The Son Will Arise (no label, no # & New Born NB 7001) 1977
Praise got themselves a budget, shed most of the old folk-rock images, and strode forth into jazzy polished rock, pop and easy listening. The new Praise rocks fairly convincingly on ‘The Race’ and the southern-edged devil bashing ‘Darkness And Light’, both with respectable growling. On the other extreme are ultra-mellow string-orchestrated soft-jazz/MOR ballads like ‘Brighten Up My Day’, ‘Since You Came’ and ‘Army Of God’. Lots of in-between moods, some with a Sweet Comfort Band air like ‘Psalm of Guidance’ or the opening ‘Living Stones’. Jazzy horns, keyboards and electric guitar appear courtesy of members of the pre-Koinonia band Sonlight, including Hadley Hockensmith, Harlan Rogers, Bill Maxwell and Fletch Wiley. The original custom press has a beautiful color painting of a breaking wave. Later picked up by the New Born label as one of their earliest releases (NB 7001), where it was reissued in a totally different but equally impressive cover. (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).
Thanks John for sharing this one.
Thank you Donald for the custom label front and rear cover photos.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-2||Psalm Of Guidance|
|1-3||The Overcomer Song|
|1-4||Brighten Up My Day|
|1-5||Since You Came|
|2-2||The Son Will Arise|
|2-3||Darkness And Light|
|2-4||Army Of God|