WILSON MCKINLEY -Heaven's Gonna Be a Blast(70s Xian Psych ACID ARCHIVES FAVE Moby Grape style) LION LP

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The first vinyl reissue of these Jesus-Rock pioneers' 1973 LP.

•Full liner notes with rare clippings and photos. •Cut from uncompressed, unequalized transfers of the original analog master tapes—heaven for your ears!  •Limited edition of 500 copies

Rare and highly-rated Xian West Coast guitar album from 1971, often compared to Rainbow Promise and Moby Grape. Simply, one of the best USA Xian rock albums ever. Cool raw basement-sound production, great songwritting and guitar leads. Featured on Hans Pokora book with a 3 stars rating. It still stands as one of the finest examples of early 1970s garage rock and as a major milestone in Contemporary Christian Music.

Buoyed by the confidence developed during the "Spirit Of Elijah" sessions, Wilson McKinley's third LP from 1971 maintains the quality songwriting but adds even better production values. It was housed in a suitable-for-black-light jacket printed with neon inks. Sadly, after this there would be no more Wilson McKinley LPs, with their next release being the cassette-only "Country In The Sky." Good news is that they made this day-glo-adorned proof of their rapidly-developing skills and musical interests before abandoning wax—Wilson McKinley's most adventurous effort, boasting entirely original tunes and complex, heavy arrangements at times reminiscent of the Allman Brothers. Obscure Oxide and Lion Productions are proud to announce a brand new, 100% legitimate high-quality vinyl pressing of this classic LP, using exclusive transfers from the original analog reels, with all lacquer cutting and plating done under one roof for the most accurate sound. The bands' longtime associate Timothy Smith has written detailed liner notes for a new insert, featuring vintage photos and press clippings. Original jacket artwork and label art are faithfully reproduced. "The third Wilson McKinley album is much less known than Spirit of Elijah, but is arguably as good... it has a similar sound and feel. Heartfelt and warm singing style, and the band gets a groove going on every single song." —Acid Archives. •



1A Standin' At The Crossroads  
2A I'm Only Smiling  
3A He Made Us Free  
4A Then I Fell In Love  
5A I Wish And I Had The Words To Tell You  
1B Heaven's Gonna Be A Blast!  
2B Never Cry No More  
3B A Warm Summer Day  
4B Almighty God