Monday, January 11, 2016


Farther Along was the third album that Spirit released through Mercury Records. Though Jay Ferguson was missing from the lineup, it is generally considered to be their first "reunion" album.
Out of the four albums that Spirit recorded for Mercury in the mid-70s, this one is the least influenced by Randy California's time in Hawaii. However, it isn't too dissimilar from the previous two albums in that regard, though the song structures are very tight throughout. Consequently, it also bears more than a passing resemblance to Clear at times, probably because of John Locke's presence in the group. It is particularly cherished by fans of that album. The album also includes a notable version of Nature's Way, which is arranged for a chamber orchestra.

Mark Andes - bass, vocals
Randy California - bass, guitar, vocals
Ed Cassidy - percussion, drums
John Locke - keyboards
Matt Andes - guitar, vocals

1. "Farther Along"  
2. "Atomic Boogie"  
3. "World Eat World Dog"  
4. "Stoney Night"    
7."Mega Star"  
8. "Phoebe"  
9. "Don't Lock Up Your Door"  
10."Once With You"  
11."Diamond Spirit"  
12."Nature's Way"   


Carlos said...

Hi Bill, a pretty good album! Yes love it. Cool. Take care and enjoy life!

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