Hold On Tight! (Light LS 5762) 1979
Hold On Tight! covers ground similar to its predecessors, but the results are not quite as inspired. Taken by itself it’s a fair album, albeit noticeably slower, mellower and more oriented toward orchestrated pop radio. In fact the disco/MGR ballad ‘Undecided’ with its ultra-easy strings almost sounds like a close cousin to ‘Love’s Theme’ by Love Unlimited Orchestra. That said, the grungy guitars on the closing ‘Find Your Way’ probably make for the heaviest thing they’d done to date. The AOR—ish ‘Angel’ rocks pretty solid as well. Produced by Tom Stipe. Includes appearances by David Diggs, Richie Furay and Alex MacDougall. The group would carry on into the “80s with the acclaimed Hearts Of Fire (1981), followed by Cutting Edge (1982) and Perfect Timing (1984) before calling it quits. Duncan would pursue a successful solo career while Thomas went on to form the group Allies. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you George for the front an rear cover photos.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||Hold On Tight!||3:19|
|1-2||Take It Save It||3:23|
|1-4||You're The One||3:13|
|1-6||Chasin' The Wind||3:32|
|2-1||Don't Tell Me You Love Me||3:10|
|2-3||Carry Me ||4:42|
|2-4||More Than You Need||4:35|
|2-5||Find Your Way||4:10|