Can It Be? (Maranatha HS-777/16) 1975













Can It Be? is certainly up there in the tops as far as US country rock is concerned. These guys have manned incredibly since their excellent debut, sizably upping the electric angle while adding distinctive rural FM/classic-rock edges. Not super heavy or anything but it sure ain’t light and wimpy either. ‘I’ve Been Sealed’, ‘Do You Feel The Change’ and ‘Sittin’ In The Pew’ are all vibrant tracks with summery kickin’ Allman Brothers/Doobies vibes and lots of good jammin’ electric leads from guitarist John Wickham. Simple country-rock melodies like ‘A Cowboy’s Dream’ and ‘Days Of Noah’ flow along effortlessly, while ‘Living On The Bottle’ ups the voltage for its Southern rocking antiboozin’/dopin’ message. ‘Bearded Young Man’ is a beautiful acoustic ballad. Closes with the moody title piece featuring soft sustained electric piano (ala ‘Riders On The Storm’). Produced by Al Perkins. Dandy gate-fold cover showing the earth suspended in space.   (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).


Way - Can (In Lt)

Way – Can (In Lt)


Way – Can (In Rt)



I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo and gate-fold photos.



Song #Song TitleTime
1-1A Cowboy's Dream3:15
1-2Days Of Noah4:01
1-3I've Been Sealed3:15
1-4Do You Feel The Change5:15
2-1Livin' On The Bottle3:57
2-2Sittin' In The Pew4:11
2-3Bearded Young Man3:51
2-4Can It Be4:51