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).
Thank you Donald for the inside gate-fold photos.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||Sing Praise To God||3:16|
|1-2||Cry Out Hosannah||2:46|
|1-3||Song Of Joy||2:25|
|1-5||Don't Let Your Heart Be Troubled||3:59|
|2-1||Maybe This Day||3:42|
|2-2||The Bride's Song||4:45|
|2-3||Behold I Come Quickly||3:31|
|2-4||I Had Never Imagined||2:38|
|2-5||The Harvest Is Past||6:03|