Out Of Darkness - The Celebration Club Session British Product Audio Samples Available

The Celebration Club Session by Out Of Darkness

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Album, Independent, Recommended, Jesus Music, Top Rated
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  1. 1. Walk On The Water
  2. 2. Love To Love
  3. 3. Worldpool
  4. 4. Cocaine
  5. 5. Valley (I'm Gonna Follow)
  6. 6. Child Of The Universe
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Reviewed by Andy Long

Out Of Darkness were The, no I mean THE Christian band in the early 70s. At a time when serious Christian music was unheard of and most sandal-toting Jesus hippies were content to bash out a three chord Psalm 23 on a nylon-strung acoustic from Woolworths. Wray Powell and OOD stood out like a shining beacon in a fog of mediocrity. Their sound was unmistakably Hendrixy, Wray tweaked his fuzzy Strat with a Crybaby and cranked up his Marshall mercilessly. This six-song set was recorded in one afternoon on a four-track portable studio 'live' in an empty club. Nigel Palmer has given it some 1993 post-production work which does improve the quality. Songs of discipleship and drug abstention were rare in those times. The two outstanding tracks are "Worldpool", a creation hymn of varying moods, with a beautiful lyric expounding the harmony of creation and "Child Of The Universe", which closes the album in 13 minutes of wonderful improvisational soloing, including several time-signature changes. Okay, maybe the lead breaks are not perfect, and maybe Wray's pitching is a bit dodgy, but these elements don't even matter, the historical value of the album makes it one of this year's most exciting releases, and there are only 1,000 of them so you'd better hurry up!

Style: Jesus Music
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 5249
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Plankton PCDN138
Release Date: 27 Aug 1993
Posted by Terry Chivers in West Somerset at 11:20 on Aug 21 2008

Ah, this takes me back! What a brilliant band OOD was! I played guitar with a much lesser-known Christian blues band called Farmer Bill Jackson who supported OOD in 1970 at the Bristol concert on the Sound Vision tour. It was a massive privilege to share a stage with such talented friends and an experience I'll never forget. Nice review, Andy, and thanks for the nostalgia.

Posted by Keith Lannon in Lincoln at 20:35 on Dec 4 2017

I remember shortly after my conversion in 68 going to Liverpool to attend an MGO concert. OOD was the one I remember most. I think it was the only time I heard them sing about "Moses at the Red Sea..." and the chorus was, "God had said He'd carry them through. And I can climb the highest mountain, 'cos I'm trusting Him too." I am singing it as I type it. Not even the Beatles had that kind of impact on me, and I loved them. One hearing and I can sing it ...though not all the words almost 50 years later. Is there any way I can get hold of a copy of OOD singing that song?

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