Into The Light (RCR 1017S) 1970











Great home-made vibes on this first custom lp from talented Virginia college students performing in a gently flowing electric hippie folk-rock groove. Soft dreamy harmonies with an edge, Elaine Warfel’s voice being particularly lovely. Spooky organ brings a twinge of psych to ‘Lovely America’ and the trippy title cut, the latter with electric guitar work that gives fleeting moments of Wilson McKinley and The Youngbloods. Also some piano backing on several tracks. Melodic ‘60s influences can be found on the delicate folky harpsichord-backed ‘Young Girl’, as well as the lively trumpet-backed pop tune ‘I Got Me’ which includes a few unexpected explosions of manic fuzz guitar. That’s quite a contrast from the quiet acoustic ballad ‘Life’ or their a cappella version of ‘Quiet Place’. Other covers include ‘The First Time’, ‘I Shall Be Released’ and ‘Hymn’. As with bands like The Bridge, I believe the appropriate word here is “charming”. See the entry under The Manifest Destiny for an earlier version of the group. (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).






Rebirth - Into (Bck)






Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.




Song #Song TitleTime
1-1I Shall Be Released
1-3Lovely America
1-4The First Time
1-5Like A Shadow
1-6While I Wasn't Watching
2-1Young Girls
2-3Daily Bread
2-4I Got Me
2-5Quiet Place
2-6Into The Light