Dove II (Shalom SH-1141) 1974
Dove leaves the nest and soars miles above their debut. Leaving the simple folk-rock feel of that lp, they’ve developed a rich textured sound layered with synths, mellotron, and even touches of progressive art rock. Starved proggies will swallow the opening cut whole with it’s ’70s prog guitars and keyboards (I think I heard Camel in there for about 3 seconds). Norman’s ‘The Outlaw’ and Pat Terry’s ‘Seen It Now’ both get lush arrangements. ‘Bad News Blues’ growls out the world’s woes before ending on a more upbeat groove about the “good news”. New to the group is Bob Farrell on bass and Sonny Lallerstedt is enlisted for lead guitar – both played on the Millenium album which has a similar sound. A good deal of ballads here, but well worth it for the progressive stuff. Colorful deluxe gate-fold cover. (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).
Thank you Donald for the inside gate-fold photos.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||Opening-Do You Need Somebody||3:30|
|1-4||Bad News Blues||5:25|
|2-3||Seen It Now||3:20|