Saving Grace (Essence ER-7) 1979
Strong light rock custom with decent phased rhythm guitar, plenty of electric leads, some backing from arp strings, electric piano and synthesizer within a soft mid-tempo ﬂowing jazzy, rural or r&r framework. Leaves off-and-on impressions of the Florida band Horizon, the pastoral side of Latter Rain, and the sleek groove of Sweet Comfort Band. Retains a nice amateur mildly garagy feel throughout, never mushy or over-produced, with less-than-outstanding vocals accentuating the home-grown origins of the project. Five guys from the Detroit area writing all their own songs. Some of the highlights are the heavily fuzzed ‘Light Of The Universe’, “Come For Us Jesus’, ‘He Is There’, ‘I Look’ and the loungy ‘God Is All Around’. ‘Can’t Fight The Spirit’ and ‘People’ are also of note, both crude rock-and-roll attempts that should elicit a smile. Killer cover art. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the track list and the rear cover photo.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||Saying It Every Day||3:45|
|1-2||God Is All Around||4:02|
|1-3||Come For Us Jesus||2:40|
|1-4||He Is There||2:58|
|1-5||Can't Fight The Spirit||2:50|
|2-3||Light Of The Universe||5:04|
|2-4||Who Ever Said||2:28|