Limited deluxe edition of 600 copies. Comes with a gatefold sleeve and a massive 16-page booklet with photos and in-depth liner-notes.
This 2LP album collection presents some of the best and unique music that could be found on rare records released by the Swedish Christian communities between 1969-1979.
Between doubt and faith, there was way out pop, gospel, funk, heavy rock and psychedelic sounds with wah-wah fuzz guitars and conga rhythms. The common determinator: to spread the Christian message through music.
Several of these cuts are from ultra-rare records that are known only to collectors, while others are from records so obscure that only a few copies are known to exist.
One can compare some of the musical expressions of the Swedish Free Churches with the burgeoning Swedish "progg" music movement of the time. They share the same experimental musical moods, lyrical messages about love and community, justice, and international solidarity, but the recordings presented here also incorporate the Holy Trinity.
Like the man it praised, much of this music was misunderstood in its time. But to a new generation of listeners, whether they seek salvation or soulfulness, these tracks may be a gospel that finally reaches its true believers.
A1. DUNKERSGRUPPEN - Intrada
A2. SHEPHERDS - Halva va?rlden sva?lter
A3. TOMAS ERNVIK - En hippie
A4. SA?NGGRUPPEN LIV - Tron en kamp
A5. SAMBANDET - Go(o)d News
B1. BIRGITTA YAVARI - Det a?r sva?rt fo?r ett a?gg - att bli en fa?gel
B2. SIW SJO?BERG - Hallelujah
B3. ALEA JACTA EST - We Are People, Happy - People
B4. SA?NGGRUPPEN THELOS OCH BOPPE - Om du ber
B5. HUMLANS FUNKYKAPELL - Ta?gung
C1: TILLSAMMANS - Kom till mej
C2: THE VERGERS - Se dig fo?r
C3: SAMBANDET - I Am Free
C4: OBADJA - Testa
C5: KYRKANS UNGDOM I OSBY - Vad vill du - mej?
C6: JANNE - ROBERTH - WILLY - Vilken va?n vi - ha i Jesus
D1: MISSION POSSIBLE - Mission Possible
D2: DUNKERSGRUPPEN - Herre la?t mig fo?rsta? - D3: VATTEN - Du ka?mpar
D4: INGAMAY HO?RNBERG - Ka?rlekens sa?ng
D5: NEW CREATION - He Is There