Rapture Practice (Rapture NR10458) 1979

 

 

 

 

 

Hardy, Kevin & Tom Scott - Rapture Practice

 

 

 

Surprisingly well-produced custom project with clean and smooth sound spanning two disks of predominantly acoustic rock and ballads with some jazz influences. Tom and Kevin are the main players as well as the composers, skillfully handling guitars and keyboards (including a couple dandy synth solos). Other folks are in here assisting on lead guitar, drums, bass, flute, and sax. Sometimes it’s pure cocktail lounge jazz, most overtly on ‘A New Song’ which stretches out to eight minutes, allowing Tom an extensive piano improvisation, perhaps inspired by Claude Bolling’s Suite For Flute With Jazz Piano. Other successful one shots include hard—edged r ‘n’ r (‘Hear The Wind”), Caribbean rock (‘1 Am The Way’), and the eight-minute power-praise anthem ‘Alleluia’. Lots of variety in here but mostly guitars in polished folky mode. Title track provides instructions for preparing for Jesus’ return: “Plant your feet and bend at the knees, jump into the air as high as you please, raise your hands and wiggle your fingers, it’s the time to train and not the time to linger, we’re havin’… rapture practice”. The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

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Kevin Hardy - Rapture (In Lt)

Kevin Hardy - Rapture (In Rt)

Kevin Hardy - Rapture (Bck)

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I have not acquired this album yet.   Thank you Donald for the inside gate-fold and rear cover photos.

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Tracks:

 

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Smile
1-2Revelation 21
1-3Children’s Song
1-4Love Me Now
2-1Hear The Wind
2-2Love Song
2-3Changin’
2-4Thank You, Lord
2-5Rapture Practice
3-1A New Song
3-2Alleluia
4-1I Am The Way
4-2Melody Of Love
4-3He Changed My Life
4-4This Is My Cry

 

 

 

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