The Roar Of Love  (Sparrow  SPR-1033)  1980

 

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It’s on The 2nd Chapter Of Acts’ fourth studio lp The Roar Of Love where the group experiences their creative peak.  Inspired by C. S. Lewis’ book ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ (from ‘The Chronicles Of Nania’ series), this album shows 2CA at their most artistic, their most “progressive”.  The MOR edges that often characterized Mansion Builder are completely gone, Annie’s song-writing has never been better, Omartian’s varied synthesizer sounds are magical and Phil Keaggy’s lead guitar is first rate.  Perhaps it was the idea of doing a conceptual work that allowed more room for varied expression, as titles like ‘Are You Going To Nania’, ‘Lucy’s Long Gone’, ‘Turkish Delight’, ‘Alsan Is Killed’, ‘Witch’s Demise/Get It Into Your Head’ and ‘White Stag’ attest.  At any rate The Roar Of Love is probably the closest ccm has ever come to perfection.  Attractive fold-out cover with colorful painting of Aslan the lion.  (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

 

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2ND CHAPTER OF ACTS albums, a fascinating history and store can be found on their web site.

 

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Are You Goin’ to Narnia?3:26
1-2Lucy’s Long Gone1:46
1-3Tell the Truth2:27
1-4Turkish Delight3:00
1-5Son of Adam, Daughter of Eve2:16
1-6Christmas, Where Are You?1:50
1-7Gifts from Father Christmas1:54
1-8Aslan is Killed2:28
2-1The Roar of Love2:28
2-2I’ve Heard the Stars Sing Before2:13
2-3He’s Broken Thru3:14
2-4Witch’s Demise / Get It Into Your Head2:40
2-5Something is Happening in me2:03
2-6White Stag3:25

 

Personnel

  • 2nd Chapter of Acts – vocals & crystal glasses
  • Leland Sklar – bass
  • David Kemper – drums
  • Michael Omartian – keyboards, synthesizers & instrumental arrangements
  • Phil Keaggy & Jay Graydon – guitars
  • Alex Cima – synthesizer programming
  • Matthew Ward – whistle
  • Joel Strasser – photography
  • Larry McAdams – illustration & designTracks:

 

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