Growing Together (Light LS-5646-LP) 1974
This band actually put out quite a few records in the ‘70s, though most are too mellow, polished or just plain bland for my tastes. Surprisingly, Growing Together has more of a “Jesus music” light rock and pop feel rather than the expected Christian radio sound. Production is squeaky clean, making the acoustic guitars, drums and keyboards stand out distinctly. Vocals pretty clean, too. In the couple ballads where string arrangements were added there’s a pleasant nostalgic ‘70s ‘Precious And Few’ kind of pop sentiment. Self-written songs, the best being ‘Retrospect’ which slinks along with some nice electric leads over funky wah-wah rhythm guitar. Not really edge music, but much better than I expected. In fact I even like it! (Ken Scott – The Archivist).
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||What A Way To Go||3:10|
|1-3||The Potter's Clay (Thank You, Lord)||3:12|
|1-4||Jesus Is Alive And Well||2:21|
|2-1||Here And Back Again||3:56|
|2-5||Growing Together / Memories And Miracles||6:43|
Members: Bob Laurent, Ralph Hunt, Kathy Brawley, Pam Murphy, Mark Johnson
Group was from Elgin, IL.
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