This One’s For You, Jesus (FourMost FM7116CS) 1971?







Young And Free - This One's For You Jesus

Not my favorite label as it tends to be dominated with slick easy listening Youth For Christ groups. Young And Free are similarly affiliated yet seem to have escaped some of the excesses of the movement. The music is the usual blend of folk, pop and light rock applied to cover songs (‘I Believe In Music’, ‘Sitting At The Feet Of Jesus’, ‘Look To Your Soul’) but perhaps because this is an earlier release it has a thinner low-budget sound, more like just the band (four guys, one girl) and their instruments – and that works in their favor. The vocals are more natural, less polished and there’s no orchestration. The organ is used quite a bit, sometimes with an eerie effect (the slowed down ‘They’ll Know We Are Christians’), other times cranked up in rock mode like ‘Listen!’ where they cut loose significantly. Even includes a substantial drum solo in ‘It’s A New World’. Still some muzak wafts floating through here and there, but enough interesting things happening here to get my seal of approval. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

Young & Free - This (Bck)

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



Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Big, Big Man2:05
1-2I’m Feeling Fine2:59
1-3Peace Like A River3:00
1-4 Walk A Mile In My Shoes2:58
1-5I’ve Got Confidence3:17
2-1Don’t Be A Loser2:22
2-2Try A Little Kindness2:05
2-3Put Your Hand In The Hand2:37
2-4God Speaking To You1:44
2-5Oh Happy Day4:14
2-6My All Is Thine2:13