The Song Still Carries On (EM LPS 1904) 1979
A respectable album that finds Ed trying out more rock material than in the past. The opening ‘The Wind’ is a good example with its solemn prog-edged jazz-rock groove and use of electric guitar and synthesizer. ‘Cause For Celebration’ is an fun one that shifts between gritty Barry McGuire boogie rock (with heavy guitar riff) and doo-woppy bobby-socks segments. More jazz angles can be found within the smooth ‘You Are A Doctor?’ and the funk-grooved ‘Elijah’. Pleasant melodic soft-rock moods can be found in ‘Summer Rain’, ‘The Nine Questions (Plus Two)’ and ‘Irma’, the latter with nice Keaggy-like volume pedal. Also some ballads highlighting either acoustic guitar or piano. Best of the Ed albums I’d say. (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).
Thank you Donald for the better cover photos.
1-3.cause for celebration
1-5.three in one
2-4.you are a doctor
2-5.the nine questions-plus two