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).

 

 

Accompany (Bck)

 

 

Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.

 

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Come Brother Come2:42
1-2Forget Your Hexagram2:40
1-3Sold Out (For My Jesus)5:29
1-4Folk Psalm #12:23
1-5Sonshine2:58
1-6A New Life4:35
2-1You’re Caught In A World4:47
2-2Beside The Still Waters5:41
2-3One Door And Window4:10
2-4The New 23rd1:44
2-5In My Father’s House1:56
2-6Jesus2:55

 

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