Love Song - Welcome Back

Tuesday 1st August 1995
Love Song - Welcome Back
Love Song - Welcome Back

STYLE: Jesus Music
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Maranatha! 7016284840
RELEASE DATE: 1995-04-26
RRP: £0.18

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

In the early 70s Love Song were Christian music pioneers, saved in the middle of the Jesus Revolution. They became one of the most influential groups of their day, giving a young Phil Keaggy his first opportunity to play in a Christian band. Now 25 years later, they have reformed to re-record some of their best loved songs from their three 70s albums. But don't worry! There are no techno dance remixes here, only those lush harmony vocals, still wonderfully intact. Their singing sounds as fine as ever. You get updated versions of classics like "A Love Song", "Little Country Church" and "Front Seat, Back Seat" that prove a good song is still a good song even all these years later. These songs sound more than comfortable breathing again in the digital 90s and looking at the list of musos guesting, it's hardly surprising - Hadley Hockensmith, Alex Acuna and Phil Keaggy all contribute. Back in the 70s this was out on the edge pushing back the borders of Christian music. These days it sits firmly in the middle of the road. These are classic songs, totally free of the annoying tweeness that spoils so much soft pop.

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Reader Comments

Posted by teresa harper in australia @ 12:27 on Sep 25 2009

i had the self title vinyl which went missing many years ago. I would love to purchase it on CD can you please let me know if I can buy it?

Posted by joy mendoza in Lynchburg,Va @ 20:16 on Oct 14 2007

Looking to buy cd's from the group lovesong can't seem to find

Posted by william longchap in mistissini quebec @ 18:16 on Aug 13 2006

hello! i'm trying to order cd's like ''love song''1972 ''final touch 1974'' ''feel the love'' ''welcome back1994''

Posted by Tommy Coomes in Long Beach, CA @ 17:48 on Oct 2 2005

This CD is now re released with a new cover.

Reply by Dave Martin in Leitchfield, KY @ 02:10 on May 9 2010

I'm wanting to buy Love Songs CDs...God really used this grp. to change my life in the early 70s. Still going on w/ Jesus!

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