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John Larsson - John Larsson Plays Vol 1: Take-Over Bid and Hosea British Product Audio Samples Available

John Larsson Plays Vol 1: Take-Over Bid and Hosea by John Larsson

Cross Rhythms Rating: 7/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Album, Instrumental, Ambient/Meditational
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New piano arrangements of songs from the Take-Over Bid and Hosea musicals.

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  1. 1. Take-Over Bid
  2. 2. I Dream Of A Day
  3. 3. We Have A Gospel
  4. 4. Army Cup Of Tea
  5. 5. Hundreds And Thousands
  6. 6. The Up-To-Date Salvationist
  7. 7. Someone Cares
  8. 8. A Dif-fe-rent Man
  9. 9. Soldiers Of Peace
  10. 10. Knock And Build
  11. 11. All That You Need
  12. 12. Kneeling In Penitence
  13. 13. Wonders Begin
  14. 14. It Happened To Me
  15. 15. For Thine Is The Kingdom
  16. 16. From Now On
  17. 17. What Shall I Ask For You-
  18. 18. What Sort Of God-
  19. 19. I Nearly Forgot To Say Thank You
  20. 20. You Can't Stop God
  21. 21. Got To Conform
  22. 22. His Love Remains The Same
  23. 23. How Much More
  24. 24. Down The Street
  25. 25. Only People
  26. 26. When God Came Down
  27. 27. I Came To Him
  28. 28. To A God Like This
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7/10

Reviewed by Stella Redburn

John Larsson is a well-respected figure in the Salvation Army; in fact he was world leader of the denomination for a while. Amazingly, John found time between 1967 and 1990 to co-write 10 full-length stage musicals with lyricist John Gowans. These musicals have passed into Salvation Army folk-lore, partly because of their wide appeal and partly because both authors saw their Army careers go from captain to general. The musicals had relevance to church groups outside the Salvation Army and were much performed. These new recordings of two of the Larsson/Gowans musicals, Take-Over Bid and Hosea are piano-only renditions. The songs come across as happy, bouncy, catchy, inspired and, inevitably, though in truth rather dated. Many of the songs have been taken up and used in other contexts. I recognized their song "Hundreds And Thousands" from Take-Over Bid because it was included in a BBC schools hymnbook and has been sung by thousands of children up and down the country. The album makes decent, pleasant, retro background music, but to follow the songs with the words provided is more demanding. Unless, that is, you already know the songs because you remember the musicals. I suspect that many people in this category will love this trip down memory lane.

Style: Ambient/Meditational
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 96391
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Salvationist Publishing & Supp 25110
Items: 1
Release Date: 2010

New piano arrangements of songs from the Take-Over Bid and Hosea musicals.

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