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First-ever overview of the UK element of the late 60s/early 70s "Jesus movement". Incorporates the scene's gospel beat beginnings, the hippie-era Christian rock/folk groups and the movement's influence on mainstream secular bands. During the late 60s and early 70s, the restless, questing nature of the Woodstock generation and the horrors of Vietnam saw the pop scene add a new spiritual element. Many young people embraced Christianity, viewing Jesus as the prototypal long-haired hippie, persecuted by the establishment of the day while dispensing peace and love to a troubled, cynical world. The American branch of the Jesus movement effectively started in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, but there was also a parallel development in the UK that slowly evolved from beat groups performing in church coffee-bars. By 1971, leading British Xian rock band Out Of Darkness were appearing at notorious countercultural gathering Phun City, while Glastonbury introduced a "Jesus tent" that offered Christian revellers mass and holy communion twice a day. 'All God's Children' assembles the best of the British Christian acts, including such respected names as Out Of Darkness (and their earlier incarnation, garage R&B act The Pilgrims), Parchment, Whispers Of Truth and Judy MacKenzie. It also features the secular alongside the sacred, including the likes of Strawbs, Moody Blues, Amazing Blondel, John Kongos and Medicine Head - bands who, though theologically shyer than their more overtly Christian contemporaries, all wrote songs with a strong spiritual message. A 3CD, four-hour set, 'All God's Children' - which takes it's name from the gorgeous Kinks' ballad, naturally included herein - is a fascinating look at an under-documented phenomenon and unexpected by-product of the hippie era.
First-ever overview of the UK element of the late 60s/early 70s "Jesus movement". Incorporates the scene's gospel beat beginnings, the hippie-era Christian rock/folk groups and the movement's influence on mainstream secular bands. During the late 60s and early 70s, the restless, questing nature of the Woodstock generation and the horrors of Vietnam saw the pop scene add a new spiritual element. Many young people embraced Christianity, viewing Jesus as the prototypal long-haired hippie, persecuted by the establishment of the day while dispensing peace and love to a troubled, cynical world. The American branch of the Jesus movement effectively started in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, but there was also a parallel development in the UK that slowly evolved from beat groups performing in church coffee-bars. By 1971, leading British Xian rock band Out Of Darkness were appearing at notorious countercultural gathering Phun City, while Glastonbury introduced a "Jesus tent" that offered Christian revellers mass and holy communion twice a day. 'All God's Children' assembles the best of the British Christian acts, including such respected names as Out Of Darkness (and their earlier incarnation, garage R&B act The Pilgrims), Parchment, Whispers Of Truth and Judy MacKenzie. It also features the secular alongside the sacred, including the likes of Strawbs, Moody Blues, Amazing Blondel, John Kongos and Medicine Head - bands who, though theologically shyer than their more overtly Christian contemporaries, all wrote songs with a strong spiritual message. A 3CD, four-hour set, 'All God's Children' - which takes it's name from the gorgeous Kinks' ballad, naturally included herein - is a fascinating look at an under-documented phenomenon and unexpected by-product of the hippie era.
5013929193604

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Format: CD
Label: GRAPEFRUIT
Rel. Date: 09/22/2023
UPC: 5013929193604

All God's Children: Songs From British Jesus Rock
Artist: All God's Children: Songs From British Jesus Rock
Format: CD
New: In Print Available to Order $29.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Prelude (Incorporating He Is My God) - Salamander
2. On Solid Rock - Out of Darkness
3. Jesus Is Just Alright - Bourbon Street Mission
4. Son of God - Parchment
5. Winter Song - Lindisfarne
6. Country Road - Unicorn
7. Help Me Jesus - Paul Brett's Sage
8. Minstrel's Song - Moody Blues
9. Gospel Song - Gordon Giltrap
10. Jesus Come Back - Ramases
11. Jesus My Life - Quintessence
12. Lord and Master - Heron
13. Mary and Joseph - Richard Thompson
14. Prayer - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
15. Reality - Whispers of Truth
16. Thank You Lord - the Pilgrims
17. Jesus Was a Cross Maker - the Hollies
18. Lord of the Ages - Magna Carta
19. The Man Who Called Himself Jesus - Strawbs
20. The Traveller - Clifford T. Ward
21. Jesus Was a Carpenter - the Johnstons
22. Job's Tears - the Incredible String Band
23. Safety in God Alone - Amazing Blondel
24. To Be a Pilgrim - Gerald Moore
25. Jesus Is Coming Again - All Things New
26. Heaven in My View - Kevin Coyne
27. Who Cares - Gerry Rafferty
28. Jesus - Wil Malone
29. Sweet Fire - Graham Kendrick
30. Dear Jesus - Prelude
31. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John - Fairport Convention
32. Time of the Last Persecution - Bill Fay
33. My God - Jethro Tull
34. Stories of Jesus - Clive Palmer
35. First Time I Went to Church - Nigel Goodwin
36. Woodstock - Matthews Southern Comfort
37. Clear White Light - Wishful Thinking
38. Songs of Praise - Roy Wood
39. I Must See Jesus for Myself - Help Yourself
40. Christ One - Quiet World
41. Hallelujah - Stray
42. Love's a Way - Bill Nelson
43. Is It Today, Lord? - Strawbs
44. Gethsemane, Again - Al Stewart
45. Heaven Heath - Mellow Candle
46. New Song - Judy MacKenzie
47. Lord Up Above - Nirvana
48. Hallelujah Sang the People - Bruce Spelman
49. Three Crosses - Roger and Jan
50. Child of Jesus - Phillip Goodhand-Tait
51. His Guiding Hand - Medicine Head
52. The Serpent - Genesis
53. Jesus Cristo - Fickle Pickle
54. Family of Man - John Pantry

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First-ever overview of the UK element of the late 60s/early 70s "Jesus movement". Incorporates the scene's gospel beat beginnings, the hippie-era Christian rock/folk groups and the movement's influence on mainstream secular bands. During the late 60s and early 70s, the restless, questing nature of the Woodstock generation and the horrors of Vietnam saw the pop scene add a new spiritual element. Many young people embraced Christianity, viewing Jesus as the prototypal long-haired hippie, persecuted by the establishment of the day while dispensing peace and love to a troubled, cynical world. The American branch of the Jesus movement effectively started in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, but there was also a parallel development in the UK that slowly evolved from beat groups performing in church coffee-bars. By 1971, leading British Xian rock band Out Of Darkness were appearing at notorious countercultural gathering Phun City, while Glastonbury introduced a "Jesus tent" that offered Christian revellers mass and holy communion twice a day. 'All God's Children' assembles the best of the British Christian acts, including such respected names as Out Of Darkness (and their earlier incarnation, garage R&B act The Pilgrims), Parchment, Whispers Of Truth and Judy MacKenzie. It also features the secular alongside the sacred, including the likes of Strawbs, Moody Blues, Amazing Blondel, John Kongos and Medicine Head - bands who, though theologically shyer than their more overtly Christian contemporaries, all wrote songs with a strong spiritual message. A 3CD, four-hour set, 'All God's Children' - which takes it's name from the gorgeous Kinks' ballad, naturally included herein - is a fascinating look at an under-documented phenomenon and unexpected by-product of the hippie era.
        
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