Son of Spirit/Farther Along


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Son of Spirit/Farther Along Review

by Al Campbell

This two-fer from Beat Goes On features a pair of out-of-print Spirit LPs: Son of Spirit and Farther Along. Both originally released in 1976 on Mercury, these 22 tracks include some fine compositions, including "Stoney Night," "Magic Fairy Princess," and Lennon/McCartney's "Yesterday." This is an enjoyable reissue, but the absence of two original key members, vocalist Jay Ferguson and bassist Mark Anders, is felt. Most listeners would be better served with Epic/Legacy's 16-track Best of Spirit or the 1970 masterpiece The Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus.

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