Unto The Lord (PRP 44552) 1973
Unto The Lord is an equal triumph. It’s signiﬁcantly tamer than Hallelujah ! (less on the fuzz electric leads), but excels in achieving quality quiet melodic soft rock sounds with nice ﬂute accompaniment. Taped this one for Bob Felberg who listened to it on the beach and reportedly ﬂoated away (last spotted somewhere over the Atlantic). ‘Tell Everyone’ opens the lp with a breezy up-tempo summery sound augmented by jazzy electric piano, ﬂute, wah-wah guitar and percussion. Also sporting a lively groove are ‘Drink That Living Water’ (a twangy moment of levity with bmijo, kazoo and slide whistle) and ‘Only The Beginning’ (which brings back the heavy fuzz edge of the Hallelujah! lp). Some of the group’s most uplifting ballads can be found here, including ‘Here We Are Lord’, ‘I Will Sing Unto The Lord’, ‘City Of The Son’ and Keaggy/Sandquist’s ‘Eternally Grateful’ (the latter is the album’s sole non-original composition). There’s just a wonderful sense of joy throughout this entire album. The ﬁrst three Bridge albums are all custom pressings, very difficult to locate, and feature excellent watercolor sleeve art (the best cuts from each were made available on a compilation CD from Hidden Vision in 2002). Other bands have rocked harder, but few have touched my heart as much as The Bridge.
Tracks: 01. Tell Everybody 02. Here We Are Lord 03. My Treasure 04. Eternally Grateful 05. Drink The Living Water 06. I Will Sing Unto The Lord 07. Only The Beginning 08. City Of The Son Home