Ralph Graham And Day III - No Alternative

Tuesday 1st October 1996
Ralph Graham And Day III - No Alternative
Ralph Graham And Day III - No Alternative

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Salt CD59902
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

"Some went through the fire/Some went through the flood/When we stand in Heaven/It will be because of the blood." It's a funny thing about AOR, such is the stylised nature of its musical conventions that the first time you hear a new song, particularly by an up-and-coming act, that you tend to write it off as derivative. So I did with the California team's "Through The Fire", featured on Volume 17 of the Cross Rhythms Experience. But the more I played that tape the catchier the track seemed while the full impact of the lyrics hit home. By the time I got to examine the CD I was ready to give this set a serious listen. I wasn't disappointed. The moody ebb and flow of "Love And War", the poignant vignette of some dude lost in the world "Lost In The World" and the Petra-tinged "Slippin' Away" all hit home. There are probably too many ballads to make maximum impact among White Heart/Petra buffs but this is still a classy debut by a spiritually insightful band of pop rockers.

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Reader Comments

Posted by RJ Jones in Fresno @ 06:58 on Jan 18 2015

I met Ralph yesterday (1/16/2015). He is in Central California. I'm not sure if he is performing with a band right now, but he was playing his guitar in a church office and sounding amazing. He played love and war for me as we stood on the sidewalk on a (believe it or not) Harmony guitar and it sounded incredible. The dude has a great voice.

Posted by Dorella Troup in Frsno @ 18:54 on Jun 12 2010

I am trying to get a hold of Ralph Graham from Day III band if any one can please pass this on he can email me

Posted by Jill Shaub in Vacaville,ca @ 21:51 on Nov 29 2007

Do these guys still tour? and if so, how can I book them for a confrence. Please email me all the info you can get me Thaks and God Bless!

Reply by Scott Hunter in California @ 21:51 on Jan 7 2008

I was an original member of this band (Ralph Graham & Day III) and it's currently no longer a band. However, the band members are now in the band Missing Piece. ( www.MissingPieceMusic.com ). Be Blessed.

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