Right Track (Rivendell/Kingsway RR2106) 1978








Dave & Dana - Right (Fnt)








Given the trend of their previous album, I figured this one would either be more of the same or push further in a pop direction. In fact the opposite is true. Right Track strips it all back to a lean uncluttered guitar-based style that ranges from low-key bluesy rock to folk/acoustic to light rock. My favorite track is ‘All We’ve Got’ with its silky Dire Straits-like groove and touches of electric slide guitar. Good electric guitar frills throughout, especially on the opening title track and ‘Get Outta That Crib’, the latter with a jaunty blues/boogie stride not unlike the Pat Terry Group. Also includes covers of Garth Hewitt (‘Don’t Look For The Living In The Place Of The Dead’) and Graham Kendrick (‘Teach Me To Love’). Only four participants listed: Dave (guitars), Dana (vocals), Bret Wade (bass) and Kevin Ault (drums, percussion). Released in the US on Rivendell, a small Texas label. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).








Dave & Dana - Right (Bck)








Thank you Donald for the front and rear cover photos and the track list.




Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Right Track
1-2Standin’ In The Middle
1-3Don’t Look For The Living
1-4Ain’t No Valley
1-5All We’ve Got
2-1The Children Who Know Their Father
2-2You Found Me
2-4Teach Me To Love
2-5Get Outta That Club