Soon (no label no #) 1971

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although they’re from the opposite end of the country, New Jersey’s Maranatha has that same long-haired home-grown west-coast guitar psych sound as Spokane’s Wilson McKinley. In fact I might go so far as to say that Soon is on equal footing with the classic Spirit Of Elijah — it’s that good. Guitarist Charlie Rizzo would later emerge with the more Southern-edged Ernrnaus Road Band, but here the style seems much more garage angled and hippie jamming. Loud hard-rock electric action on ‘Maranatha’, ‘Resurrection’, ‘Deeper Than The Mighty Rolling Sea’, and ‘Coming Of The Lord’, while ‘Do You Know My Jesus’, ‘Let Us Rise’ and ‘Amen’ explore more acoustic moods. Some fun lively “Johnny B Goode’—sty1ed r&r on “I Found Jesus’. An insanely rare private press and easily one of the top US Christian monsters. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

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This one was on the Heavenly Grooves blog if I remember correctly. Thank you George for the front and rear cover photos..

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Tracks:

 

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Do You Know My Jesus
1-2Maranatha
1-3Let Us Rise
1-4Jesus, Son Of God
1-5Resurrection
2-1Rapture Song
2-2I Found Jesus
2-3Deeper Than The Mighty Rolling Sea
2-4Coming Of The Lord
2-5Amen

 

 

 

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