Ride High The Wind (GU-2) 1974
Back in the peppy folkrock mode, their sixth lp has a lot of what make the early albums so good. For one they’ve tossed in a couple of hardrockers (smile), proving they’ve still got what it takes. The centerpiece would have to be their powerful remake of the lengthy ‘Ride on’, where loud electric leads and a ripping bass solo meet up against intense percussion. Folkrock moods range from the brisk upbeat ‘The Christed Life’ to the driving electric ‘You Are Free’ to the dreamy minor-key title track. Opportune use of phasing and wah-wah in spots. Some of the ballads (which I’ve always considered to be their forte) seem truer to the old form as well, particulary their update on ‘God Unlimited’. Works in covers of ‘I Don’t Know How To Love Him’ and Ken Medema’s ‘Will You Stay? There’s Some spoken dialogue between the songs – rather lengthy at times, but you could edit it out for repeated listening. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
This one was on the Heavenly Grooves Site. Tracks: 01. Narration 02. Stand Tall 03. Narration 04. Ride High The Wind 05. God Unlimited - Narration 06. I Don't Know How To Love Him 07. You Are Free 08. Narration 09. The Christed Life 10. Narration 11. Trilogy- Ride On 12. Trilogy- Will You Stay 13. Trilogy- Jesus Our Morning Star 14. Narration 15. Pass It On Home