Jimmy & Carol Owens - Come Together And Other Favourites

Thursday 1st October 1992
Jimmy & Carol Owens - Come Together And Other Favourites
Jimmy & Carol Owens - Come Together And Other Favourites

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Another of the timely issues in Word's '25th Anniversary' re-issue programme. 'Come Together' was one of the first musicals to demonstrate to mainstream churches that maybe their young people, agitating for change in their youth groups, really could do something to proclaim Christ using pop music styles without necessarily being threatened by the hounds of hell. The Come Together' musical was of course an international success in the 70s, performed in church halls =round the world while its predecessor 'Tell The World' and its follow up 'If My People' were also popular, "racks of those too are also featured here. Of course what was pretty radical in 1974 seems pretty tame today and the Owen's, jaunty, often corny melodies won't impress today's youth. But ageing youth work­ers and Christian music nostalgists may want this

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Reader Comments

Posted by Ruth Wood in Belfast, Northern Ireland. @ 16:50 on May 21 2022


I am about to give someone a copy of the guitar chords, really an appendix of the Musical Score for "Come Together". I attended a performance of this in summer months, either 1972 or 1973. Can anyone give an exact date for this musical, held in the YMCA, Wellington Place, Belfast, all those years ago. I will have a look at some local newspapers and I have also been in contact with a branch affiliated to the YMCA.

Posted by Jeremy Thompson in Essex, UK. @ 15:50 on Sep 19 2018

I'm keen to buy a copy of this CD. Anyone know where I can? I looked on youtube, but not able to locate. Thanks, Jerry.

Posted by Sheri Villanueva in California @ 19:21 on Dec 10 2014

I participated in performances of Come Together and a second musical, the name of which I can't remember, as a young teen. For whatever reason, it has been on my mind a lot lately.JAVA

Posted by Chukwuemeka Caleb in Enugu State, Nigeria @ 20:54 on Sep 11 2014

my compliments to you all! Pls how may i get the song 'come together', it has been my delight from my childhood and many other Heavenly songs which really uplifts my spirit. Pls. It will be a thing of great pleasure to me if i could find any place i will get a copy and the site i get a free download of this Heavenly song. Thanks a lot.

Posted by Caroline Akintunde in New Jersey, USA. @ 06:43 on May 23 2013

I have been looking for the cd of this musical and those of others. Hearing it again on youtube brought so much fond memories of my youth.

Posted by Patsy Cave in Reno Nevada @ 04:24 on Sep 25 2012

Praise the Lord. I remember performing the music from Come Together in Reno Nevada years ago and Pat Boone was there with us. We performed the music at the First Christian Church Reno Nv with Truman and Virgina Robbins. I still have the album 33lp I would love to get the music books to teach to our church Love in our Lord Patsy

Posted by paul in uk @ 20:51 on Aug 28 2012

hi, am looking for "IF MY PEOPLE" and "COME TOGETHER" from the 70s for a birthday present for my mum. Any idea where or if they are available from?


Posted by Tom Good in UK @ 19:10 on Jun 5 2012

My wife attended a performance in the Albert Hall in the 70s with Pat Boone. During the performance people began screaming and shouting which proved to be demonic manifestations. Pat B stopped the performance and prayed to "bind the spirits".
Does anyone else remember this or was there?

Reply by Nigel Woolmer in England @ 15:12 on Jan 2 2022

I was in the main choir! Do not recollect thee incident however!

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Reply by Ray steer in london @ 13:55 on Nov 7 2015

Remember it well...I was fortunate to be in the mass choir

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Posted by Jimmy Owens in Chino @ 02:38 on Apr 25 2012

Thanks to everybody for the kind words. Because of many enquiries like these we are making this and some of our other musicals available. Please visit us at www.jimmyandcarolowens.com.

Posted by James Allison in Stafford, VA @ 01:54 on Mar 18 2012

Wow, I remember Come Together on TV back in 72,73 I believe. Pat Boone had recently become charasmatic and the 2rd Chapter of Acts was in its beginning stages. At the time I was somewhat caught up in the Jesus People Movement, and the charasmatic movement that was exploding at that time. 'Come Together' was a musical experience I will never foget. I too bought the album and pretty much wore it out. Here is an hour of total worship that can only be experienced - words cannot come close to describing this experience. I have been waiting to see this one in Cd format as well. Bring it on, please.

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