More Than Just An Act (NewPax NP 33043) 1977
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).
Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||More Than Just an Act||3:44|
|1-2||I Have Not Forgotten||4:25|
|1-3||Psalm 92 (It Is Good to Give Thanks to the Lord)||5:11|
|1-4||Life Is More||3:40|
|2-1||Love Will Last||3:55|
|2-4||It's Time We Returned||4:01|
|2-5||The Lord Is My Shepherd (The Shepherd Is My Lord)||6:00|