Third Day (Tunsmith TS 6010) 1982? Canada *
Might as well get the whole early Tunesmith catalog on the table, especially since this one’s been spotted with some sizeable price tags lately. These five Weston, Ontario guys are hard-rockin’ as you’d expect with Tunesmith, but they’ve also got a strong progressive component, as well as some melodic jazz-rock influences. Nice crisp production, potent guitar leads coupled with dynamic synthesizer action. Varied moods, from bona fide crunchers like ‘Covenant’ and ‘Revelation’ to impelling ballads (‘His Yoke Is Easy’ and ‘He Holds The Sun’). Also a 6:30 jazzy art-rock instrumental called ‘It’s A New Day’. Most songs written by lead guitarist Lazarus Varla. Gets the red carpet treatment with a great foldout cover. One of my favorites from the label, right behind Ben Antell Band. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
This one was on Heavenly Grooves. Thank you Donald for the extra cover photos. Tracks:
01. Covenant 02. The Real You 03. It's A New Day 04. His Yoke Is Easy 05. Revelation 06. The Word 07. Without Love 08. He Holds The Sun