Power To Love (Sonburst SBR 103) 1975








James O'Connell-front






As the title of one of his songs attests, James O’Connell is ‘Supernaturally High’. Yep it’s another one of them long-haired hippie-type Jesus people persons armed with a guitar and a message. Early Pat Terry is the comparison that initially comes to mind for this fine blend of rural rock, country folk, acoustic ballads, and breezy soft rocks The aforementioned song has some cool spacey synthesizer, flute and echoed vocals while ‘You Don’t Really Have To Hide’ includes some distant eerie choral-like effects. Both these tracks are carried by a brisk trippy hypnotic rhythm and crisp CSN—ish acoustic guitar, making for some very hip west-coast folk-rocking Nice ethereal mellotron accompaniment joining soft piano on the gentle acoustic ‘Rainbow Hill’. From the same small label that gave us equally good albums by Rich Martin and Shiloh. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

James O'Connell-back

I have not acquired this album yet.  Thank you George for both the front and rear cover on this one. This one was on Heavenly Groves blog.



Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Spiritual Gold
1-2When You Believe
1-3Lift Up Your Voices
1-4Supernaturally High
1-5Psalm 34
2-1Power to Love
2-2Thank You Lord
2-3Rainbow Hill
2-4You Don't Really Have to Hide
2-5Jesus Come Be My Lord