and brass on a few songs. Produced by fellow keyboardist Stephen Alexandersen. The original pressing has a cover photo of Ward with a mime. Later picked up by the Lamb & Lion label in a different cover, though from what I’ve read that version was re-mixed to have more of a “pop” edge. (Ken Scott – The Archivist).
Thank you George for the front and rear Music cover photos. Thank you Donald for the other Cover and album covers.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-2||Hold Up My Hands||3:35|
|1-3||Who Can Separate Us||2:43|
|1-4||Mourning To Dancing||3:32|
|1-5||Late At Night Again||2:36|
|2-2||Gotta Get Home||3:45|
|2-3||Precious Is Your Mercy||4:10|
|2-4||So His Honor||4:18|
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