February 15, 2008 2 Comments
Here’s another gem from Gold City. This was recorded on 1986′s Double Take album, the first major release featuring Free, Parker, LeFevre, and Riley. This is a power ballad, with brilliant lyrics that paint a vivid picture of entering heaven for the first time. Garry Jones’ arrangement is spectacular, as is his brief piano interlude before the second verse. Ivan Parker sings the verses and delivers one of the most emotional, powerful lead vocals of his tenure with Gold City. The chorus has a nice chord progression, and power block harmony. With all due respects to “Glory Is Waiting For Me”, this is the first big time ballad that Parker sang with Gold City, and really should be mentioned in the same breath as “Midnight Cry”, “There Rose A Lamb”, or “One Scarred Hand”, the song really is that good. The crowd goes absolutely berserk at the end of the song, which leads to an encore of the second verse after a brief testimony from Ivan. Quite simply one of the “classic” Gold City’s best songs. Someone really needs to bring this one back.