Into White (Lantern, no #) 1983
Troy Shaw’s independent album creates soft pop/light-rock sounds with an occasional mild r&b edge. Lushly set in moody keyboard arrangements, the professional production leaning heavily on piano, dreamy synthesizer and electric piano backing, with acoustic and electric guitars adding highlights here and there. Troy handles most of the instruments himself — not just the keyboards, but also guitars, bass and drums. A handful of additional musicians and backup singers assist. The opening ‘The Greatest Is Love’ is one of the album’s livelier tracks with a funky mid-tempo rhythm like Pablo Cruise. Most of the songs, however, are quiet ballads such as ‘We’re Together’, ‘Let Us Reason’ and ‘Song For Disciples’, all carried along by Troy’s gentle-yet-soulful vocals. Saxophone and trumpet pop in on the last couple tracks. Hard to place a date on this one, possibly anywhere between 1978 and 1988. Glossy gate-fold cover. From Wenatchee, Washington. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the inside gate-fold and rear covers.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||The Greatest is Love - Troy Shaw||3:54|
|1-2||We're Together - Troy Shaw||4:40|
|1-3||Let Us Reason - Troy Shaw||2:34|
|1-4||The Shema - Troy Shaw||4:38|
|1-5||His House - Troy Shaw||4:11|
|2-1||Lord Of Hosts - Troy Shaw||3:34|
|2-2||Song For Disciples - Hayden Talbot||4:32|
|2-3||Come and See - Troy Shaw||4:15|
|2-4||Search Me O God - Troy Shaw||5:00|
|2-5||Let Us Reason (reprise) - Troy Shaw||1:52|