Written On The Wind (Good News GNR-8106) 1977
No rock & rollers on this one as Chuck decides to mellow out with an albumful of string-orchestrated MOR ballads. Very mellow in fact. Don’t let that scare you off though, as Written On The Wind also happens to contain some of Girard’s most compelling song-writing. The best songs create dreamy peaceful angelic worshipful moods that whisk you away, especially ‘Spirit Wind’, ‘Peace In The Valley’ and near seven-minute ‘The Warrior’. ‘Harvest Time’ contains an attractive violin duet. ‘Plain 01’ Joe’ is certainly one of the saddest times I’ve ever heard – a suicide story and reminder of the hurt and emptiness that can lie behind a facade. Includes assistance from Jon Linn and Terry Clark. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
Tracks: 01. Spirit Wind 02. Mary's Song 03. Thank You Lord 04. Plain Ol' Joe 05. Harvest Time 06. Fool For Jesus 07. Hear The Angels Sing 08. Peace In The Valley 09. The Warrior