Joy Band (no label 101080) 1980

 

 

Obscure one from five West Palm Beach, Florida guys with a good progressive rural-edged soft rock sound featuring melodic piano in the foreground, joined by electric guitar leads and occasional synthesizer accompaniment. A good deal of lively material from the banjo-pickin’ ‘Broken Man’, to ‘Jesus Is The One’ which gets down with a moving fuzz solo. ‘Star Lighter’ pulls a Foreigner move by swiping the piano riff from ‘Cold As Ice’. A few gentle ballads, but nothing I’d put in the fluff category. Eleven songs presented within a simple competent homemade environment. Attractive blue cover illustration of band logo with sea-side coconut-laden palm tree. (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).

 

 

I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Ken for the front cover photos.  Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo and the song list.

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Long Hard Journey3:03
1-2Brand New Love Song2:17
1-3Dream Come True2:13
1-4Jesus Is The One1:50
1-5I Don’t Want To Be Lonely3:37
1-6Don’t You Even Care3:24
2-1Broken Man2:04
2-2Star Lighter2:52
2-3Dreamer4:17
2-4Will You Come3:57
2-5Thank You Song3:43

 

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