Spring Rain (Christian Brothers CBA-1001) 1980


1980 Christian Brothers CBA-1001


1981 Alliance ALR-1


The quiet acoustic/electric soft rock setting of this talented Alabama gentleman’s custom lp combined with the meek voice immediately brought to mind Dave Mattson’s Lead Me Home. While several musicians assist here, Kelley himself handles numerous instruments, including acoustic and electric guitars, bass, piano, flute, lap steel, auto-harp, moog, synth and percussion. Several nice tracks, one example being the soft flowing jazz of ‘The Thief with good guitar and keyboard soloing. Other notable songs include ‘Never Ending Stream’, ‘The Rain Song’, ‘Come Follow Me’ and ‘All You Need’. Excellent blend of acoustic and electric guitars throughout. Also two instrumental tracks highlighting classical guitar (‘Cup Of Love’, ‘Be Still And Know’). Speaking of those guitar leads, I was more than once reminded of Phil Keaggy. A second press from 1981 has a different cover.      (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).


I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Ken for the two front cover photos. Thank you rateyourmusic.com for the track list.  Thank you Donald for the rear Alliance cover.


Song #Song TitleTime
1-2Cup of Love
1-3Never Ending Stream
1-4Be Still and Know
1-5Eternal Light
1-6Praise God for the Rain
1-7Whenever I Call on You
2-1Come Follow Me
2-2The Thief
2-3Would You Believe
2-4All You Need
2-5Press On to Know