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    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    The Simple Truth


    The Simple Truth was a Christian Country-Rock band that toured the USA from 1972-1977. Most famous song "Ain't Jesus Good". Original bandmates were Dave Adams, Paul Land, Rick Passer, and Hal Waterhouse. Later band members were John Beasley, Stan Adell and Chad Watson.
    The Simple Truth performs a pretty simple brand of Jesus music with a twangy country flair. Only here can you experience the country version of 'Trust And Obey' (well ok, John Fischer did it, too). Vocals, however, are pretty polished and tend toward gospelly harmony, one step above Tom Netherton. String arrangements overgloss some portions making the music not that simple after all. Bluegrassy version of 'Front Seat Back Seat'. When you get right down to it there's only one song on here that I truly dig, 'How Can I Love' - but oh what a tune it is, rife with phased guitars and melodic leads. Overall an MOR kinda thing with one special moment demanding your attention. (www.one-way.org)


    Original Lineup  L to R: Hal Waterhouse, Dave Adams, Paul Land and Rick Passer.
    1974
    Simple Truth had the opportunity to travel worldwide including this 1974 tour to Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) with John Ankerberg.


    Ain't Jesus Come 1973
    1-1 Time To Get Together 2:43
    1-2 Jesus Is For You 2:20
    1-3 I've Changed 1:59
    1-4 Trust And Obey 2:35
    1-5 Ain't Jesus Good 3:30
    2-1 Front Seat Back Seat 2:30
    2-2 How Can I Love 3:53
    2-3 Amazing Grace 3:02
    2-4 It's Free 2:12

    2-5 There Is No Friend


    Reasons 1975
    01. Reasons
    02. Walkin’ And Talkin’
    03. Leave It There
    04. Jesus Is For You
    05. Letter To A Friend
    06. Pharisee
    07. Bubba’s Song
    08. Sister’s Song
    09. Joey’s Tune
    10. Help Me, Lord

    11. Mountain Testimony


    Live in Des Moines 197?


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    Item Reviewed: The Simple Truth Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Anthony Martinez
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