Death Defying Leap (Airbom AR77751) 1978








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Seems like the male solo albums can be the hardest to describe. Ron covers a variety of styles on this one, playing acoustic and electric guitars, piano, bass, percussion, synthesizer, and harmonica. There are a few ballads but overall the tunes are peppier than on Silence Is Music, such as ‘Surfin’ All Day’, ‘Old Mother Winter’, and ‘Rationalizer’. There are elements of folk, rock, pop, and country in here. Lots of players involved including Mark Heard on vocals and Pat Terry on lead guitar and vocals. A couple of tunes from Silence Is Music are re—done. ‘Angel War’ is an excellent up—tempo acoustic instrumental. Interesting cover illustration of Ron in colorful samurai garb. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).








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Thank you George for both cover photos.




Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Something Lasting 1:35
1-2Rock Socks 3:06
1-3Surfin' All Day 2:05
1-4Old Mother Winter 3:30
1-5Rationalizer 2:46
1-6How Many Times 2:27
1-7Hiking Song 1:58
2-1Eddie (was a Pioneer) 3:04
2-2Sunflower 3:44
2-3Don't Scorn Your Eyes3:55
2-4Angel War 2:18
2-5Bound and Gagged 3:44