The Swan Silvertones – Try Me Master

Try Me Master

The Swan SilvertonesTry Me Master HOB HOB LP 2182 (1975)

Try Me Master was the final album The Swan Silvertones released for HOB Records, and their last album with longtime member John Myles.  It’s a decent album for the period, with better production values than their many low-budget releases of the previous eight or nine years.  The group remakes their perennial favorite “Jesus Remembers” and adapts a few gospel standards.  The title track and “Please Help Me” (with keyboards a little like Joy Division‘s “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” of all things) are the highlights.  The material is listenable throughout, if a little thin on side two.  Fans will probably enjoy this even though it doesn’t break any new ground.