Genesis (GE-1001) 1972?


Fascinating custom-grown concept lp about the book of Genesis that aspires to great progressive rock opera heights despite its low-budget underpinnings. Very homemade rock mixture featuring trippy low-budget harpsichord, acoustic and electric guitars, organ, electric piano. piano and drums, alternating solo male and female vocals with choral youth singing. The themes in Genesis provide a great opportunity for creative dynamics, including a loud fuzz guitar outpouring, edgy underground electric guitar/organ passages, psychedelic marching organ and fuzz, and a noisy instrumental collage. Chants of “kill your brother right now!” decorate the Cain and Abel number. On the quieter end are some fulfilling acoustic songs and moody keyboard sections. An amateur production for sure, but with a wonderful sincerity and innocence. Words and music written by Paul Eakin and Tim Wilborn, sung by The Celebration Singers of Spring Branch Presbyterian Church, plus various soloists and instrumentalists. Intricately doodled cover illustration (mostly black and white, with a handwritten note to “color this creation”). Reported to be a 50 press item. From Houston, Texas. (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.


Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Overture 2:38
1-2Meditation 2:57
1-3Chapter One 4:28
1-4Chapter Two 4:30
1-5Chapter Three 2:21
2-1Chapter Four 5:11
2-2Chapter Eleven 4:12
2-3Chapter Twenty-Two 5:28
2-4Chapter Twenty-Five 3:00
2-5Psalm 121 & 117 3:20