The New Has Come (Light LS-5703) 1976
Sleek jazzy pop-rock trio whose music is equal parts George Benson, Seawind, Sweet Comfort Band and Steve Lawrence, including some smooth cocktail crooning of thehighest order (‘Take My Yoke Upon You’ absolutely takes the cake, begging for karaoke action). Strong jazz angle throughout, primarily from Si Simonson’s snazzy keyboards, which include piano, Fender Rhodes, Hammond organ, synthesizer and Arp string ensemble. Rick Riso leads the vocals with his rich ﬂawless croon, while Jim DeLong’s drums provide the beat. Touches of disco (‘Set Your Mind’) and funk (‘Fill Me With Your Spirit’), along with some ultra-mellow ballads A few electric guitar leads here and there, along with soulful male/female background vocals. Can be excessively lustrous, almost to the point of being comical, yet frequently irresistible at the same time. (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||The New Has Come||4:01|
|1-2||I Feel Secure||4:05|
|1-3||Jesus Died For Me||3:49|
|1-4||I Love My Jesus||3:39|
|1-5||My Savior's Love||4:20|
|2-1||Set Your Mind||4:03|
|2-2||Take My Yoke Upon You||3:24|
|2-3||Fill Me With Your Spirit||3:53|
|2-4||Wings Of Salvation||3:54|
|2-5||Live In Jesus' Light||4:03|