Into Light (Key 1001) 1973 UK *



Not the better known UK Key label with Out Of Darkness et all, but a one-shot private press deal. Yep it’s another cool unknown goodie from England in the progressive electric folk/folk-rock category. A fairly low-tech kind of sound, but still enveloped with that distinctive British charm. The quieter material has an air similar to Candle Factory or Bridges, soft electric leads joined by delicate acoustic guitar, piano and violin accompaniment. The heavier tracks have some of the basement/garage mood of bands from the Emblem label, including at least two songs with fun sloppy bursts of fuzz guitar. Male lead vocals with some periodic femme vox in the background. Covers of ‘Rise And Shine’, ‘Sweet Jesus’, and ‘Day By Day’, but mostly original songwriting from the band, like ‘I See A Man’, ‘Can Y0u See My Face’, ‘Two Sides Of Life’, ‘A Song For The Land’ and ‘Salvation’. The record label states “Jesus is the key to new life”. (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).



I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you George for the front and rear cover photos and discogs for the track list.



Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Rise And Shine
1-3I See A Man
1-4Can You See My Face
1-5Two Sides Of Life
1-6Sweet Jesus
2-1I John
2-2Come Alive
2-3A Song For The Land
2-4Day By Day