Alive In The Sky (Shepherd Productions  SHPP 1980 / Destiny D-771103) 1977

 

Destiny Front cover

 

Shepherd Productions front cover

 

Soulful guy who unbuckles some lively grooves on his Evan Williams produced record. Alive to The Sky consists of summery melodic tunes with touches of pop, soul, gospel, funk and rock, arranged with piano, guitars, brass, saxophone, synthesizer, rhythm section and female bgvs, all of it carried along by Les’ high-energy vocals. He can definitely pour the juice on when called for, as on ‘I’m Free’ and the seven-minute ‘Pilate’s Song’, both of which feature big enthusiastic electric guitar solos. At the same time his voice brings sensitivity to ballads like ‘You Need Someone’, ‘Happy Like Larry’ and the acoustic title track. Les on piano, electric and acoustic guitars and lead vocals, assisted by seven others. Same small California label that released albums by Harvest Flight and Phoenix Sonshine. (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).

 

Destiny rear cover

 

Shepgerd Produictions Rear cover

 

I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Discogs for the front cover photo and track list.  Thank you  for the George for front cover and rear Shepherd label photos.  Thank you Donald for the Destiny rear cover photo.

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1It's Happenin' To You3:23
1-2You Need Someone3:56
1-3Thank You Jesus 3:30
1-4Happy Like Larry2:54
1-5Alive In The Sky 3:48
2-1I'm Free 3:52
2-2You Give It All 3:10
2-3I'm Not Ashamed 3:39
2-4Pilate's Song 7:24

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