Jacket:VG+ (light wears, ring wear on back, totally not bad condition)
First Light, Australian jazz rock/fusion band that included Ron Carpenter of progressive rock band Aleph, who is well-known to progressive rock freaks. That's the explanation, but it's a simply quality album that seems to have been a locally passed down piece of work until last year's CD reissue. From technical jazz-rock to laid-back mellow sounds to Latin rock, the band develops a groovy crossover sound. We like AOR-like track "Emerald Tide" which has an impressive mellotron tone and extended synth, Latin mellow track "Sonidos Negros", "Earth Wave" and "Solar Illusion" which has amazing technical and thrilling interplay. It's no wonder that Paisley Press, which continues to reissue quality minor releases, has taken a shine to this album. The simple cover is also very nice, with gatefold of a photo of the rising sun instead of an artist's portrait.