Beside The Still Waters (Creative Message TA 1036ST) 1974
A few definitely worthwhile gems can be gleaned from this male/female Seattle band’s we’re-happy Children Of The Day-ish folkrock/light-rock custom. The atmospheric title ballad is the powerful standout track, featuring wah-wah guitar, floating harmonies, a fuzz guitar solo, and the sound of gently crashing waves in the background. Pleasant acoustic moods are explored on ‘Folk Psalm #1’. Good light-hearted but bluesy rock-n-roll on ‘Sold Out (For My Jesus)’, starting out slow, then picking up steam with some bangin’ piano before slowing down again. That ‘Shaft’-like electric rhythm guitar on Larry Norman’s ‘Forget Your Hexagram’ is sure to put a grin on your face. Also includes average covers of Children Of The Day’s ‘A New Life’, The Way’s ‘You’re Caught In A World’, Ralph Carmichael’s ‘The New 23rd’ and Paul Johnson’s ‘In My Father’s House’, the latter two done a cappella. (Ken Scott – Archivist).
Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||Come Brother Come||2:42|
|1-2||Forget Your Hexagram||2:40|
|1-3||Sold Out (For My Jesus)||5:29|
|1-4||Folk Psalm #1||2:23|
|1-6||A New Life||4:35|
|2-1||You’re Caught In A World||4:47|
|2-2||Beside The Still Waters||5:41|
|2-3||One Door And Window||4:10|
|2-4||The New 23rd||1:44|
|2-5||In My Father’s House||1:56|