Glad (Myrrh MSB-6603) 1978
With tight harmonies and highly melodic jazz-inﬂuenced songwriting, the ﬁve-man outﬁt Glad emerges as one of Christian music’s more interesting pop-rock groups. Maybe you’ve never tuned in to their ﬁrst two lps because of the group’s ‘8Os/’90s image as an a cappella band or ccm radio kings, but I hear some real talent here that’s unlike a lot of the cheese on the airwaves. Listen close — the musicianship is solidly professional, especially Bob Kauﬂin’s keyboards (piano, synthesizer) and John Bolles’ lead electric guitar, the latter showing more rock bite than you might think on AOR-edged tracks like ‘Ephesus’, ‘Love That Never Dies’ and ‘Master Of Us All’. Another distinctive characteristic is the group’s sweeping, clear-ﬂowing and creatively arranged vocal harmonies. Their biggest asset though is the quality of the songwriting, often with a strong jazz-rock component as well as classical and even progressive edges, culminating with the multi-textured eleven-minute ‘Trilogy: Three Voices’ in the middle of side two. Pristiner produced by member Ed Nalle. I (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Discogs for the rear cover photo and track list. Thank you Ken for the front cover photo.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-3||Rely On Your Love||3:22|
|1-4||Love That Never Dies||3:07|
|1-5||Master Of Us All||5:26|
|2-1||So Hard Alone||2:46|
|2-2||Triology: Three Voices||11:07|