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White Light - 1983 Forces

ARTIST: White Light
ALBUM: Forces
LABEL: White Light Music
YEAR: 1983


LINEUP: Harry Blackstone III - lead vocals, keyboards * Stefan Anderson - keyboards, vocals * Jeff Brown - guitar, vocals * Rick DeMaria - bass, vocals * Steve Jones - drums, percussion

TRACK LISTING: 01 Rock In The Moonlight * 02 Separate Reality * 03 Illusions * 04 Forces

An interesting but shortlived symphonic/prog rock outfit from the 80's. White Light, from the Santa Rosa/Simi Valley area of California, plyed their trade somewhere between Yes, Styx and Stencil Forest. Released in 1983, the EP features high pitched vocals, a battery of keyboards and the odd blazing guitar solo for extra measure.

The Songs
'Rock In The Moonlight' is probably their most recognised song; you can view it on YouTube. It cascades for the first segment, and here the vocal of Harry Blackstone III takes over. He does have a shrill tenor, but it suits the style and music. The song surges ahead into part two, with guitar riffs taking over. 'Separate Reality' resurrects the ghost of early 70's Styx. particularly the keyboard work. Piano rolls introduce the ballad 'Illusions', a somewhat boring and lifeless tune with no energy. Much better is the soaring title-track 'Forces', which contains the pre-requisite guitar/keyboard interplay (gosh I haven't used that term in years!).

In Summary
Just this one EP was all we would hear from these Californian proggies. However, White Light suffered a major loss the following year, with Harry Blackstone III killed in an accident. Interestingly, Blackstone came from a long line of famous magicians, with both his father and grandfather being legends in their day.

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