A City Set Upon A Hill Cannot Be Hid (New Song NS-0001) 1976

 

 

 

Hmmmmm… how to categorize this. I think I’ll call it symphonic progressive praise. This Huntington Beach, California production offers some beautiful majestic deeply moving melodies set forth in artsy classical arrangements that make luxuriant use of piano, harp, strings and woodwinds, along with more contemporary instruments like synthesizer and guitars (both acoustic and electric). Rich male/female vocals adorning worshipful titles like ‘Sing Praise To God’, ‘Cry Out Hosannah’, ‘Song Of Joy’, ‘Jesus Savior’ and ‘Behold I Come Quickly’. Fuzz guitar and eerie female chorus on the mysterious penetrating ‘Don’t Let Your Heart Be Troubled’. The six-minute closing track ‘The Harvest Is Past’ completely takes me away. Comparisons elude me, though the orchestral elements bring to mind John Michael Talbot’s Troubadour Of The Great King. No group names listed in order to give all credit to “God the Holy Spirit”. Colorful gate-fold cover with ace artwork that’s similar to Love Chapter Band’s City Of Refuge. (Ken Scott – The Archivist).

 

 

New Song - A (In Lt)

New Song - A (In Rt)

 

Thank you Donald for the inside gate-fold photos.

 

Tracks:

 

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Sing Praise To God3:16
1-2Cry Out Hosannah2:46
1-3Song Of Joy2:25
1-4Jesus Savior3:42
1-5Don't Let Your Heart Be Troubled3:59
2-1Maybe This Day3:42
2-2The Bride's Song4:45
2-3Behold I Come Quickly3:31
2-4I Had Never Imagined2:38
2-5The Harvest Is Past6:03

 

 

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