Yes, that is Spock in the headphones. The year was 1979. These are some of my LPs, themed compilations, and the like.


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Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Children of the Day Christmas Album

This album was released on Maranatha Records in 1975.  Wikipedia's brief article  reports,
"Children of the Day was a contemporary Christian music group that recorded and toured from 1970 to 1980. It is considered to be the first Jesus music group, and Marsha Stevens the mother of contemporary Christian music."

This album exemplifies a prime characteristic of "Jesus Music" -- that is, restating the basic issues of God's love in a more personal way.  The thing that makes it "more personal" is often, besides guitar or other simple-to-imitate arrangements,  a more modern and usually less formal rephrasing of the "wow, He loves even me, crummy person that I am" observation that's the heart of Christianity, especially at Christmas time.

There are some nice production touches -- strings, and such -- added to the basic acoustic sound.

01. Joy to the World (1:18)
02. What Child Is This (2:22)
03. Angels We Have Heard on High (1:37)
04. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (2:26)
05. Oh Come, Oh Come Immanuel (2:49)
06. O Little Town of Bethlehem (2:24)
07. For Unto Us a Child Is Born (4:54)
08. Hark, the Herald Angels Sing (1:28)
09. Holy, Radiant Light (4:38)
10. He Is Born (1:31)
11. Deck the Halls (1:09)
12. Oh Come All Ye Faithful (1:54)
13. Silent Night / It That's Not Love / Oh Holy Night (6:56)

You can celebrate here or here.

Have a contemplative Christmas season!

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