To Strangers And Friends  (Kingsway  KMR 323)  1980  UK *









Ten more mellow pop offerings from John, all but Kelly Willard’s ‘Blame It On The One I Love’ being originals. ‘Rumours’, ‘Loneliness’, ‘Going Over Old Ground’, ‘Don’t Be Careless’, ‘Don’t Touch’. Strings on a few songs. Trumpet, saxophone and oboe also make appearances. Bouncy synths strike a Steve Winwood chord a couple times. Best track is the closing ‘Awake’ which reminds me of Adrien Snell. Norman Barratt is listed as one of the guitarists. No US release for this one. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).










A1 Don't Be Careless    
A2 Don't Touch          

A3 I Want to Be Like You                

A4 Rumours              

A5 Loneliness           

B1 A Change of Heart            

B2 Blame It on the One I Love           

B3 Going Over Old Ground                

B4 I Belong to You              

B5 Awake