Alive In The Sky (Shepherd Productions SHPP 1980 / Destiny D-771103) 1977
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).
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.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||It's Happenin' To You||3:23|
|1-2||You Need Someone||3:56|
|1-3||Thank You Jesus||3:30|
|1-4||Happy Like Larry||2:54|
|1-5||Alive In The Sky||3:48|
|2-2||You Give It All||3:10|
|2-3||I'm Not Ashamed||3:39|