The start of the second CD features some media interviews and speaking and one of the absolute highlights of the album is "Addressing The National Youth Workers Convention" where he sings "Sweet Song Of Salvation", working hard to get some audience participation from a bunch of youth leaders.
It's hilarious! All in all, these are classic early '70s Jesus music recordings and for an overview of Larry Norman's music, they are essential listening. 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 later date. Interested in reviewing music? It was a hit and then it all went to hell. With no notice to the band Capitol made changes to the album. Jesus was now an anonymous beatnik in sandals and shades. Except for Larry. He quit the band. He was underage in the first place. After a year or so Capitol asked him back to make his first solo album.
Then we first ran into the Larry Norman dilemma. Rock stores wouldn't stock it and neither would Christian stores.
Capitol gave up, let Larry go and leased the album to Bill Gaither's Impact records. Last edited: Feb 4, JamieC , Feb 4, Jarleboy , Folknik and PhilBiker like this. Here is the album version and the only contemporary video of Larry and People.
Jarleboy , RonBaker and popscene like this. Ever wonder what a swirl label looked like in full Jarleboy , hidden1one and PhilBiker like this. Location: Philadelphia, PA. Apparently I started this thread, at some point.
I don't remember doing so, but that is my name and old signature at the top, so I will roll right along with it. Did any of you actually hear this album back in or ?
I didn't find it until the late 70s, and by then it already felt dated to me, but I would imagine it sounded really strange at the time of release. I agree with many of the above comments - it really was groundbreaking, and I still enjoy hearing it from time to time.
I will be glad to do my part to keep this thread going. While we discuss Upon This Rock, here is an old handbill from around , give or take a year. Burningfool , Feb 4, Jarleboy , Marty T , windfall and 1 other person like this. But if your art is boring, people will reject your message as well as your art. Norman disapproved of Christian musicians who were unwilling to play in secular venues or to "preach" between songs.
In , Christian rock historian John J. Black Francis of the Pixies is also a fan of Norman's work. Norman married actress and model Pamela Fay Ahlquist in December In , the Christian magazine World reported that Norman had allegedly fathered a son with an Australian woman during a tour.
In February , Norman suffered a nine-hour heart attack that resulted in permanent heart damage, leading to frequent hospitalizations in the years that followed. After a lengthy illness, Norman died on February 24, , at the age of 60 at his home in Salem, Oregon. I feel like a prize in a box of Cracker Jacks with God's hand reaching down to pick me up. I have been under medical care for months. My wounds are getting bigger. I have trouble breathing. I am ready to fly home. I won't be here much longer.
I can't do anything about it. My heart is too weak. I want to say goodbye to everyone I want to say I love you. I'd like to push back the darkness with my bravest effort Goodbye, farewell, we will meet again. Fallen Angel includes interviews with several people who had worked with or been close to Norman thirty years earlier, including his first wife and Randy Stonehill, who recorded the film's official soundtrack, Paradise Sky.
Norman and his second wife had refused to participate or cooperate in the project. Norman's Solid Rock Records was said to have ended when, "Things finally fell apart in , after it was discovered Larry was cheating on his wife — and having an affair with Randy's wife",  a claim Norman's brother denies.
Word Records signalled they planned to end their relationship with Solid Rock due to poor sales performances of a few of the albums and the infrequent nature of releases being delivered by the label and this news led to a breakdown in the working and personal relationship between Larry Norman and Philip Mangano in May Some discussions had already begun about certain artists being released from their contracts prior to the meeting on June 17, , which was called to "clear up the relationship between Solid Rock and Street Level Artists Agency, and to deal with Daniel Amos' request to have all their contracts back from Solid Rock — management, recording, tapes, publishing, and so on" and which ended two hours later in stalemate and acrimony rather than resolution.
Since the s, Norman's work has appeared on over albums, compilations, and concert bootlegs. These recordings have been released under various labels and with various artists. Some of his principal albums are:.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the Canadian canoer, see Larry Norman canoer. American musician. Main article: Larry Norman discography.
The New York Times. Retrieved February 16, The Guardian. Retrieved June 6, Bono sent flowers to Larry Norman's funeral in Our family was touched by his gesture.
Hello again! Timewise and fundwise.. So we're on schedule! But we're not there yet.. So please keep sharing the info about this project. Maybe some of your friends want to be involved as well? Or already order a CD even before it has been made? Compact disc. Lyrics and program notes on insert. Sweet, sweet song of salvation. Great American novel.
Why don't you look into Jesus. Shot down. Righteous rocker 3. Righteous rocker number three. Nothing really changes. Six o'clock news. Why should the Devil have all the good music Rock that doesn't roll.
I won't try to reinvent the wheel and write a lengthy essay on the work of Larry Norman, because others have already done this much better than I could every hope to achieve. I once met Larry Norman, and I saw him live in concert at least four times, and what struck you about him first was his appearance. He invariably wore black, topped off with a black leather biker jacket or similar, but most striking was his shoulder length, platinum blond hair.
He spoke quietly, and was generally a little shy when you met him, but once on stage, he came alive, with electrifying performances that were as dynamic and captivating as any of the top rock musicians you might name. His music was ground breaking for its time - many musicians attempted to emulate him, and many more were influenced in some way by his writing and performances.
Audio Music CD Compact Disc of Larry Norman Rough Street Love Letter. This CD contains the music from Street Level, Rough Mix 3, Letter of the Law and Labor of Love. out of 5 stars 1.