Monday, May 05, 2008

I Believe: Songs of Devotion - Peter Pan Orchestra & Chorus


Here's an album of great devotional and inspirational songs suitable for kids, like I Believe, He's Got the Whole World in His Hands, Faith of Our Fathers, The Great Pretender, Climb Every... wait a minute..."The Great Pretender"???? Yeah, it's the one you're thinking, but I'm not really sure what a song about pretending to do well by "pretending that you're still around" has to do with devotional songs. Is he supposed to be talking about God? That's not really sending a good message to kids, is it?

One other thing. The cover (and the record label itself) mentions two songs that are not on the actual record: Rock of Ages and The End. Rock of Ages I know, but which The End are they talking about? The only one I know is the Beatles one ("And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make."), but this came out way before that did. Even so, it would be a better Song of Devotion than The Great Pretender! Anyway, hope you enjoy this!

Here's the track list:
  1. I Believe
  2. The Bible Tells Me So
  3. Little Child
  4. The Great Pretender
  5. Climb Every Mountain
  6. Open Up Your Heart and Let the Sunshine In
  7. Because
  8. He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
  9. Deck of Cards
  10. Faith of Our Fathers
Click here or here to download!

3 comments:

litlgrey said...

I was almost going to pass on this, but... Deck of Cards? Like, Wink Martindale's Deck of Cards?

FUCK!

RevRev said...

Ah, yes indeed THAT Deck of Cards. What a wonderfully chintzy addition to any collection. Thanks for the swell post. This deserved rescuing.

Anonymous said...

I have owned this album for 45 years. The Great Pretender is a song about the people in life that say they are believers, but for some strange reason are just acting like it. Happy on the outside, sad on the inside.
Deck of Cards is a beautiful description of a man's faith and source of strength during war. Pray for a minute at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time and maybe war can end peacefully.