A Thief In The Night (Gospel World GW-SLP-467) 1970?
This one cracks me up. Church band of seven guys (a couple of whom look about 12 years old!) doing “Christianized” versions of secular songs. Feel the Beatles cringe as they sing “Something in the way Jesus moves…”. ‘Amazing Grace’ to the tune of ‘House Of The Rising Sun’. ‘Oh Happy Day’ with a drum solo. All backed with a low-budget electric rock sound and a guitarist stuck on the same riff throughout the whole lp. Darn right awful at times, yet brims with a charm and sincerity that pulls you in. No credits given anywhere – even the band members are referred to only as “Tim”, “Steve”, etc. Those smug grins on the back cover tell me they had fun doing this project. Don’t bother with their other album Inside-Out as it’s just ordinary gospel. File next to Wauhob Family. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Brian for the song list and times. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-3||Look For Love||1:59|
|1-4||So Very Happy||1:59|
|2-1||Bridge Over Troubled Water||3:19|
|2-3||I've Got Confidence||2:06|
|2-4||Thief In The Night||2:45|
|2-6||Sweet Holy Spirit 4:54||4:54|