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Sweet Comfort Band - 1984 Perfect Timing

ARTIST: Sweet Comfort Band
ALBUM: Perfect Timing
LABEL: Light
YEAR: 1984
CD REISSUE: 2009, Retroactive Records, RAR7892


LINEUP: Bryan Duncan - vocals, keyboards * Randy Thomas - guitars, vocals * Kevin Thomson - bass * Rick Thomson - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Perfect Timing * 02 Computer Age * 03 Envy And Jealousy * 04 Don't Bother Me Now * 05 Sing For The Melody * 06 Habit Of Hate * 07 Prodigal's Regret * 08 You Led Me To Believe * 09 Neighbourhood Kids * 10 Looking For The Answer

WEBLINKS: www.sweetcomfort.com

These guys are fairly well known in Christian circles having been around for a number of years, with a number of album releases. However, it wasn't until the mid eighties that they really started to tweak the interest of melodic rockers, especially this one 'Perfect Timing' which was in effect their last studio effort. On this one they play a bombastic style of AOR, a far cry from their earlier days which was admittedly fairly boring christian rock. I'm sure that the Elefante brothers had something to do with their OTT pomp style here, as they contribute musically and produce the album. Lead singer Bryan Duncan is a bit of a star singer, who has a crisp powerful vocal delivery not unlike Mark Free or Rick Florian from Whiteheart, and even to this day is a well respected solo artist.

The Songs
Lets get underway then. The lead track 'Perfect Timing' is a solid AOR offering, with spiky keyboard runs and an easily remembered chorus. 'Habit of Hate' is a mid paced track with some inspiring lyrics about the differences between love and hate. 'You Led Me To Believe' and 'Prodigals Regret' are both mellow but melody rich ballads where Duncan really shines. 'Computer Age' has a lot of Rick Springfield about it. Randy gets to sing on this one, perhaps thats why. The Dino and John Elefante written 'Sing For The Melody' has undeniable Kansas circa 'Vinyl Confessions' influences through it. 'Looking For The Answer' is straight ahead rock while 'Neighbourhood Kids' has a syncopated near jazz feel which sounds like an early Toto recording.

In Summary
Perhaps a fitting epitaph for this important chapter of Christian rock. However, it wasn't all about to end there. As I mentioned, Bryan moved onto a successful solo career, while Randy Thomas joined forces with Bob Carlisle to form another important chapter of christian rock with the superb band Allies, featured elsewhere on GDAZE.

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#1 | jeffduran on August 25 2009 21:00:23
amazing ccm aor from 1984. One of the all time classics!
#2 | gdazegod on August 25 2009 23:12:22
I picked this up on CD for $4 just before leaving for Australia last year. What a bargain!
#3 | code4 on October 24 2015 17:21:25
Excellent, and what a cool album cover too. They also re-released it back in early 2000's with bonus tracks. I bought it, sold it and got the original cd a little later. First though i had the lp which i bought sealed and out popped a 'farewell to the sweet comfort band' merchandise leaflet (this being their official 'we are breaking up' release album) with those terrible looking almost helmet shaped 80's baseball caps being among the goodies on offer. Wonder why they didn't include the bonus tracks on the 2009 edition. That said i don't remember them sounding like they were out-takes from the album. I think they were some live stuff or more recent rehearsals or something.
Tracklist here is wrong btw (unless perhaps it was re-ordered for the 2009 release)
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