The Albums that Made Me #4 – Sky, Sky 2 (1980)

Album cover shows a painting of a gold and orange sunset over dark red hills with a blue sky fading into darkness above

At some point, I become old enough to start rummaging around in my Dad’s record collection. It was probably the cover that initially attracted me to Sky 2.  I still think it’s just beautiful.

Sky were an English/Australian progressive rock band and were hugely popular and successful at the time. I don’t remember much about the music, apart from the single ‘Toccata’ which may have been a favourite, but I can clearly remember getting the album out, putting it on our record player and dancing madly around the living room.

I haven’t kept up an interest in progressive rock, but I think Sky 2 played a big role in firing my imagination when I was a kid.

Top track, Toccata