More Than Just An Act (NewPax NP 33043) 1977


Johnson, Mike - More Than Just An Act


Although not up to the prior standards of Lord Doctor or Velvet Prince, Mike’s final album still has much to its merit. In fact the title track and ‘Life Is More’ are the most rocking things we’ve heard from the boy in a while, with ‘Listen’ and ‘It’s Time We Returned’ following close behind. If Jimmy Buffet were to do ccm, it might sound something like ‘Love Will Last’. The enchanting minor-key ballad ‘The Lord Is My Shepherd (The Shepherd Is My Lord)’ stands among Mike’s finest work, drifting along for six minutes with soft strings and some nice fuzz guitar flourishes. The synths and big production update his sound to a degree, while the Nashville trends of the NewPax label show their face a couple times, but overall More Than Just An Act is quite commendable. See also Matthews, Taylor & Johnson. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).


Mike Johnson - More (Bck)


Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.




Song #Song TitleTime
1-1More Than Just an Act 3:44
1-2I Have Not Forgotten 4:25
1-3Psalm 92 (It Is Good to Give Thanks to the Lord) 5:11
1-4Life Is More 3:40
1-5Once Again 4:39
2-1Love Will Last 3:55
2-2Listen 4:42
2-3Colder 5:00
2-4It's Time We Returned 4:01
2-5The Lord Is My Shepherd (The Shepherd Is My Lord) 6:00