The Praise Album (Maranatha HS-777/8) 1974

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maranatha - Original front cover

Maranatha – Original front cover

 

Maranatha - 1979 reissue front cover

Maranatha – 1979 reissue front cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve never really cared for the whole easy listening style of contemporary praise music, the Maranatha series included. I will, however, make note of the debut here as it contains two very moving ballads: ‘Praise The Lord’ and the soft-electric—backed ‘Bring My Body Closer’. Both feature members of Love Song and would be right at home on either of their two studio lps. The minor-key acoustic round ‘Holy, Thou Art Holy’ also has some nice guitar work and harmonization. Simple “Jesus folk” expressions such as these had disappeared by the time of Praise II and the subsequent entries (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maranatha - Original rear cover

Maranatha – Original rear cover

 

Maranatha - Original rear cover

Maranatha – Original rear cover

 

Maranatha - 1979 reissue rear cover

Maranatha – 1979 reissue rear cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you Donald for the front and rear cover photos, the track list and the times.

 

Tracks:

 

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Heavenly Father 3:39
1-2Father I Adore You 2:31
1-3Praise The Lord 4:50
1-4Praise The Lord Together 1:15
1-5Thy Loving Kindness 2:12
1-6Set My Spirit Free 3:43
2-1Bring My Body Closer 3:28
2-2Love One Another 3:02
2-3Seek Ye First 2:45
2-4Cause Me To Come 2:36
2-5Holy, Thou Art Holy 2:36
2-6Peace Give I To Thee 3:03

 

 

 

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