Band members               Related acts

- Joe Cicero - guitar, vocals

- Mike Cicero - drums

- John Chapman - keyboards, synthesizers, vocals

- Dale Kaylor - lead guitar, horns, guitar

- John Spangler - bass, chimes, vocals



- none known





Genre: rock

Rating: *** (3 stars)

Title:  Moonstone

Company: Baldwin

Catalog: CS-8200

Year: 1977

Country/State: Pennsylvania

Grade (cover/record): VG+/VG+

Comments: still in shrink wrap

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID: 4631

Price: $225.00

Cost: $147.50


This short-lived 1970s Pennsylvania-based outfit probably wouldn't have attracted a great deal of attention were it not for the fact noted record collector/dealer Hans Pokora included their album in one of his books on rare albums.


Released by the small Baldwin Record label, 1977's "Moonstone" isn't bad, but it isn't anything spectacular.  Largely written by lead guitarist Dale Kaylor, at least to my ears, musically the set sounds a little bit like Kansas at their most commercial.  That clearly won't appeal to everyone out there, but tracks such 'Depend On Me', 'Who's In Command' and '' are tuneful and modestly enjoyable.  Similarly, the playing is all first rate, but it all sounds a little calculated and wooden.  Guess I'll set this one aside and give another couple of spins later.    

"Moonstone" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Prelude - I Wouldn't Lie   (Dale Kaylor - Moonstone) - 5:21

2.) Depend On Me   (Dale Kaylor) - 6:30

3.) Who's In Command  (Dale Kaylor) - 4:50


(side 2)
1.) On the Outside   (John Chapman - Dale Kaylor) - 4:56

2.) One of Those Days   (Dale Kaylor) - 5:10

3.) Stay   (Dale Kaylor) - 5:10

4.) Can't Take the Chance   (P. Aller - Dale Kaylor) - 3:41



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