Glory Road (Gospel Towne GT 00401)  1976

 

Magnificent folkrock custom from guy/girl Albuquerque, New Mexico outfit with fresh melodic style that’s very similar to Rising Hope (one of my all-time favorite Jesus Music groups),  along with touches of Dove, The Way and America.  Rich 12-string sound joined by Arp synthesizer, electric guitar, piano, bass and drums.  ‘Are You Ready’ and  the title track both shift in and out of fast/slow tempos, including lightning-fast  acoustic solos and lively bongo percussion (the title song also inserts some gritty electric guitar in the slower passages).  A few wholesome rural edges with steel guitar and harmonica can be found on ‘Allelujah’ and ‘Prodigal Son (The Fatted Calf)’.  Beautiful soaring folkrock presence to ‘Behold’, while ‘I Love You’, the mysterious ‘The Great Unconserned’ and ‘1500 Miles’ provide gorgeous ballad moods.  Great songwriting, dynamic musicianship and sincere male/female harmonies throughout.  As far as folkrock releases go, this really is quite exceptional.     (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

 

 

Tracks:

01. Allelujah

02. Behold

03. I Love You

04. Are You Ready

05 .Prodigal Son

06. Glory Road

07 – The Unconcerned

08. 1500 Miles

 

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