Have You Seen Jesus My Lord (FEL 542) 1970
Took me forever to find this one but once in my hands I immediately fell in love with it. Superb follow-up to The Cold Cathedral with a similar yet more mature sound ranging from simple acoustic James Taylor styled folk (‘Jesus Is My Song’, ‘Sons Of Cain’) to dynamic tracks that feature the gospelly background vocals of The Danniebelles (‘Jesus My Lord’, ‘Way Of All Flesh’). Some of John’s most moving song-writing ‘The Word’ and ‘Light’ in particular touch me in a powerful way, as well as the delicate piano ballad ‘Love’. Country influences show up again on a few songs, including a twangy pedal steel version of ‘Trust And Obey’. ‘Jesus In Me’ gets a bit of a rock/organ groove going, while the closing ‘Death Is Swallowed Up’ borrows its melody from classical composer Saint-Saens’ Organ Symphony. It’s easy to see why this gentleman is one of the most revered from the early scene. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||Jesus My Lord||3:58|
|1-2||Jesus Is My Song||2:56|
|1-3||Way of All Flesh||3:00|
|1-4||Jesus in me||3:31|
|2-2||Sons of Cain||2:56|
|2-5||Trust and Obey||2:56|
|2-6||Death Is Swallowed Up||3:02|