Windvoice (Branch  SRS 1101)  1980

 

Not a bad independent rock production from the guitar duo of Doug and Don Holmes. Sometimes soft, sometimes heavy, sometimes in between, with acoustic and electric guitars, bass, drums, plus appearances of piano, electric piano, synthesizer, flute, sax and female backing vocals. Those nifty Keaggy-inspired electric guitar leads certainly add to the interest level on cuts like ‘In Him’, expanding into heavier rocking riffs on ‘Captain Of Salvation’, ‘Religious Deception’ and the power ballad ‘We Turn Our Love’. Mellow ballads comprise most of side two, often backed with string synthesizer, sometimes with light jazz edge (‘New Song’, ‘Silent Revelation’) or a touch of classical guitar (‘What Wondrous Love’). Also includes covers of the Doobies’ ‘Takin’ It To The Streets’ and JC Power Outlet’s ‘Don’t Let Jesus Pass You By’ before appropriately closing with Petra’s ‘Parting Thought’. From Birmingham, Alabama.    (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

 

This one was on the Heavenly Grooves blog.

 

Tracks:

01. In Him

02. Captain Of Salvation

03. Takin’ It To The Streets

04. Religious Deception

05. We Turn Our Love

06. Don’t Let Jesus Pass You By

07. New Song

08. Silent Revelation

09. Under His Wings

10. What Wondrous Love

11 – Parting Thought

 

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