Signs Of Change (Rapid RRO1) 1978 UK *
Anyone who’s been collecting Christian music awhile will have noticed that good ’70s progressive rock is an ultra-scarce commodity. The essential lps can be counted on one, maybe two hands. Signs Of Change is most certainly one of them. After The Fire is probably more known for their three excellent UK-released techno-pop/new wave lps and the hit ‘Der Kommissar’, but for their premier custom project the original line-up of Peter Banks (keyboards), Nick Battle (bass), Andy Piercy (guitar), and Ivor Twidell (drum) was hobnobbing with the synth-driven art rock sounds of groups like Yes and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Though Banks’ multi- faceted quirky synthesizer sounds are readily recognized and still the driving force behind their trademark sound, the context is entirely different. Most all the album’s six or so (they meld together) songs extend into the 7-10 minute range with lengthy instrumental breaks. Lyrically it’s more ‘overtly Christian” then their ensuing albums. It’s fairly outstanding stuff, professionally done. (Ken Scott – The Archivist).
Thank you Donald for the Lp covers the CD rear cover photos and the track lists.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|01||Dance of the Marionette||7:02|
|02||Back to the Light||4:31|
|03||Now That I’ve Found||8:12|
|04||Signs of Change||8:06|
|CD Bonus tracks|
|10||Back to the Light (Demo)||5:09|
This album can be purchased at the ATF’s web site.