How The West Was One (Myrrh MSY-6598) 1977
Essential three-record concert featuring two of Jesus music’s best. As with 2nd Chapter’s live To The Bride collaboration with Barry McGuire, musical backing provided by “a band called David”: Herb Melton (bass), Gene Gunnels (drums) and Richard Souther (keyboards). Intro bits and audience interaction are left intact to preserve the concert atmosphere. The Keaggy set is stellar: Three sides that reveal a true performer – one wonders what possible reason there could be for this being his only live project released to date. Ever the improviser he provides subtly different angels on his songs’ studio versions, extending tracks like ‘Time’ and ‘Rejoice’ out to 9:44 and 16:22 respectively. The testimonial ‘My Life’ is unavailable on his studio lps. The 2nd Chapter sides show the group at their peak, with Mr. Keaggy lending his lead guitar as he did on In The Volume Of The Book. Several songs from that lp as well as With Footnotes appear here. Two are from Annie Herring’s first solo lp and a couple appear nowhere else. No excuse for not having this. It’s a classic. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
2ND CHAPTER OF ACTS albums, a fascinating history and store can be found on their web site.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|A2||Hey, Watcha Say||3:38|
|A4||Keep On Shinin'||3:27|
|A6||I Fall in Love/Change||4:43|
|A7||Now That I Belong to You||3:43|
|B2||What a Day||5:56|
|B4||Love Broke Thru||3:37|
|B6||Take Me Closer||5:07|
|D2||Just the Same||4:08|
|E4||Dance With You||3:08|
|E5||Which Way the Wind Blows||4:44|
|E7||Something Tells Me||3:52|
|F7||Medley: Morning Comes When You Call and The Son Comes Over the Hill||6:20|