Lead Me On  (Kingsway  KMR 321)  1980?  UK *

 

 

Another very strong outing from Phil.  In addition to the usual gentle acoustic pieces, Phil successfully tries out some jazz influenced rock on tracks like ‘Try To Remember’, Blues & Greens’ and ‘Make It Real’.  Some of the softer mellow songs like ‘Laugh And Cry With Me’ and ‘Never Seeking’ also have playful jazz flourishes. The mysterious ballad ‘Fire In Me’ is a standout.  Synthesizer joins up with a new wave-ish rock beat on ‘Teach Me’.  All original songs, save for a cover of Ishmael’s ‘The King Of Glory’. Another John Pantry production.      (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

 

 

 

Tracks:

01. Father, Help Us

02. Teach Me

03. Fire In Me

04. Try To Remember

05. Laugh And Cry With Me

06. Never Seeking

07. Name Above All

08. Listen Now

09. Blues And Greens

10. Make It Real

11. King Of Glory

12. Lead Me On

 

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