Be Ready (Chrism R-7808) 1978
Be Ready ﬁnds Hope Of Glory at their most soulful, delivering polished brassy swinging grooves that give Sweet Comfort Band some serious competition. Good r&b dance-ﬂoor energy and guitar riffs are unleashed within slick disco rockers like the title track, ‘Chosen People’ and Pat Terry’s ‘Back In The Woods’. ‘Antiseptic Christian’ has a slow snaky ﬁmk groove ala Gary S. Paxton – not surprising since it was written by Paxton, plus Paxton’s the producer (sure sounds like him singing it, too). Filled in with some jazzy saxophone pop (‘I Can’t See Me Servin’ Nobody But Jesus’) and MOR/easy-listening ballads (‘Heart Of A King’, ‘Jonathan’, Pat Terry’s ‘Shelter In The Storm’). Gate-fold cover, clear yellow/gold vinyl. Subtle Bee Gees look to the back cover photo. ‘
Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo. Thank you Discogs for the label photos and the track list. Thank you Ken for the front cover photo.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||I Can't See Me Servin' Nobody But Jesus||2:40|
|1-2||Back In The Woods||2:35|
|1-3||Heart Of A King||5:15|
|2-4||Shelter In The Storm||4:00|