The Fellowship Of The Mystery (Herald HRS 5329) 1975


I certainly didn’t expect much of this one given the bland husband-and-wife-with-guitar cover, plus the fact that it was on the Herald label. Although there are a few mellow throwaways here, Bob and Maxine Johnson along with guitarist David Rowe often craft a surprisingly solid rural rock edge. Rowe’s electric guitar gets some noteworthy attention, soloing out in front on the organ-backed ‘Spread Your Wings’, or carried by mellotron on the moody ‘Centurion’s Song’. ‘Pave The Way’ cruises along with a good country rock clip and nice banjo accompaniment. And you certainly can’t lose with a cover of Petra’s ‘Lucas McGraw’. Produced by Erv Lewis.      (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).


This one was on the Heavenly Grooves blog.



01. Spread Your Wings

02. As Ye Sow

03. Gotta’ Give A Little

04. Centurion’s Song

05. Love Is

06. Reach For The Light

07. We Come And Go

08. Lucas McGraw

09. A Special Kind Of Beautiful

10. Pave The Way