Natural High (Light LS-5558-LP) 1970?

 

 

Your basic Ralph Carmichael and Kurt Kaiser youth project, which in spite of being called a “folk musical” comes across more like a Christian mixture of Hair, Up With People, Burt Bacharach and The Brady Bunch. Most of the rock crowd back then probably would have snickered at it, but in retrospect the album actually has a semi-unique pop-rock sound, a dated kitschy square-becomes-hip sort of deal. Big arrangements and production, including some period electric guitar and organ, lively ensemble vocals, spiced up with lingo like “hey man”, “outasite!” and “that’s groovy!”. Join the character of Murph on his spiritual journey as he and the gang roll through titles like ‘We’re On Our Way’, ‘Get Myself Together’ ‘The Sequence Of Events’, ‘I’m All Thumbs’ and ‘God Doesn’t See Us Through The Flowers’. ‘Searching Questions’, ‘God Can See Us’, ‘When I Think Of The Cross’ and ‘Moment Of Truth’ are some of the better known songs here. Features the Ralph Carmichael Young People, with solo performances by John Bahler, Kim Carmichael, Gene Morford, Jackie Ward and Tom Bahler. (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).

I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo of Ken’s front and the front and rear of the alternative cover  as well as the track list.

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-01We're On Our Way
1-02Outasite!
1-03From Out Here
1-04The Sequence Of Events
1-05It's Our World
1-06Thursday Night
1-07Too Bad About Ginny
1-08Get Myself Together
1-09Searching Questions
1-10Teamwork
1-12I'm All Thumbs
2-01Natural High
2-02What Gives You The Right?
2-03I Have No Right
2-04Someone Loved Me First
2-05I Can See God
2-06God Doesn't See us Through The Flowers
2-07God Can See Us
2-08When I Think Of The Cross
2-09My Little World
2-10 Natural High Reprise
2-11Moment Of Truth

 

 

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