STYLE: Jesus Music RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 22492-VTI1759 LABEL: Good News GNR08101 FORMAT: 12 inch vinyl Album RRP: £4.99
Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
By the time this project was released in 1974, Love Song had lost guitarist Bob Wall but gained drummer John Mehlor. Keyboardist Chuck Girard, guitarist Tom Coomes and bassist Jay Truax were augmented by steel and slide guitarist Al Perkins. Also it was clear that the life of the band had come to an end with Girard readying a solo career and other members moving on. More electric than their debut album, the volume is turned up without losing any of the melody. Highlights here include the gorgeous "Jesus Puts The Song In Our Hearts" where the band's intertwining vocals are at their finest. In those days in the mid '70s when Armageddon was about to happen when the Ruskies invaded into Israel, perhaps it's okay in "The Cossack Song" to suggest Russian soldiers desert and pray. Despite its lyrical strangeness in this generation, it's still a fantastic bit of guitar driven rock'n'roll with Perkins excelling himself. "Since I Opened The Door" is great country rock and the closing touching "Little Pilgrim" is a fab piano ballad. However unlike their debut album, this doesn't make the same musical and spiritual impact.
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