Mark— A Rock Gospel (Jot LP 101) 1975

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panorama

 

 

 

 

 

A two—album journey in song through the book of Mark, written by Robert/Bob Beck, performed by himself along with seven others. As the title suggests the style is rock, though not really the “rock opera” or “musical” sound, but more in the small electric male/female combo direction. Groovy swirling Bosstown organ is all over the place here along with jangling electric guitar, bringing a strong psych undercurrent to a good half-dozen tracks. ‘The Loaves’ and the lively wah—wah jamming ‘Seeds’ are exceptional, while the progressive instrumental ‘The Death Of The Baptist’ makes for a classic flashback to the best of 1968 psychedelia. A couple talk-sung numbers in ‘The Paralytic Walking Talking Blues’ and ‘Temple Talk’, the latter over nothing but a brisk rim/cymbal swing beat. Artsy jazz flourishes surface here and there courtesy of Beck’s piano. All you collectors of the more rad styles will want this one. Neat red and purple gate-fold cover. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

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Mark A Rock Gospel (In Lt)

Mark A Rock Gospel (In Rt)

Mark A Rock Gospel (Bck)

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I have not acquired this album yet.  Thank you George for the front and rear cover photos.  Thank you Donald for the inside gate-fold and improved rear cover photo as well as the track list.

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Tracks:

 

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1The Desert
1-2The Call
1-3The Desert (Reprise)
1-4The Leper
1-5The Paralytic
1-6On A Sabbath Day
1-7Seed
2-1Daughter, Daughter
2-2The Death Of The Baptist
2-3The Loaves
2-4He Is The Messiah
3-1On The Road
3-2Transfiguration
3-3On The Road (Reprise)
3-4Last And First
3-5On The Road (Final Reprise)
3-6Hosanna
3-7The Temple
3-8The Vineyard
4-1Temple Talk
4-2Mark 13
4-3The Supper
4-4Into Your Hands
4-5Saturday
4-6He Is Risen

 

 

 

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