Overland Stage (Epic KE 31319) 1972
Had this been a custom lp it would easily sell in three-digit ﬁgures as it’s fine ‘70s progressive rock with some of the complex song structure and vocal harmonies of Yes combined with the Latin organ—percussion base of Santana. Most of the songs are quite good and on occasion brilliant (in particular the psychedelic—meets-progressive ‘Brother Moses’). While big-label production values are evident here, most copies probably spent their life in the back vaults of radio stations along with all the other “Demo – Not For Sale”—stickered mainstream releases that never saw a hint of support. I suppose only three or four of these songs could really be called “Jesus music”, though the back cover boldly states “Six Jesus freaks playing rock and roll; what is this world coming to???”. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-3||She Will Leave Me||3:11|
|1-4||I'm Beginning To Tell It||2:58|
|2-1||To The Park||3:08|
|2-2||After You Leave Me||3:15|
|2-3||Don't You Believe It||3:11|
|2-4||It's Just Life||3:55|