Alwyn Wall Band - The Prize British Product Audio Samples Available

The Prize by Alwyn Wall Band

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
12 inch vinyl: Album
Tags: Jesus Music, Album, Recommended, 12 inch vinyl, Top Rated
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An album from 1977 by a band at the height of their career, touring the UK and US.

Condition: Used - Good

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  1. 1. Fly Me
  2. 2. Dreams On Sand
  3. 3. South California
  4. 4. Music Maker
  5. 5. Musical Thing
  6. 6. That's Life
  7. 7. Hall Of Mirrors
  8. 8. All That Really Matters
  9. 9. I Don't Care
  10. 10. All Because Of You
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Reviewed by Paul Poulton

Nice slice of 1977. This album helped pave the way for the Alwyn Wall Band to tour the UK and the US; produced by the talented Triumvirate team who weaved colour and texture into the songs. The band must have hit a lot of towns that year, and the crowds kept coming. Last week I saw a very rare film of one of their concerts in California, the audience sat in rapt attention as this fine combo did their thing. They would have gone on to far greater things in the US had Alwyn been able to secure his visa, which alas, he did not. This project was the second step in Alwyn's musical journey, the crowd-pulling duo Malcolm and Alwyn came first, Malcolm left to pastor a church in Florida, where he is today, but Alwyn formed his band. The first thing that hits me on listening to these songs again is the high quality of songwriting. Alwyn is a writer who conveys important themes while being well-able to keep the tune and arrangement aesthetically satisfying. A British writer drawing on the rich seams of Lennon and McCartney and other sixties writers who have always held a fascination with American audiences. "Fly Me" is a classic song, well crafted both lyrically and melodically, Norman Barratt's excellent major scale guitar phrases add the icing, which is the second thing I noticed about listening to this album again: Norman is such a fine player, the undisputed UK champion of guitar licks of Christian music albums in the 70's & 80's. Norman is of course still playing today but his focus is mainly in the studio. Alwyn too, is still playing and from what I've seen lately is still as hot as ever. The great myth that you can only play meaningful rock 'n' roll when you are young has proved to be untrue time and time again. The Prize is not only an excellent reminder of his formative years but stands up today as good music from a band who played their instruments, before the 80's when all things electronic started to affect music with sequenced drum and keyboard parts. Most people acknowledge the 70's was an important time for music, it was also a special time for music written by Christians, God was saying something to the popular culture of the day, this re-mastered CD is part of that message. 9 Sqaures Paul Poulton

Style: Jesus Music
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 17881
Product Format: 12 inch vinyl
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Myrrh MYR1057
Items: 1
Release Date: 1977

An album from 1977 by a band at the height of their career, touring the UK and US.

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Featuring guitar virtuoso Norman Barratt this synth-driven album was originally released in 1981.

Posted by michael beck in belfast at 09:41 on Sep 3 2007

excellent album . I remember it well. Where can I get it now?

Posted by D.S. Lewis Axberg in Denver at 02:11 on Jun 9 2009

This Is Really One Of the Best Album I Have Ever Heard.....I Remember When Me and My Brother Had Been Saved Out of a heavy drug life and so on....JESUS SAVED ME when I was 19 and my Brother something like 18 WE WAS SO NEW SAVED AND CRAZY IN LOVE WITH JESUS....We Listen often on this WONDERFUL ALBUM.....We Sometimes had our Big Casssette player with Us out in Parks and so on and Casting FreesBy and WAS SO FREE IN THE TRUTH JESUS CHRIST and we PRAISING JESUS THE ETERNAL LOVE SPACE ROCKET SHIP LORD JESUS CHRIST...HALLELUJA LOVE YOU SO LORD JESUS CHRIST

Posted by Brian in ballyclare at 14:58 on Oct 6 2009

class - saw this live in wellington hall belfast in 76 I think - cant seem to get it on cd though

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