Living In The Joy (Gospel Te GT-206) 1977?



Waves Of Joy - Living In The Joy















The dated ‘70s flowered shirts of this Lake Jackson, Texas outfit don’t look too promising, but there just so happens to be a fine acoustic folk-rock lp hidden inside. With a fresh melodic style comparable to a home-grown Suncast or Dove, these three guys and two girls present brisk jangle-along original tunes like ‘Can’t You See’, ‘Dead Wood’ and ‘Faker’s Farewell’. Gentle dreamy ballads such as ‘Train Of Sorrows’ and ‘Hey You’ bring out the sincerity of the group’s delicate harmonies (I particularly like the one guy with the fragile somewhat shaky voice). Backed by a vibrant pastoral mix of acoustic guitars, flute, piano, drums and electric bass, the latter receiving periodic emphasis. Synthesizer and fuzz bass add a bit more rock kick to ‘In The Beginning’. Tasteful low-key string arrangements step in for a couple songs, including a cover of Larry Norman’s ‘Right Here In America’. Don’t judge this one by the cover! (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).



Waves Of Joy - Living (Bck)













I have not acquired this album yet.  Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.



Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Can’t You See 2:48
1-2Little Children 2:36
1-3Dead Wood 2:16
1-4Fakers Farewell 2:26
1-5Right Here In America 5:40
2-1Living In The Joy 2:39
2-2Jesus Lives 2:48
2-3Train Of Sorrows 3:34
2-4In The Beginning 2:15
2-5Hey You 2:37