This One’s For You  (Song 0f Songs  no #)  1978?




David & The Giants - This One's For You




Another fine independent release of hook-laden pop-rock. It never hurts to put a little pop sitar in your grooves 4 ‘Missing In Action’, ‘Open Up Your Heart’ and the title track all get the treatment, the latter a melodic ballad touched with Philly soul sentiments ala Stylistics/Delfonics. You can’t help but love ‘Going Up To Meet My Maker’ where America styled pop is married up with Pet Sounds-era Beach Boys harmonies. ‘Golgotha’ is a short but intriguing instrumental featuring mandolin, cello and what sounds like a wordless operatic female voice. The closing ‘He’s Coming Back’ turns up the juice with a heavy bass line, jazzy piano, soulful female bgvs and potent electric guitar leads, brewing up a sleek funky jazz-rock groove not unlike Steely Dan’s ‘Josie’. From Laurel, Mississippi. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).




David & Giants - This (Bck)




I have not acquired this album yet.  Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.