Rock Mass For Love (Decca DL-7-5328) 1971

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Along with The Electric Prunes’ Mass In F Minor, this is one of the better known rock masses Recorded live on March 21, 1971 at St. George’s Cathedral in Perth, Australia before an audience of 6,000. Musical backing is provided by the rock group Bakery and a jazz ensemble led by drummer Bruce Devenish. Bakery has a good muscular heavy rock sound typical of the times with some noteworthy guitar and organ action going down. The jazz parts aren’t bad either – sometimes atonal and experimental, other times with electric backing from Bakery The liturgical readings and message from the Very Reverend John Hazlewood, Dean Of Perth are lengthy, but at least he tosses some humor in. Kind of a jumbled mix overall, but intriguing none the less. All original music save for ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you George for the front and rear cover photos.

 

Tracks:

 

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Entry Song "Trust in the Lord"
1-2Kyrie Eleison
1-3Prayer for Love and First Reading (1 Cor. 13)
1-4"Consider the Heavens"
1-5Dean Hazlewood Talks
1-6"Song for the Creed"
1-7Prayer of the Church and "He ain't heavy, He's my Brother"
2-1"The Great Thanksgiving"
2-2"The Lord's Prayer
2-3"Lamb of God"
2-4Holy Communion Music
2-5Blessing and "Do You Really Care?"

 

 

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