Just For You (Crescent City Sound CCSS-1226) 1971?
The Bridge is one of my favorite American folk-rock groups. This six-person Greensboro, North Carolina band developed a unique, joyful, exuberant electric sound with emphasis on melody, male/female harmonies, percussion, heavy bass and organ, all combined with worshipful lyrics. This is some of the nicest home-grown stuff I’ve ever heard. Although their premier release Just For You features little original material, they provide a fresh approach to songs by Love Song (‘Front Seat, Back Seat’, ‘Maranatha’, ‘Since I Opened Up’), The Way (‘If You Will Believe’), Ron Salsbury (‘Open Your Spiritual Eyes’), Mylon LeFevre (‘You’re Still On His Mind’) and others. I rarely get too excited about “cover” albums – the renditions usually pale next to the originals – but this one’s an exception. No fuzz or hard rock yet, but still a respectable underground electric guitar sound throughout. Organ is used extensively, receiving a sizeable solo on ‘The Week Song’. Effective sustained electric piano complementing the silky groove of ‘Joy Of Your Love’. Much more impressive things lay in their future, but this is a fine beginning. (Ken Scott – Archivist).
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|0-1||The Coming Of The King||2:52|
|0-2||Since I Opened Up||3:15|
|0-3||You’re Still On His Mind||3:22|
|0-4||Front Seat Back Seat||2:33|
|0-5||Joy Of Your Love||4:20|
|2-1||Life In Jesus||2:33|
|2-2||Make Us One||2:44|
|2-3||The Week Song||3:38|
|2-5||Open Your Spiritual Eyes||3:12|
|2-6||If You Will Believe||1:22|