Jeremy Spencer And The Children (Columbia KC 31990) 1972







Jeremy Spencer-front








One day in 1972, at the height of blues rock band Fleetwood Mac’s early success, Jeremy Spencer was recruited by the Children of God (COG) as he wandered down town Los Angeles. Though he was scheduled to play that night he never showed up for the show. A year later the band members tracked him down to the group’s training warehouse where Spencer had changed his name to Jonathan (in accordance to the COG’s practice of forsaking the old life and taking on a new biblical name) and informed them that he had renounced the materialism of the rock’n’roll lifestyle to live with the group. The lyrical content and front cover artwork evinces the apocalyptic focus of the group. Even with this release Spencer’s talents as a premiere slide guitarist are in evidence. DD (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).








Jeremy Spencer-back







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




Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Can You Hear the Song2:58
1-2The World in Her Heart3:12
1-3Joan of Arc3:50
1-4The Prophet3:25
1-5When I Looked to See the Sunshine4:35
2-1Let's Get on the Ball4:27
2-2Someone Told Me3:40
2-3Beauty for Ashes2:54
2-4War Horse6:04
2-5I Believe in Jesus2:21