Truth, Lies, Magic and Faith (Verve V6-5077) 1970?
Interesting mainstream rock release that puts a pew—shaking blue-eyed soul twist to spiritual material like ‘Swing Low Sweet Chariot’, ‘Joshua’, ‘Wade In The Water’, ‘Chariot To Ninevah’, ‘Just A Closer Walk With Thee”, ‘Go Down Moses’, plus some originals. Big fat commercial sound packed with strings, horns and a black gospel choir. Fans of Larry Norman and People will recognize the cover of ‘We Need A Whole Lot More Of Jesus And A Lot Less Rock And Roll’. Monda later emerged as the infamous Daddy Dewdrop with the hit single ‘Chick A Boom’ – and we all know what a classic hymn of the faith that was. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-3||God Please Take My Life||3:41|
|1-4||Swing Low Sweet Charriot – Joshua||5:01|
|1-5||A Wandering Carpenter||3:26|
|1-6||The Bible Salesman||3:16|
|2-1||We Need A Whole Lot More Of Jesus And A Lot Less Rock and Roll||3:15|
|2-2||Wade In The Water||3:18|
|2-3||Chariot To Nineveh||3:54|
|2-4||Just A Closer Walk With Thee||3:16|
|2-5||Go Down Moses||4:47|
|2-6||Glory Glory Hallelujah||4:27|