This Could Be The Beginning (Trutone TR-520573) 1977?
Loud and fierce energy-packed Southern rock custom with mean Skynyrd kind of sound and killer guitar leads all over. So what if they’re from Jersey and the lead guitarist and songwriter’s a Nazarene reverend? – these guys sizzle! ‘Gospel’ kicks things off and sets the pace with its raging electric guitar action. Songs like ‘Love’ and the slow intense blues rocker ‘Damascus Road’ also set off an impressive array of hard guitar fireworks. ‘Prisoner’, ‘Messiah’ and ‘Sinai Mountain’ are all solid pieces in the Southern/classic rock tradition. But it’s the title track that takes the cake: eight minutes of heavy classic rock of epic Fraction-like proportions that begins with a wispy mysterious mood before building to an incredibly powerful climax (with some spooky reverbed apocalyptic Scripture readings in the middle). On the lighter side are the ballad ‘All I’ve Done’, the happy-go-lucky harmonica country rocker ‘Time’ and the brief closing afterthought ‘Jesus Loves Me’. No fluff whatsoever. Good production for a custom, not too clean, not too primitive. Makes a great companion to Damascus Road’s I Am A Light. From Oradell, New Jersey. (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).
04. Sinai Mountain
06. All I’ve Done
09. This Could Be the Beginning
10. Jesus Loves Me