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).
Tracks: 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 Home