A New World (Good GTE 5010) 1970?
Three young guys from Nebraska Christian College and their three instruments: electric acoustic guitar, electric bass and drums. Visually they’ve got the look of those early clean-cut folk trios (the Martin label comes to mind), but the fact that they’re using an electric instead of a purely acoustic guitar provides a wonderful low-key garage-rock quality, even if they are still basically a folk group. Ultra home-made stripped down (but electric!) sound enveloping songs like ‘A New World’, ‘40 Days And 40 Nights’, ‘Walk By Calvary’, ‘Spirit Of God’, ‘Angels Keep Watching Over Me’, ‘Pass It On’ and the minor-key ‘Is New York City Your Home’, all rendered with creativity, sincerity and a certain amount of lovable amateur ineptness (including less-than-perfect vocals). One out-of-place traditional hymn with piano – other than that it’s fairly respectable stuff. Generic blue sundial cover with negative-image photo of the guys on the back. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.