Zoldar & Clark

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Genre: progressive

Rating: *** (3 stars)

Title:  Zoldar & Clark

Company: Dellwood

Catalog: DLD 56013

Year: 1977

Country/State: US

Grade (cover/record): VG+/VG+

Comments: --

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID: 4624

Price: $200.00

Cost: $108.00


I'm not a fanatical progressive collector so it's kind of a surprise that this rather obscure album's in my collection.  That said, I have to admit that 1977's "Zoldar & Clark" has managed to worm its way into my heart. 


Unfortunately, good luck finding out anything about this outfit.  Scouring the web I found a pair of reviews, but they're both in Japanese and using the online translation capabilities renders the results into mush. I can't even tell you who Zoldar and Clark were ... 


So what can I tell you?  Well the album was released by the New York-based Dellwood label (which was apparently a subsidiary of the tax loss Guinness Records label).  The set was produced by Christopher Hawk.  Propelled by a sea of synthesizers, musically the set's firmly entrenched in the progressive camp (check out the extended instrumental 'Luner Progressions'), though tracks such as 'Touch the Sky' and 'The Ghost of Way' are surprisingly accessible.   The group certainly had a knack for crafting catchy hooks and whoever handled the lead vocals had a nice and quite commercial voice.  In fact with a little bit of editing, songs such as the pretty ballad 'Now Is the Time', 'Time To Be Alive' and 'Day After Day' would have given bands like Ambrosia, Kansas, Styx and even Yes a run for their FM radio play.  Sure, it isn't the year's most original offering, but give me these guys over Starcastle any day !!!  Man, side two of this album seems to go by in a flash ...

"Zoldar & Clark" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Touch the Sky

2.) Now Is the Time

3.) Time To Be Alive

4.) The Ghost of Way


(side 2)
1.) Lunar Progressions

2.) In Time

3.) Day After Day




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