Into His Presence (Christopher CH 105) 1974 Canada *
Five-man Weston, Ontario band with relaxed summery soft-rock style, Simply-arranged electric sound that includes soulful organ backing and respectable guitar leads, along with a bit of saxophone and ﬂute. The latter two instruments sometimes add a light jazz touch, as heard on ‘Living Water’, ‘New Morning’ and ‘Lord, Make Me Real’. Piano adds touches of laid back rural roots-rock ala The Band on cuts like ‘I Need You’ and ‘Jesus Is Near’, while ‘Sweet Spirit’ is enhanced by a Santana like instrumental passage. ‘lt’s Not So Hard’, ‘Prelude’ and the cello— backed ‘Your Presence’ are all effective mellow ballads. Back cover photo shows the guys inside their tour bus (shoulder-length hair for all of them).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo and the song list.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-3||I Need You|
|1-5||It’s Not So Hard|
|2-3||Jesus Is Near|
|2-4||Lord, Make Me Real|