Latter Rain (Trinity Chapel LPS-1002) 1972

 

 

Five-star guy/gal folk-rock custom from seven-person California outfit. The music is primarily acoustic oriented, energized with bass and drums on the rhythm, often adorned with dreamy flute accompaniment. Latter Rain includes joyful upbeat expressions (the title track, ‘Possess The Land’) as well as gentle acoustic ballads (‘Compliments Of God’, the instrumental ‘Calling Of The Spirit’). Some of the songs such as ‘Salvation Has Come’, ‘Going Up To Glory’ and ‘Victory’ duplicate the style and charm of Rising Hope, one of my favorite Jesus folk-rock groups. Lovely male and female vocals taking turns in the lead, plus some wonderful spirited flower-power harmonies. Female solo ballads like ‘Servant Be Faithful’ and ‘Come Partake’ bring to mind the beauty of Marj Snyder’s music. The group was based out of Trinity Chapel in Cypress, California. The back cover describes the members’ various backgrounds: “the dope world, the hippie movement, the goodie goodie, the intellectual – all being brought together by Christ Jesus and Koinonia”. Band name is Greek for “fellowship”. (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).

I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Discogs for the label  photo and track list. Thank you Ken for the front cover photo.

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Latter Rain 2:32
1-2Salvation Has Come 3:08
1-3Compliments Of God3:16
1-4On My Way 2:25
1-5Going Up To Glory 2:50
2-1Possess The Land 2:21
2-2Servant Be Faithful 2:36
2-3Calling Of The Spirit 2:08
2-4Victory 3:48
2-5Come Partake 3:38

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