The Last Days (Crusade Enterprises LP 487) 1972
Another required co-ed folk and rock custom lp, this one outta Texas. Typically a gentle acoustic sound, quiet dreamy moods supplemented with piano and flute, but also a few hard-rocking surprises. Probably the frailest male lead singer you’ll ever hear, bringing an aching earnest heartfelt real-people charm to songs like ‘Weeping Willow’ and ‘I’ll Praise Him’. Also nice female vocals taking the spotlight on the delicate ballads ‘2000 Years Ago’ and ‘Modern Day Prodigal Son’. ‘His Love Is Real’ begins on a fragile note with soft edgy electric backing, then finishes with loud jolting garagy power chords. Likewise ‘Only His Few’ fakes us out with its calm intro, then explodes into action with some seriously heavy riffage. ‘Jesus Come Into My Life’ makes waves as well, folk rocking along to a crude plugged-in basement sound with groovy lead guitar. Look for the sunset cover with a clock in the sky about to strike twelve. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
This one was on the Heavenly Grooves Site. Tracks: 01. Jesus Loves You 02. 2000 Years Ago 03. His Love Is Real 04. Modern Day Prodigal Son 05. Jesus Come Into My Life 06. Only His Few 07. Plate Glass Window 08. Weeping Willow 09. I'll Praise Him 10. Daybreak Home