Rehearsal For A Reunion (Grapevine 106) 1977 UK *
Rehearsal For A Reunion doesn’t seem to have quite the edge of their prior lps, but there are still plenty of worthwhile songs, such as their a cappella rendition of traditional ‘Golden Game’. ‘Glory Shone Around’ and Jesus On The Mainline’ both effectively work Dixieland brass into their folksy foot-stomping mandolin melodies. ‘People And Places’ and ‘Angel Voices’ also make use of horns, the latter with sort of a Herb Alpert Tijuana vibe. Brisk classical strings help to bring ‘Still Waters’ to life, but the orchestration on a couple of the ballads tends to take away some of the group’s folk edge. Closes out with a nice reworking of ‘Light Up The Fire’, which is where the first album began. Pete Yates-Round is the group’s new third member, appearing on vocals and acoustic guitar. Gatefold cover. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
Thank you Donald for the blue rear cover photo.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||Glory Shone Around||3:38|
|1-4||Borders Of Belief||4:02|
|1-5||Jesus On The Mainline||4:35|
|2-3||I Want To Go Home||4:42|
|2-4||Talking To You||3:13|
|2-5||People And Places||4:42|
|2-6||Light Up The Fire||2:55|