Triumph In The Air (Glenmore SLCW 1037) 1979 UK *
Kendrick’s most cutting-edge album since Footsteps, and certainly his heaviest rocking statement to date. Electric guitar and synthesizer play a bigger role than in the past, joining with Kendrick’s acoustic guitar to bring an artful “progressive” edge to tracks like ‘Countdown’ and the title track. ‘With Your Love’ and the six-minute ‘Is There Life On Earth’ both have shimmering ethereal qualities that dynamically build within their surreal echoed acoustic frameworks. More passionate acoustic moods can be found in ‘Strong In Me’ and ‘Ascension Song’. Gets a fairly mean fur1k-rock groove going on ‘We Have Seen Him’. Still a few string-backed light rock selections, but overall quite a contrast from the praise direction of his recent previous efforts. Mark Williamson appears on backing vocals. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||Countdown (Now and then you may discover)|
|1-3||Nicodemus (As the watchman's fires burn low)|
|1-4||Is There Life On Earth (He walks out on another morning)|
|1-5||Living On A Landslide (I wish you knew who I know)|
|2-1||Triumph In The Air (Shame! Let us hang down our heads)|
|2-2||With Your Love|
|2-3||Strong In Me (There's a lesson I've been learning)|
|2-4||We Have Seen Him (Blackest day, sleepless night)|
|2-5||Ascension Song (Where are you going?)|