Horizon (Harvest PIL-0002) 1977?
The boys are writing all their own stuff now on these fine country-rock customs. The Christian angle is downplayed, but still shows up here and there on titles like ‘Which Way, My Lord?’, ‘The Keeper’ and ‘Judas Song’ (the latter with verses about Judas, Hitler, Mussolini and Nixon). Plenty of whimsical subject matter, like ‘Soap Opera’, ‘Alamo Song’, ‘Louisiana Women’, ‘Kicker Music’ and ‘Bummin’ Around’. Horizon has fuller production and lots more electric guitar than the debut, nudging their rural-harmony sound toward groups like Alabama. Songweaver is equally commendable, even with the deep rich vocals and heavy use of string synthesizer. Mild impressions of The Moody Blues on the title track, Don Francisco on ‘Our Hope For The Future’. ‘Wish That I Had Loved You’ has a stately fuzz lead, while ‘Mow ‘Em Down’ supplies a fast-paced harmonica/banjo instrumental. Airport adds a fourth member to the group, keeping the truck-driver moods going while trying out a couple commercial moves with synthesizer and brass. The title cut has a twinge of the Eagles’ ‘Already Gone’. Suitable road food for those long interstate drives. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo and the track list.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-3||North Carolina Woman|
|1-6||Goodbye Mornin’ Blues|
|2-2||From My Mountain Home|
|2-3||Love Is Free|
|2-4||Which Way, My Lord?|