Seasons 0f The Soul (Myrrh MSB-6606) 1978
Wife Stormie was certainly not inactive on Michael’s ﬁrst two albums in fact she was the composer of the lyrics for all her husband’s tunes. On Seasons Of The Soul she continues in that role but also ﬁnds a welcome spot in sharing lead vocals. By this time the transition to pop rock was complete. Proggies thirstng for more ‘White Horse’ meanderings will probably balk on this one, but Michael happens to be a top-notch producer and the tunes are catchy, plus Phil Keaggy’s on lead guitar, resulting in one of the better ccm albums to my recollection. Bouncy, seasoned here and there with brass and saxophone, sometimes lightly jazzed up in a Steely Dan way. ‘Ms. Past’, ‘Travel On With Me’ and the rocking ‘Where I Been’ are all memorable songs. Stormie goes it solo on the ballads ‘Gonna Write Me A Song’ and ‘It All Comes Down To You’, both of which sound aimed at that holy zone known as radio play. It ain’t rock n roll but it ain’t bad either, and it sure beats 90% of the gook coming out of those softie stations. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo, plus the track list.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-2||Travel On With Me||5:27|
|1-3||Gonna Write Me A Song||2:39|
|1-4||More Like You||3:19|
|2-1||Where I Been||4:08|
|2-2||It All Comes Down To You||3:46|
|2-3||Heaven Will Wait For Me||4:15|
|2-4||Seasons Of The Soul||6:47|