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 TitleTime
1-1Far To Go
1-2Laid Back And Lazy
1-3Just Pretending
1-4Thoughts / He's Failed Me
1-5Taste The Wine
1-6Crash Course
2-1Sail Away
2-2Part Of You
2-3I've Failed You
2-4So You Think
2-5Looking Up
2-6Thoughts On A Lonely Day
2-7God Is Love
2-8After The Storm