Morning Breaks So Softly (Master Productions 771155)  1977


Jerry Holthusen – Morning Breaks So Softly front

Moody soft rock and folk custom, remarkable in that it’s absolutely drenched in psychy warbled phased tremolo guitar.  On all ten tracks!  Perhaps Jerry heard those effects on songs like Bread’s ‘Diary’ and ‘If”, thought it was the coolest thing on earth , and decided to make a whole album out of the deal.  Ballads move along gently with bell-like electric piano chiming in while jangly 12-string, bass, drums and backing vocals from Beth and Gwen Holthusen fill out the sound.  All comes together on the powerful closing track ‘Yesterday Is Gone’.   Recorded in Nebraska and housed in one of those generic sunset-on-the-water covers.  Never has mellow been so … so wild!    (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).

Thanks John for this music.



01. Morning Breaks So Softly

02. As A Child

03. Please Come In

04. I Believe

05. Thank You Jesus

06. Fill Me With Your Spirit

07. Jesus’ Prayer

08. Our Every Prayer

09. Tribulation

10. Yesterday Is Gone