The Sutherland Brothers & Quiver Lifeboat LP (Island, 1973)
I picked this one up because it was a 99 cents, not having heard it or of it or even of the band. Apparently this is the second issue of Lifeboat. The first one was under the name of the Sutherland Brothers, an English duo. With the backing of Quiver (featuring alumni from David Bowie's band), the bros has moderate success. One song that was issued as a single with the expectation that it would hit was "Sailing," an odd piece of pop, but one which is fairly typical of the era. Remember this was released about the same time as David Essex's darkly cynical "Rock On," when Bowie was charting with songs like "Starman," and Vigrass & Osbourne released singles like "Ballerina." In that company, "Sailing" eerie sound and dream-like pace really fits. Unfortunately for the band, the single stiffed. It did get a second life as a hit for Rod Stewart a few years later so the song isn't totally obscure.
I haven't thought about that song in years!