John's new band, and new record.

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Re: John's new band, and new record.

Post by p-freak » Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:56 am

I preordered on Amazon, but it seems they're only gonna post it today, so it'll take at least three weeks to get here. Patience required...
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Post by no one » Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:59 pm

Available for download. I'd like to read lyrics to "The Call"

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Post by Ed Z » Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:01 pm

Am listening to the CD now!!! It is great!! I bought it today at Lifeway. Somewhere I read that Lifeway is the exclusive place to buy the CD.

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Post by brent » Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:47 pm

It is on Spotify.

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Re: John's new band, and new record.

Post by Carolina Petra Fan » Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:09 am

I picked up the Union CD at Lifeway on Friday. So far, I like what I hear.
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Re: John's new band, and new record.

Post by HudsonPethead » Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:39 pm

Does anyone have the lyrics of the songs, please!

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Re: John's new band, and new record.

Post by dihigo » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:39 pm

HudsonPethead wrote:Does anyone have the lyrics of the songs, please!
I've listened to the album about a dozen times now, and I must say, I miss Bob Hartman's hard hitting Bible based lyrics. While "Beyond Belief" has now appeared on 4 albums (including the widely panned Double Take), hearing this updated version feels like an old friend stopping by for a visit. Maybe I was hoping for too much in a Petra/Whiteheart supergroup, but I think that The Greater Cause>The Union of Sinners & Saints' self-titled album. :|
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Re: John's new band, and new record.

Post by no one » Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:41 pm

dihigo wrote:
HudsonPethead wrote:Does anyone have the lyrics of the songs, please!
I've listened to the album about a dozen times now, and I must say, I miss Bob Hartman's hard hitting Bible based lyrics. While "Beyond Belief" has now appeared on 4 albums (including the widely panned Double Take), hearing this updated version feels like an old friend stopping by for a visit. Maybe I was hoping for too much in a Petra/Whiteheart supergroup, but I think that The Greater Cause>The Union of Sinners & Saints' self-titled album. :|
+1 for lyrics posted.
Bob's lyrics might have been hard hitting Bible, but generally they lacked depth. On Union of Sinners & Saints, see The Call or Bittersweet.

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Post by dihigo » Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:41 pm

Is it just me, or is The Union of Sinners & Saints really set on "unfurling banners"? Both "Brother to Brother" and "Independence Day" use that same reference. :lol:
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Re: John's new band, and new record.

Post by Jonathan » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:12 am

dihigo wrote:Is it just me, or is The Union of Sinners & Saints really set on "unfurling banners"? Both "Brother to Brother" and "Independence Day" use that same reference. :lol:
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Re: John's new band, and new record.

Post by sue d. » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:47 pm

To furl or not to furl.. that is the question.

dihigo wrote: "but I think that The Greater Cause>The Union of Sinners & Saints' self-titled album. :|"

Oh, no way - not even close!
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Re: John's new band, and new record.

Post by dihigo » Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:30 am

sue d. wrote:To furl or not to furl.. that is the question.

dihigo wrote: "but I think that The Greater Cause>The Union of Sinners & Saints' self-titled album. :|"

Oh, no way - not even close!
To each his (her) own. Hey, don't get me wrong. I'm glad to have something new by John!
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Re: John's new band, and new record.

Post by dihigo » Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:11 pm

HudsonPethead wrote:Videos:

Jekyll & Hyde
https://www.facebook.com/alicia.kraft.9 ... =2&theater

I am on the Rock
https://www.facebook.com/alicia.kraft.9 ... =2&theater

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https://www.facebook.com/alicia.kraft.9 ... =3&theater

Interview with John Schlitt and Billy Smiley and a new song Brother to Brother
That third song ("???????") is "Let the Kingdom Come" by Whiteheart which lets us know that John is covering more than just "Independence Day."
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Re: John's new band, and new record.

Post by daveferrari » Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:41 am

Found this on Billy's Facebook. It's not the whole set list...but hey it's something. Would love to know what the second half of this looked like. Loving the CD. John sounds amazing. The best he has in years. I sure hope the word on this CD gets out and people take notice.
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Re: John's new band, and new record.

Post by dihigo » Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:25 am

daveferrari wrote:Found this on Billy's Facebook. It's not the whole set list...but hey it's something. Would love to know what the second half of this looked like.
This excerpt is taken from their Facebook page.

"...they will perform many #1 songs like Beyond Belief, Independence Day, The Coloring Song, The River Will Flow, Hit You Where You Live, Desert Rose, and a special Foo Fighters cover."

I suspect Billy's photo is intentional so as not to reveal the "special Foo Fighters cover."
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