August 31, 2016

Tedd Smith - New Vibrations (1971)

Genre: Jesus Music Era
Password: BKM2016


  1. Tedd Smith - Life Is Why (6:17)
  2. Tedd Smith - Love And Understanding (6:16)
  3. Tedd Smith - Slices Of Today (2:06)
  4. Tedd Smith - Searching (4:02)
  5. Tedd Smith - New Life New Me (3:07)
  6. Tedd Smith - Wheres Christmas (4:09)
  7. Tedd Smith - I Want To Be Pt 1 (3:54)
  8. Tedd Smith - I Want To Be Pt 2 (5:42)
  9. Tedd Smith - Windows Of A Life Forgotten (3:37)
  10. Tedd Smith - Once Upon A Cross (2:42)
  11. Tedd Smith - New Vibrations (3:18)


  1. Thanks KJ, surprised I didn't already have it but I didn't. Very interesting record.

    Here's a text file for it:
    Tedd Smith - New Vibrations (A Quest In Folk Rock) (Light LS-5561-LP) 1971?

    An original musical written and conceived by Tedd Smith

    This one’s not too shabby, though I must say it pales next to Smash & Grab World. The main difference is in the vocals which are provided here by Ralph Carmichael’s Young People, with John Bahler and Kim Carmichael as soloists. Described as a “quest in folk rock”, New Vibrations has some pleasant artful pop and quasi-rock, often infused with a groovy now-sound jet-set mentality that keep things on the level. A couple easy listening low points, but they also cut loose on the last track with a soulful rocker. Much more interesting than other Young People projects. (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).

    01. Life is Why 6:17
    02. Love and Understanding 6:15
    03. Slices of Today 2:06
    04. Searching 4:02
    05. New Life New Me 3:07
    06. Wheres Christmas 4:09
    07. I Want To Be pt 1 3:54
    08. I Want To Be pt 2 5:42
    09. Windows of a Life Forgotten 3:37
    10. Once Upon A Cross 2:42
    11. New Vibrations 3:18

  2. I had this years ago (got it from a 3/$1.00 used bin). I found that the best part was the eerie sound collage that opens the album with the crying baby mixed with other sounds. Some of the melodies were OK, but overall I found it rather depressing with too many slow and mournful songs in a row. At least it picked up the tempo near the end. I listened to it a few times but it didn't end up being a keeper.


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