The Carpenter’s Union (Today T503) 1972? Canada *





Carpenter's Union, The



Another one of them male/female Youth For Christ groups that sprung up like weeds in the early ‘70s. I’ll put these five Canadians in the upper percentile of the lot in spite of their watered-down Fifth Dimension white-bread pop-rock sound. The opener ‘One In The Spirit’ holds promise — a single disembodied female voice murmurs the familiar tune over a background of church bells, air raid sirens, artillery fire, and news broadcasts. Likewise ‘The Carpenter’ satisfies with its blend of organ and brass rock sounds. Much of the album, however, descends into Lawrence Welk elevator crooning with horns, MOR vocals, etc. On the plus side there’s some nice soulful organ accompaniment ala Blood, Sweat & Tears throughout, along with classy harpsichord (the latter makes for a catchy first—rate pop rendition of Free Design’s ‘Proper Ornaments’). And you can’t help but dig those giddy girl harmonies on ‘He Died On The Cross’. Two cover variations exists.   (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

Carpenter's Union - Carpenter's (Bck)

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



Song #Song TitleTime
1-1One In The Spirit2:05
1-2The Carpenter5:13
1-3I Would Love Him2:22
1-4Proper Ornaments2:53
1-5He Died On The Cross2:24
1-6Tell It All4:09
2-1Turn On To Jesus0:57
2-2Born Again2:37
2-3Broken Body5:02
2-4Look Beyond Yourself2:23
2-5One In The Spirit4:00