The Sands Of Time (Rite 25396) 1970?
A trip to your local Salvation Army thrift store is likely to reveal some albums on the Rite record label – scores of awful home-made albums that would seem to have no artistic reason to exist. I’ve got a feeling most collectors would lump The Sands Of Time into the same lot – but something about them’s got me hooked. Back cover photos of three college guys with guitars and upright bass would seem to indicate a folk lp, but putting the needle to the groove reveals instead a Holiday Inn lounge cocktail kind of jazz with show-offy piano frills, trumpet leads, muzak harmonies, and percussion shufﬂing along in a light bossa nova beat. Dam near threw it out after the ﬁrst listen, somehow it found its way back to the turntable – now it literally grows on me with every play. Could be schlock, could be gauche charm – whatever it is I like it. Then again they just might be your bummer for the day. Member Pete Carlson went on to record several solo lps. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||The Sands Of Time||3:37|
|1-3||I Looked For Love||3:03|
|1-4||My Friend And I||3:10|
|1-5||I Could Not Live Without Him||2:35|
|2-1||Day In, Day Out||3:40|
|2-3||The Savior Is Waiting||2:29|
|2-4||I Would Love Him||2:21|
|2-5||He Died On A Cross||2:26|