Adam Again (Myrrh MSA-6576) 1976
Fine follow-up retains a professional sound despite the lack of mainstream label attention this time. The progressive influence is still present but not quite as apparent. Instrumental solo excursions can be found on the lengthy prog-edged selections ‘Alive And Well’ (sung first-person from the perspective of Satan) and ‘Here He Comes’, the latter recounting the return of Christ “through the smog” – both songs are part of side two’s ‘Telos Suite’. Not quite the ‘70s FM radio sound, but not really top-40 pop-rock either. Omartian’s unique jazz-influenced keyboard-driven rock finds a nice middle ground on cuts like ‘Ain’t You Glad’, ‘Annie The Poet’, ‘No Matter What Shape You’re In’ and the ballads ‘See This House’ and ‘Adam Again’. Tastefully orchestrated with strings and horns at times and there’s even a catchy dated disco tune called ‘Whatchersign’, a humorous knock on astrology. Guitar whiz Larry Carlton graces a couple cuts. (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).
In my opinion these two albums are must have albums.
Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo and the track list.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|01||Ain’t You Glad||2:54|
|02||No Matter What Shape You’re In||2:57|
|03||See This House||3:57|
|05||Annie The Poet||3:59|
|06||Telos Suite – Prelude||1:31|
|07||Telos Suite – Alive And Well||4:46|
|08||Telos Suite – Adam Again||4:59|
|09||Telos Suite – Here He Comes||6:01|