Just Live By Faith (Valtron V-2717) 1973
Whoever The Project were they scored a winner here with this excellent home-made combination of rural acoustic rock and authentic country folk and blues. There’s scarcely any info on the sleeve save for simple b&w lettering bearing the group name, album title, song listing and the phrase “God does not need you — but you need The record label says it was recorded in Helena, Montana. Mostly an acoustic setting with just guitar and electric bass, the exception being the twangy electric opening title tune with psychy wah—wah like Joyful Noise’s Electric Gospel. Blues inﬂuences ala ASFB surface on the boogie-vibed ‘Jesus Will Provide The Answers’, while ‘Created By Only A Voice’ gets a nice heavy rockin’ bass line. The purity and charm carries over into the slower ballad tracks as well. The vocals have a real backwoods heartfelt sincerity (the girl’s voice especially has a pleasant rustic hue seldom heard in Christian music). Twelve songs in all, mostly originals from what I can tell. ] (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you George for the rear cover photo.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||Just Live By Faith||3:00|
|1-2||God Our Creator||3:55|
|1-3||Jesus Christ, Our King||1:57|
|1-4||Before You Lose Your Soul||2:10|
|1-5||Hooked On Jesus||2:27|
|1-6||Cross In Pain||3:05|
|2-1||Jesus Will Provide The Answers||2:52|
|2-2||The Key is To Love Him||4:02|
|2-3||Road Called Straight||2:04|
|2-4||I was Traveling Life’s Highway||2:30|
|2-5||Created By Only A Voice||2:42|