Thursday’s Child Has Far To Go (Grapevine GRV 126) 1979 UK *
Another ﬁne project on Britain’s Grapevine label, this one being a distinctly UK-ﬂavored brand of progressive pop-rock with layers of lush dreamy synthesizers and ﬂashes of Fish Co, 10cc, early Sheila Walsh and Adrien Snell. Some very beautiful ballads like ‘Taste The Wine’ and the acoustic ‘Sail Away’, both featuring lovely female vocals and celestial choir-like backing. On the heavier end of the spectrum are ‘Laid Back And Lazy’ (with its aggressive dance-rock beat and hot sax solo) and the slamming rocker ‘Crash Course’ where screaming male vox join some kickin’ guitar and keyboard leads. Some of that Technosstyled zaniness crops up on the novelty Jamaican-sounding ‘Looking Up’. Loses a bit of steam on side two with some slower less inspired tracks. MCC is an acronym for the last names of members Chris May, Martin Colley and Rob Cox. The latter two were heavily involved in the excellent Sounds Of Salvation project. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||Far To Go|
|1-2||Laid Back And Lazy|
|1-4||Thoughts / He's Failed Me|
|1-5||Taste The Wine|
|2-2||Part Of You|
|2-3||I've Failed You|
|2-4||So You Think|
|2-6||Thoughts On A Lonely Day|
|2-7||God Is Love|
|2-8||After The Storm|