In The Volume Of The Book (Myrrh MSA-6542-LP) 1975
From the classical string-backed ‘Start Every Day With A Smile’ to the hard-rocking ‘Yahweh’ to the graceful ‘The Grey Song’ to the dynamic ‘Last Day Of My Life’, 2nd Chapter delivers an even more impressive 5-star follow-up to their debut. Michael Omartian and Michael Been return on keyboards and bass respectively, while Phil Keaggy joins the gang with his always-welcome skillful lead guitar work, growling away quite loudly on ‘Hey, Whatcha Say’ and the aforementioned ‘Yahweh’. Matthew’s voice in particular shows considerable development, and he gets a deserved solo opportunity in ‘Psalm 63’ (which he co-wrote with Richard Souther). Effective use of brass on a few songs. ‘Something Tells Me’, ‘Now That I Belong To You’, ‘Borrowed Time’, ‘Morning Comes When You Call’, ‘Keep On Shinin’, ‘Prince Song’ — every song on here is strong and has inspiring Christ-centered lyrics. Simply put, this is Jesus music at its best. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
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|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||Start Everyday With a Smile||0:54|
|1-3||Something Tells Me||3:29|
|1-4||The Grey Song||1:56|
|1-5||Now That I Belong to You||4:04|
|2-1||Morning Comes When You Call||3:10|
|2-3||Last Day of My Life||3:08|
|2-4||Hey, Whatcha’ Say||3:20|
|2-5||Keep on Shinin’||3:13|
|2-6||I Can’t Get Near You||2:18|