- Completed the Shouting In The Storm album page. (Though there are scans of one CD version still to come).
- Created song pages for Heaven Wants To Bless You, Let It Go and Jesus Freak.
- Created Remixing This Planet and The Son Worshipers album pages.
- Updated the Albums landing page.
- Added some I Love You LP images.
- Updated the I Love You song page to peg more single versions.
- Corrected the Think song page, where albums for version 2 were also listed against version 1.
- Updated the Hasty Heart song page with stereo image details.
- Updated version detail and lyrics for several versions of Righteous Rocker.
- Updated the following song pages to reflect 7" singles: I’ve Got To Learn To Live Without You, The Outlaw, I Wish We’d All Been Ready, Baroquen Spirits, Nightmare, The Rock That Doesn’t Roll, Diamonds, One Way, I Am A Servant, UFO and Fly Fly Fly.
- Updated the Forget Your Hexagram song page to reference The Son Worshipers.
- Updated the Sweet Song Of Salvation song page to reflect The Son Worshipers and the Explo 72 version.
- Updated the Dear Malcolm, Dear Alwyn song page to reference the Jubilation version.
- Corrected the lyrics for version 2 of One Way.
- Replaced the pictures of the tan label, oval logo Starline I Love You single.
- Corrected the lyrics for most In Another Land songs.
- Updated I’ve Searched All Around and Hymn To The Last Generation song pages, and the In Another Land album page to reflect UK vinyl differences.
- Updated Christmas Time version 2 lyrics, and added the Solid Rock single to the song page.
- Added a link to Remixing This Planet from the Fly Fly Fly song page.
After May's little detour, I've reverted mainly to plugging gaps, and have now reached 1978. This has resulted in referencing a few compilation albums, and of course involved digitising lots of 7" singles, followed by scrutinous listening through a pair of Grados. I did complete a couple of album pages too though, just to keep that side ticking over.
Collectors lament. Both a pro and a con of sites like this is that collectors learn about things they didn't know existed. They then spend time and money hunting down said elusive items. Time and money that could be spent digging weeds out of their garden or washing the car. Anyway, what I'm alluding to is the fact that I've spent a good portion of the last month scanning artwork for every CD** release up to and including 1998s Gathered Moments. In between weeding and car washing of course.
** CDs only for now, until I figure out if I can scan LPs. And until I can be bothered scanning cassettes.
Did you know there are at least fifteen CD releases of In Another Land? Or that Both Sides Of People is available on CD? Do you have everything? Do you care? Do you have something I don't? If so, please let me know!
Anyway, reducing the scanning, straightening, cropping and photoshopping of hundreds of CD images to a sentence or two, here's what's new:
The list of updates this round make it look as if I've been randomly jumping around the site with no rhyme or reason. This is primarily because I wanted to document the brand new CD Archive, and because I went right back to 1967 and started working forwards to capture anything I'd previously missed - numerous singles for example.
Anyway, the end result is lots of new detail for fans to obsess over, as well as lots of new song pages.
So, the party in Salem was fun. I met some nice people, and some nice people met me. I'm not sure any of them could understand anything I said, but they nodded politely at what seemed appropriate enough moments. (I have a rather strong and un-American accent). Reports on what went down are all over the internet so I won't get into that here.
Anyway, despite that trip taking up two out of the last four weeks, I've actually done some work here. Specifically:
Talking of singles, if anyone has any they'd consider selling, or would be willing to provide scans / photographs of for use on this site, please don't hesitate to get in touch. There's a contact form on the Songs landing page, or you can click on the little Mail icon that is on the Home and About pages.
PS Gregory Thornbury's biography on Larry Norman is officially released this coming week. It's a good and insightful read.
As usual I’ve been finding lots of things to do other than updating this site. Somehow though, the following has happened in my absence. How is something of a mystery...
There's a party in what was Larry's house this weekend, to celebrate him on the tenth anniversary of his passing. See you there?
So, the following has happened since last time.....
It's been a while since the last update, but be assured I'm still working away here. As well as outlining the site updates, I can tell you that Solid Rock are planning quite a bit of activity for the first half of next year, which will mark the tenth anniversary of Larry's passing.
You wanna know what's been done here lately? Well I'll tell ya.
So. I've done much more here in the last three weeks than in the whole three months prior. The feeling of accomplishment is almost overwhelming.
Here is a blow by blow account . Strap in, it's a rollercoaster read.
So. You all remember how I said I was a slacker right back on day one of this website? I trust no one thought I was just joking.
Anyway, I haven't quite done nothing here over the last three months.
See. Almost nothing. But not quite.
I'm a Larry Norman fan. What else do you need to know?