01 - Celebration
02 - Sweet Mary
03 - Cast your spell Uranus
04 - Lothlorien
05 - Chained
06 - Rejoice
07 - Pleasure
08 - Sleep Won't Help Me
09 - Where Are We Going Wrong
- Rod Argent / keyboards, vocals
- Russ Ballard / lead vocals, guitar
- Bob Henrit / drums
- Jim Rodford / bass
Release information Lp. Epic E 30128 (1971)
If you've only heard songs like "Hold Your Head Up" you've been missing out all these years!
Rod Argent openly admits that this is his favourite Argent album. The songs are a little more adventurous on their second outing, clearly the musicians were starting to gel as a unit. Reflecting the musical trends of the time, tracks like "Lothlorien" explore the instrumental talents in the band. While Argent and Ballard trade organ and guitar solos, Jim Rodford knits everything together with some adventurous bass playing. Again the songwriting credits are split between "Argent/White" and "Ballard", the latter showing a flair for more commercial material with a rockier edge. Rod Argent even included "Pleasure" and "Rejoice" in the setlist on his tour with Colin Blunstone back in 2002. "Ring of Hands" was a difficult album to get hold of if you missed it the first time around. But I got it!
Favorite songs? "Lothlorien", "Chained", "Celebration", "Rejoice", "Where Are We Going Wrong". Hell, it's all good!