Ascent (AirCraft AC 101) 1982








Schroeder, Rick - Ascent








A striking orange and black illustration of a phoenix rising from the flames greets you on Rick Schroeder’s home-grown album, recorded with assistance from the band Argosy. Of particular interest are ‘The Beatitudes’, ‘Phoenix’ and ‘Tomorrow’, three excellent rock tracks with a subtle hard edge and a strong progressive angle, somewhat in the direction of early DeGarmo & Key. Synthesizer figures heavily in the arrangements, working alongside some fine electric guitar. Several of the remaining songs follow a gentle acoustic ballad format, sometimes with a classical flair. Back cover notes include a dedication to Keith Green who was killed shortly before the album was recorded. Pittsburgh studio. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

Rick Schroeder - Ascent (Bck Rev)

I have not acquired this album yet.  Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.  Thank you Laura for the song list.



Song #Song TitleTime
1-1The Beatitudes
1-2Looking Up
2-1If All Else Fails
2-3David's Song
2-4Best of Friends
2-5Take Another Step