That I May Dwell Among Them (Sharing SC 001) 1975 UK *
That I May Dwell Among Them is a conceptual album (i.e., “musical”) that begins with themes such as ‘Song Of Creation” and ‘Adam’, then progresses on through the life of Christ to ‘The Holy City’. It’s a diverse set that encompasses such styles as rock, pop and folk, all with a decent underground electric edge comparable to Reﬂection. Parts are similar to Inside Looking Out, right down to that dog-gone trombone that has to be tolerated from time to time. ‘Creation’ and ‘Wilderness’ have strong art-rock inclinations that include attractive spacey wordless female singing. The latter song (re-interpreted from Inside Looking Out) also works in a progressive Kraut-rock groove with inspiring fuzz electric leads. ‘Call On Him’ gets a boogie rhythm going, while ‘This Man Jesus’ slows things down for an effective sultry mirror-key mood. Songs are all connected by short narrations from Pastor W. Barratt. Peculiar cover photo of man dressed as an Old Testament priest, arms raised, standing in a dry-ice fog (my initial impression was either a Shriner or maybe one of Sam the Sham’s Pharaohs). The debut release for this small UK custom label. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo and the song list.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-2||Song Of Creation|
|1-6||Jesus Was His Name|
|2-1||Call On Him|
|2-2||What Shall It Profit A Man|
|2-3||This Man Jesus|
|2-4||He Is Risen (Live)|
|2-5||The Holy City|