This Side Of Eternity, 1st version (Revelation  D5051)  1973

 

First Revelation - This Side Of Eternity

First Revelation is the Long Island duo of Danny and Lynda Kimer, together with drummer John Hauser.  This Side Of Eternity‘s actually their second lp, following their excellent home made rock/psych lp Gospel under the name Danny & Lynda (see entry).  This custom album is just as good, perhaps even more consistent than their debut.  Danny’s guitar is in top form: fuzz and wah-wah reign freely on ‘Where Could I Go’ which features a strong contender for guitar solo of the century.  Just try and resist the urge to break into air guitar acrobatics!  More growling distorted electric licks can be found scurrying out-of-control on ‘As Long As You Listen’, ‘New Jerusalem’ and the doo-woop-ish ‘Lord, Come Into My Life’.  The title track is a nice quiet piece (with violin accompaniment), as are ‘All My Trials’, ‘Jesus Loves Me’, and ‘Amazing Grace’.  For ‘Lord’s Last Supper’ and ‘Swing Low Sweet Chariot’ Danny pulls out a banjo and gets down into some mean bluegrass (Lynda’s novelty synths on the latter are hilarious).  Guitar heroes are a rarity in this game – what a pity more people haven’t discovered Danny Kimer.      (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

 

This one was on the Heavenly Grooves blog.

 

Tracks:

01. This Side Of Eternity

02. Where Could I Go

03. Jesus Loves Me

04. Lord Come Into My Life

05. Lords Last Supper

06. As Long As You Listen

07. All My Trials

08. New Jerusalem

09. Amazing Grace

10. Swing Low Sweet Chariot

 

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