Sunny Days, Yes Indeed,
This review is from: The Best Of Lighthouse - Sunny Days Again (Audio CD)Its a shame more of the Lighthouse catalog isn't available on CD. They were one of my favorite bands from my youth, and after all these years, these cuts still sound fresh. Lighthouse was a band that recorded "live" (that is, even in the studio, everybody played together at once, rather than laying tracks down one at a time), so the sound you got on the albums was the same sound you got in concert.
I love that layered sound, with the live strings, horns, and tight, tight rhythm section. Great vocals too. One Fine Morning has to be one of the brightest, catchiest tunes in pop history (that 2-chord simple rhythm guitar lick will last forever in my mind). I was also partial to the "Can You Feel It" era of Lighthouse, and the hit from that album, "Pretty Lady."
Is there a complaint? I just wish there were more. Many of my favorites from Lighthouse are not included (I had all of the albums on vinyl at one time), and some of the digital remastering altered the depth and balance of the original cuts as I remember them, but that's a nit pick.
Lighthouse was full of great musicians making great music. If you like the "big band" rock sound of groups like Chicago, BS&T, and other bands of that genre, Lighthouse fits right in, and contributes a more unique sound and color than most of those 70ish bands.
Any chance they'll release more on CD? I hope so.