The Lord’s Prayer (Peter Pan 8140) 1971?
Cover band’s cash-in on spiritually-themed hits of the times – concept similar to The God Squad’s Jesus Christ’s Greatest Hits, or for that matter Larry Norman’s Streams 0f White Light. My guess is the band was just a group of studio musicians gathered together for this one-off deal. Not a record I would have guessed to be that interesting, but it’s got a surprising amount of electric guitar and garage-rock attitude, albeit tempered to a degree with commercial orchestration. Their cover of ‘Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho’ certainly rips – there’s fuzz soloing all over the place! ‘Give Thanks Unto The Lord (Psalm 136)’ is also fairly strong. Loud grungy cover of ‘Spirit In The Sky’ – note how it stays true to its “never been a sinner” lyric, while ‘My Sweet Lord’ retains those background Hare Krishna ﬁlls toward the end. Other cuts: ‘Let It Be’, ‘Wayfaring Stranger’, ‘Put Your Hand In The Hand’, ‘He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands’, ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’ and the Sister Janet Mead title song. Check out the liner notes to Norman’s Streams for further enlightenment on this phenomenon. Cool psychedelic cover art. How this thing ended up on the children’s Peter Pan label is beyond me. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||The Lord's Prayer|
|1-2||Let It Be|
|1-3||My Sweet Lord|
|1-4||Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho|
|1-5||Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho|
|2-1||Put Your Hand In The Hand|
|2-2||Swing Low Sweet Chariot|
|2-3||Spirit In The Sky|
|2-5||He's Got The Whole World In His Hands|