Love Song And Other Greats (Myrrh MSA-6554-LP) 1974
The Sonlight Orchestra is mainly synthesizer “genius” Kim Rose, joined by seven others on drums, keyboards, guitar, bass, ﬂute, recorder and percussion. The project is overseen by producer Austin Roberts, who also came up with the original idea for the group. They play what might be called “progressive easy listening” instrumental versions of Jesus music standards like ‘Fool’s Wisdom’, ‘Since I Opened Up The Door’, ‘1 Wish We’d All Been Ready’, ‘Easter Song’ and ‘Didn’t He’. No strings or horns, thankfully. Every now and then there’s a brief vocal bit on the chorus to remind you what song it is. As far as Christian instrumental music goes this is nowhere near as fun as Ralph Carmichael’s The Electric Symphony; still it’s miles above the pathetic dreck of things like the Praise Strings. Still kind of sappy and never really gets rockin’, but at least the synth angle is semi-creative. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the front and rear cover photo, as well as the song list.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-4||Since I Opened Up The Door||2:36|
|1-6||I Wish We'd All Been Ready||2:38|
|2-2||It Won't Be Long||4:27|