Illusive Dream (Mark MRS 2161) 1972?








Sound Foundation, The - The Illusive Dream







Boy did I get snookered on this one. After hearing their rocky version of ‘Spirit In The Sky’ on the Jesus Power compilation (included here also), noticing they were on the same label as the hard-rockin’ Agape, and seeing that long-haired rebel on the cover, I had expectations of an lp of monstrous proportions. Well, it weren’t to be cuz what we have here instead is an album of muzak. That’s right – muzak – as in the elevator variety. Mind you it’s fairly decent muzak (oxymoron?) Half the album anyway – these guys have studied their Percy Faith and Ray Conniff. The rest is lightweight choral/rock attempts. No original material here – lotta Carmichael tunes, ‘Oh Happy Day’, ‘Jesus Is A Soul Man’, blah blah blah, Things do pick up slightly for ‘Don’t Be A Loser’. Probably not of interest for most – good schlock value for me. Highly recommended for Christian grocery store play. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).








Sound Foundation - Illusive (Bck)








I have not acquired this album yet.  Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo and the track list.




Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Spirit In The Sky
1-2Quiet Place
1-3Oh Happy Day
1-4A Better Life
1-5Where Has He Gone
1-5The Answer
2-1The Illusive Dream
2-2Don’t Be A Loser
2-3On Jordan’s Stormy Banks
2-4Nobody Wanted Him
2-5Jesus Is A Soul Man