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Source: Original CD
Artwork: Full Scans 300dp
With Clear, Spirit kept moving forward in the right direction. The feel of the album is much different than on The Family That Plays Together. It is more mature and foreshadows what they would do on their masterpiece, Dr. Sardonicus. Ice is one of their most jazz-influenced songs with a brilliant solo by Randy California and great key work by John Locke.
The addition of the single, 1984, is fantastic. It was originally banned from being played on the radio because it spoke of the government watching it's citizens, such as in the novel of the same name.
Clear demonstrates that Randy California was one of the most over looked great rock guitarists to come out of the late 1960's.
R.I.P. Randy California Wolfe 1951-1997
1. Dark Eyed Woman (3:07)
2. Apple Orchard (4:07)
3. So Little Time to Fly (2:49)
4. Ground Hog (3:04)
5. Cold Wind (3:24)
6. Policeman's Ball (2:21)
7. Ice (5:52)
8. Give a Life, Take a Life (3:23)
9. I'm Truckin' (2:25)
10. Clear (4:09)
11. Caught (3:10)
12. New Dope in Town (4:24)
13. 1984* (3:37)
14. Sweet Stella Baby* (2:55)
15. Fuller Brush Man* (3:19)
16. Coral* (3:05)
Total time: 55:40
Line-up / Musicians
- Jay Ferguson / vocals, percussion
- Randy California / guitars, vocals
- John Locke / piano, keyboards
- Ed Cassidy / drums, percussion
- Mark Andes / bass, vocals