Ride High The Wind (GU-2)  1974

 

 

Back in the peppy folk-rock mode, their sixth lp has a lot of what make the early albums so good.  For one they’ve tossed in a couple of hard-rockers (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.  Folk-rock 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, particularly 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.  Thank you Discogs for the label photos.

 

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Stand Tall
1-2Ride High The Wind
1-3God Unlimited
1-4I Don't Know How To Love Him
1-5You Are Free
2-1The Christed Life
2-2Trilogy- Ride On
2-3Trilogy- Will You Stay
2-4Trilogy- Jesus Our Morning Star
2-5Pass It On

 

 

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