Deep Night (no label LPS 1588) 1982
Stunning soft rock set of dreamy celestial moods carried by a steady beat and rife with phased electric rhythm guitar for a wonderful unfiltered slightly out-of-tune quality. Lead vocalist sounds a lot like Neil Young with his fragile shaky delivery. Deep creative lyrics to match, with all original songwriting and titles like ‘I See’, ‘Ways You’ve Never Known’, ‘Over And Over’, ‘Sunrise’ and ‘Remember The Pilgrim’. Plenty of solo leads on top of the rhythm guitar, sometimes two in tandem, sometimes with light fuzz or other effects, reaching some hard-hitting moments on tracks like ‘Scar Of Love’ or the powerful ‘Before The Snowfall’. The only other instruments are bass and drums (no keyboards or even acoustic guitars from what I can tell). Some of the most beautiful selections are the ballads, like ‘Make A Way For Me’ or the delicate title track. Catholic I’m guessing – the back cover has references to “nihil obstat” and “imprimatur”, plus a thanks to the Bishop of Peoria. Simple sunset cover photo. One of the most impressive post-80 custom recordings I’ve heard. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
This one was on Heavenly Grooves. Tracks:
01. I See 02. Ways You've Never Known 03. Scar Of Love 04. Over And Over 05. Make A Way For Me 06. Before The Snowfall 07. Deep Night 08. Sunrise 09. Remember The Pilgrim