Johnny’s Café (Light LS-5757) 1978
Johnny ’s Café is notable for its thought provoking lyrics, as well as its musical maturity within the singer-songwriter style. Several songs in his usual soft rock and easy jazz format, but he can also be found trying out a Billy Joel-ish sound on the title track and ‘Talking Faces’. ‘One Lane Road’ and ‘Pawn In The Game’ are both good rock-oriented tracks with effective brass backing ala Paul Clark, the latter song considering America’s fate in the end times. ‘Hard Line’ has a similar electric jazz/rock edge, with lyrics that put to rest any initial notions that the Christian life will be a walk in the park. All of John’s Light recordings possess a very special wholesomeness and sincerity that have caused many to cherish them as Jesus music classics. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
Thank you Discogs for the label photos.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-2||One Lane Road||4:01|
|1-3||Nothin' In This World||3:34|
|1-4||Circle Of Blessing||3:53|
|2-1||Pawn In The Game||3:40|
|2-2||Right On Time||3:08|
|2-5||Midnight On Main Street||3:27|