Which Side Are You On? (Star Song SSR-0024) 1980

 

 

Shortening their name to simply The Hope for their final release, the band cut back on some of the disco/r&b image of Be Ready to focus on a polished light-to-medium rock format. Smooth, clean and proficient, with particular emphasis on vocal harmony and synths. Any band that covers Bruce Cockburn’s ‘Hills Of The Morning’ deserves some points. Only minimal appearances of strings (‘Anticipation’) and saxophone (‘Walk In The Light’). Cuts like ‘Sunshine In My Life’ and ‘You Got Love’ show that the guys stillhad a bit of that disco and funk attitude tucked away in them. Other song selection include the Arlo Guthrie title Number, Bryn Haworth’s ‘Standing On The Rock’ and Pat Terry’s ‘You Got Love’. Produced by Brian Tankersley. (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).

 

Tracks:

01. Tender Love
02. Standing On The Rock
03. Sonshine In My Life
04. Stand On What You Believe
05. Hills Of Mourning
06. Which Side Are You On
07. What Have You Got To Lose
08. Anticipation
09. You Got Love
10. Walk In The Light

 

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