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 for the label photos.  Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.


Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Sing A Joyful Noise2:11
1-2Trust Him3:02
1-3Jesus Gives Me A Song1:40
1-4Come With Me3:42
1-5You Wandered In Darkness3:10
1-6I Used To Wonder Why3:17
2-1The Train2:31
2-2People Listen3:00
2-3Walking in The Light3:56
2-4The Man2:54
2-6Be Strong2:10