Reach For The Light (Herald HR-5166) 1975
The Herald label always seems to be championing MOR guys in leisure suits, so it’s nice to see an exception like the semi-long-haired male foursome Manna. Though somewhat amateurish especially in the vocals, Reach For The Light does offer some pleasant moments of more-or-less unadulterated rural/country light rock. Ten original songs, a handful with light orchestration. Stand-outs include the novelty ‘Transcendental Meditation’ and the Way-like ‘I’m Being Guided’ which contains a fairly decent electric guitar lead. Closes with a personal challenge from manager Jim Hile. (Ken Scott – The Archivist).
A special thank you to Chuck for providing the music.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||New Morning Son||2:53|
|1-2||Love that Never Fades Away||3:50|
|1-4||Song of Life||3:39|
|1-5||She was America||3:56|
|2-1||Reach for the Light||3:00|
|2-3||The Warmth of your Eyes||3:38|
|2-4||Show Yourself in Me||3:55|
|2-5||I'm Being Guided||2:53|
|2-6||A Personal Challenge||1:20|