It’s A Beautiful Day (Axent AX-1007) 1977
The ‘77 lp introduces more electric guitar into the mix for a fresh amateur guy/gal folk-rock sound Even some potent electric r&r leads on lively tracks like the opening ‘Jesus Loves You’ or the boogie-along ‘You Don’t Mess Around’. Hard to resist the crisp upbeat groove of the title track. ‘Take Time’ brings to mind the rural folk-rock style of groups like Parable and Suncast. ‘Hold On’ and ‘Teardrops’ are effective dreamy ballads, the latter with a solemn mysterious mood. Attractive harmonies throughout, reaching a pinnacle on the sunshine folk/pop number ‘Song That Doesn’t Rhyme’. Synth strings back a few songs. Also samplings of ﬂute and auto-harp. All songs written by members Ron Mashbum and Jeff McKee. Their best album I’d say. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet.