Stand Fast (Firewind FW-001) 1976?
Very respectable custom from Florida foursome featuring the delicate sound of strummed 12-string against a precise mid-tempo beat. Simple homemade folk-rock feel featuring 6 and 12-string acoustic guitars plus bass, drums and percussion, with some piano, light synth and glockenspiel added in. Warm amateur harmonies backing mostly female lead vocals. The catchy melodies and attractive lead guitar make this an especially nice item. All ten songs written by members Mark and Cindy Barth, standouts being ‘Make A Joyful Noise’, ‘I Am’, ‘Bless The Lord’, ‘Come To Me’ and the title track Also some nice phased guitar on ‘See The Little Children’. Produced by Craig Marlatt who has a couple ﬁne custom lps of his own. Front cover is a photo of the band standing at the top of a spiral staircase. From Maitland, Florida. (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Ken for the front cover photo. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo and the track list..
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-2||Arise And Shine||3:28|
|1-3||See The Little Children||3:19|
|1-4||He’s Still The King Of Kings||4:38|
|2-1||Make A Joyful Noise||4:14|
|2-3||Bless The Lord||3:22|
|2-5||Come To Me||4:33|