Lighthouse put out three excellent albums on RCA between 1969 and 1970. They were in the same vein of B.S.&T., Chicago, Ides of March, Chase, and Tower of Power. What set them apart was that they even contained a mini string section within the band. There were eleven musicians that could jam, play awesome ballads, and jazz it up when needed. They perfected some excellent pop tunes that were very radio friendly but their peak moment was their American breakthrough hit, "One Fine Morning",(Billboard #24). It was quite progressive for the fall of 1971, but it climbed the charts in the U.S. and finally gave them due justice and their highest charting hit! (They were already pretty successful in their native Canada) Ironically the song was released on the Evolution label which was extremely small. This album reached #80 on Billboard's album charts and ended up being their most successful album.
I owned all of the Lighthouse albums back in the early 70's and this album and...
This Recording is AWFUL !!!!!
Shipper packaged in a bubble wrap envelope; it arrived safely.. Thank you....
I have heard better 40-year-old Audio Cassettes than the just horrid attempt to make this CD sounds like.. It even sounds better through my laptop speakers on YouTube !!!! The absolutely terrible recording, and mix is so bad, I am just going to throw this away... I dont blame the Seller, I blame the Drunk Clowns on Drugs that made this, listened to it, and let it go... If you buy this, well, all I can say is good luck... :)
Lighthouse was created in Toronto as a pure concept band built around rising star studio drummer Skip Prokop and off-Broadway keyboardist/composer Paul Hoffert. The original band had thirteen members, subdivided into a lead singer and three quartets: a rock quartet (keyboards, guitar, bass, drums), a jazz horn quartet (trumpet, sax, trombone, with the saxes doubling on flute), and a classical string quartet (violin, viola, cello). The band recorded three albums for RCA Victor in 1969 that attracted surprisingly little attention ("Lighthouse", "Suite Feeling", and "Placing It All Together"), and so it was dropped by RCA and also had some turnover, including a contraction of the string quartet to a duo and the lead singer leaving the group. Lighthouse could only sign with tiny Canadian label GRT Records, which led to a new producer (American Jimmy Ienner), a new lead singer (Bob McBride), and a new method of arranging songs (the song composer got to pick the...
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