The Joyful Noise (Impact HWS 3034) 1970?
Zesty ‘60s folk/pop from youthful co-ed sextet (two girls, four guys) laying it down clean and smooth with a groovy “now sounds” attitude. Brisk 12-string sound coated over with mellow processed harmonies, occasionally fluffed up with loungy elevator sentiments. Sometimes sappy but more often catchy, the best songs like ‘Merry-Go-Round’ having an appealing flower-power vibe. Two of the guys are bearing trumpets (grrrrrrr), but they seem to work out okay on the few songs they’re used in. There’s a cover of Jonathan & Charles’ ‘Jesus Gives Me A Song’ done in a semi-goofy Tijuana style. Most songs credited to Lovett/Benson, including ‘Sing A Joyful Noise’, ‘Trust ‘You Wandered In Darkness’, ‘I Used To Wonder Why’ and ‘The Train’. Get with the now generation, man! (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).
I see 2 12-string guitars. diakoneo
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Ken for the front cover photos. Thank you Amazon.com for the label photos.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||Sing A Joyful Noise||2:11|
|1-3||Jesus Gives Me A Song||1:40|
|1-4||Come With Me||3:42|
|1-5||You Wandered In Darkness||3:10|
|1-6||I Used To Wonder Why||3:17|
|2-3||Walking in The Light||3:56|