Hymns For Now 1 (Concordia 79-9020) 1972

 

From the way these albums are packaged you’d think they were merely an instructional companion to the folk hymn books of the same name. What’s not obvious from looking at the cover is that there’s a quaint little co-ed folk band interpreting these songs. The first two albums have a simple low-tech charm that breathes life onto late ‘60s youth standards like ‘They’ll Know We Are Christians’, ‘Gonna Sing My Lord’, ‘Lord Of The Dance’, ‘All My Trails’, ‘Sons Of God’, etc, utilizing guitars, bass, banjo, harmonica, and a cheesy organ. Don’t confuse these albums with the ones that just say For Now One and For Now Two – those are Indelible Inc’s hard rock re-vamps of the same songs. The third lp identifies the group as Chronicle and from what I can tell it’s a different band The organ is gone and the vocal harmonies are tighter, closer to the sound of Jack Miffleton and The Group. The songs are more obscure, too, but the appeal is most certainly still there.    (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).

 

 

I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo. Thank you Discogs for the track list.

 

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Let Us Break Bread Together
1-2Thank You
1-3Lord Of The Dance
1-4What Will I Do?
1-5Sons Of God
2-1Go For Me
2-2Clap Your Hands
2-3Nicene Creed
2-4They'll Know We Are Christians By Our Love
2-5Song Maybe For Teenage Christians

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