Love Song (Good News GNR-08100) 1971

 

 

 

Landmark Jesus music foursome of Chuck Girard, Tom Coomes, Jay Truax, and Bob Wall whose debut soft-rock offering is a cherished classic of the Jesus generation. Released on one of the premier then burgeoning Christian labels, this album deserves all the praise it gets. Or should I say the God who inspired it, for it captures the worshipfulness, excitement, and simplicity of the artists’ new-found faith in a beautiful way. And the decent production doesn’t hurt either. Love Song perfected the recipe for melodic pop ballads (or “power” ballads like ‘Freedom’) with side orders of folk-rock and country tossed in. ‘Two Hands’, ‘Little Country Church’, ‘Front Seat Back Seat’ – what new creature from the early days hasn’t heard of these tunes? Christian music has since forged on into other areas, from the artistic to the evangelistic to the nauseating. But considering the era in which this album was created, it’s doubtful that expressions like that of Love Song will ever be duplicated.    (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).

I apologize if some of these are repost like this one, however when I did a search to verify that it had indeed been posted before I got no results. I believe I did post these albums before but with negative results on my search I can only surmise that a link has been lost to the old site or it was not posted. Rather than not post because I think I posted it I will repost as they are albums that are worth hearing.     diakoneo

 

 

 

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

 

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1 A Love Song 1:46
1-2Changes 1:47
1-3Two Hands 3:37
1-4Little Country Church2:39
1-5 Freedom3:47
1-6Welcome Back 4:38
2-1Front Seat, Back Seat 3:00
2-2Let Us Be One 3:13
2-3And The Wind Was Low 3:25
2-4A Brand New Song 2:33
2-5Feel The Love 5:08
2-6A Love Song (Reprise) 0:47

 

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