Truth 0f Truths (Oak OR-1001) 1971







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One of the better known of the Christian rock operas, this classy two record production has a big fat soulful sound stacked with strings, brass, wood-winds, choir, featured soloists, rock band, and Jim Backus (Mr. Magoo, Gilligan’s Island’s Mr. Howell) as the voice of God. Portions have similarities to Superstar, though at least on this one Jesus isn’t left in the grave. A number of Bible themes are presented in song: creation, the fall, the flood, the tower of Babel, Sodom and Gomorrah, the 10 commandments, David, the life of Christ, culminating with ‘Prophesies Of The Coming Of The End Of The World’. A few heavy moments here and there, like the fuzz guitar on the opening instrumental ‘The Overture’. ‘John The Baptist’ and ‘Joseph Beloved Son Of Israel’ both possess a sophisticated ‘60s garage/psych aura – if nothing else these two tracks make Truth 0f Truths an essential item. I’ve mentioned before in here that I’ve never been a huge fan of the whole rock opera thing, but as far as the style goes I must say this is very professionally written, arranged and performed. Numerous individuals involved in the song-writing, though Ray Ruff appears to be the main man behind the concept. Gate-fold cover plus large lyric booklet. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

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I have not acquired this album yet.  Thank you George for the photos of this album.



Song #Song TitleTime
1-1The Overture

1-3The Fall4:52
1-4Forty Days And Forty Nights4:13
1-5Tower Of Babel2:12
1-6God Called On To Abraham3:04
1-7Sodom And Gomorrah Were The Cities Of Sin3:13
2-1Joseph Beloved Son Of Israel3:10
2-2Let My People Go4:05
2-3The Ten Commandmants2:45
2-4Song Of The Children Of Israel2:42
2-5David To Bathsheba3:02
2-6Turn Back To God3:12
2-7Prophecies Of The Coming Messiah3:23
3-1My Life Is In Your Hands2:50
3-2John The Baptist2:34
3-3He's The Light Of The World3:53
3-5The Last Supper4:45
3-6I Am What I Say I Am2:20
3-7The Trial5:15
4-1The Road4:00
4-2The Cross5:50
4-3Jesus Of Nazareth1:36
4-5He Will Come Again2:50
4-6Prophecies Of The Coming Of The End Of The World6:13