Clouds, Tears & Mountains (Ark 61925) 1977



Same Ark label as all those Jeff Johnson albums, so you know that’s a good sign. Indeed no disappointments here as this is intelligent jazzy poprock with some savory guitar leads, innovative keyboards and a peppy brass section, not to mention catchy songwriting. Some moody tracks as well with Johnson-esque “new-age” acoustic guitar and synth interplay. Johnson does make a couple keyboard and background vocal appearances, but this is clearly Hybl’s album all the way, often handling multiple instruments on a single track. Also dabbles in pure acoustic (‘So I Prayed’), hard rock (‘Have You Ever Seen?’) and classical folk (‘If I Could Hold That Moment’). Includes a lyric insert with guitar chords. Good stuff!   (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).




01. Watchin’ over me
02. Little one
03. Then and now
04. My friend
05. Fire in your heart
06. Lord I want you in my life
07. Walkin’ up the line
08. So I prayed
09. Have you ever seen
10. If I could hold that moment


I also added the front cover for LOS BAU-HAL-TE album Misa A Go Go today.   diakoneo