Ephraim (Tri-Art no #) 1979



Sharp professional rock/country-rock private from five Minnesota guys. ‘Long Hard Ride’ opens the album with an explosive power chord, followed by sprightly banjo, harmonica and a stinging electric lead, sounding not unlike Poco – but with power. Songs like ‘Closed On Sunday’ and ‘The Lone Ranger’ with their giddy-up melodies would be right at home on side one of Daniel Amos’ Shotgun Angel Not everything here is of the rural persuasion: ‘He Loves Me’ and ‘The River Song’ have more the polished groove of Sweet Comfort Band, whilst the whimsical ‘Round Like A Donut’ rocks to a slow doo-wop melody. ‘Night Life’ funks along with some good jamming lead guitar In fact Daren Hastings’ chops are first-rate throughout Strongest track is the closing ‘Psalm 117’, a splendorous progressive anthem rich with dynamic harmonies and layers of Yes-like synthesizers. Magnificent cover design with colorful Art Deco flair. Excellent record! (Ken Scott – Archivist).


Ephraim - Ephraim (Bck)



A special thank you to Chuck for providing the music.   Thank you Donald for the larger rear cover photo.  Thank you George for the front cover photo.



Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Long Hard Ride3:08
1-2Round Like a Donut4:30
1-3He Loves Me3:20
1-4Closed on Sunday3:08
1-5He's the One4:41
2-1Night Life4:09
2-2The River Song2:58
2-3The Lone Ranger3:13
2-5Psalm 1175:00