STYLE: Jesus Music RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 120783-18782 LABEL: Torino FORMAT: 7 inch vinyl EP
Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
In the '60s, the explosion of British pop music after The Beatles led to the emergence of Christian beat groups and evangelistic concerts as the Church woke up to the fact that music could be used for outreach. Some bands like The Heralds even managed to get into a studio to record their music to take the message even further. On this four track EP the band were captured in glorious mono with songs that don't exactly rock but use the electric folk-tinged pop of the time and vocal harmonies to communicate spiritual truth. Original tunes like "Full Life" and "Take Him To Your Heart" sit side-by-side with "Sloop John B", the West Indies folk song (recorded in 1966 by the Beach Boys) here transformed into "Since Jesus Came". The band came out of the Salvation Army in Liverpool and pop trivia fans will be interested to know they are notable for having Gordon Lorenz (who went on to produce an estimated 800 albums) in their line up.
The opinions expressed in this article are
not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed
views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may
not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a
Interested in reviewing music? Find out