Good News (Maranatha HS-777/11) 1975



Well produced light rock and ballads 1p from Maranatha’s glory days. The group is identified on the cover as Yvonne Lewis, Erick Nelson, Bill Batstone and David Diggs. Also making appearances on vocals are Bob Carlisle, Chuck Girard and Eddie Espinosa. Although the moods are often slow, mellow and string orchestrated, there are also some heavier edges with exciting guitar work on ‘Tear Down The Walls’ and the soulful Elton John-ish tracks ‘Good News’, ‘Never Knew’ and ‘Rock Of Ages’. Arranged and conducted by Diggs, with keyboards (particularly piano) figuring heavily in the band’s sound (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).

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


Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Good News 4:20
1-2Carry Me Along 3:25
1-3Going Home 3:20
1-4Tear Down The Walls 4:18
1-5Picking Up The Pieces 3:55
2-1Never Knew 4:00
2-2Follow You 3:25
2-3Rock Of Ages 3:52
2-4Why Must You Go 3:10
2-5Jimmy 3:20