Here I Rest My Case (Dovetail DOVE 7) 1975 UK *
The group bid adieu to the horns for this fine follow-up platter of melodic British rock, pop and melancholy ballads. Here I Rest My Case seems more cutting-edge than their debut, even though it’s not quite as rowdy overall. Still a couple heavyweight rockers in here: ‘Criticism’ and ‘The Problem Of Me’ both have impressive psych qualities courtesy of the organ and fuzz guitar interaction. ‘(Nobody Gives Me) Life Like You’ has some nice jingle-jangle electric guitar, while ‘The Leper’ recalls the ballads of The Beatles’ Rubber Soul era. Also an a cappella rendition of the hymn ‘Man Of Sorrows’. Saturated with groovy dated pop organ throughout. Somewhat of a concept album, presenting the claims and evidences of the Christian faith through song. Produced by John Pantry. See also Keith Howard & Friends, Live At Spree Album and the EP section. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
This one was on the Heavenly Grooves Site. Tracks: 01. (Nobody Gives Me) Life Like You 02. Criticism 03. Rolph's Song 04. The Leper 05. How Can I Be Sure 06. You Are My Music 07. Say One For Me 08. The Problem Of Me 09. Sunshine 10. Man Of Sorrows 11. (Why Not) Meet With Jesus 12. Here I Rest My Case Home