Horizon Special (Horizon International Ministries HIM-1001) 1980


There’s not a whole lot of info on the background of this live lp, but it appears to be a very obscure custom-made production. The Darrell Mansfield Band rocks heavily with live energetic versions of ‘Heaven Southwestem’ and ‘He Has Overcome’, the latter stretching out to just over eight minutes. Also a rare opportunity to hear Parable live with ‘The Plain Truth’, as well as Chuck Butler leading an audience sing-along of Karen Lafferty’s ‘Seek Ye First’. A group called The Last Generation Band closes the album with a strong jazz-edged rocker titled ‘Running Away’. Of less interest are contemporary gospel/pop artists Jack Searle (‘Hold On’) and Brian & Kim Russell Clift (‘Tell Them Again’). The front cover states “limited edition” and “with Mike Macintosh” (the opening announcer I’m assuming). Recorded at the San Diego Civic Theatre. (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).

As I was researching this album I noticed that LAST GENERATION BAND released an album in 1986 called God’s Coloring Book on Baldwin Sound Productions   CS8671   Also the song “God’s Coloring Book” was written by Dolly Parton.     diakoneo



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


Song #Song TitleTime
1-1The Darrell Mansfield Band - Heaven Southwestern 4:35
1-2Parable - The Plain Truth 4:07
1-3Jerry Sinclair - Alleluiah 2:27
1-4Jack Searle - Hold On 2:45
2-1Brian Clift and Kim Russell Clift - Tell Them Again 2:50
2-2The Darrell Mansfield Band - He Has Overcome 8:12
2-3Chuck Butler - Seek Ye First 2:20
2-4Last Generation Band - Running Away3:51