Saturday, March 25, 2017

Faith Is The Key !!

Founded by ordained bishop Larry H. Jordan and his brother-in-law
Frank Tinsley in the early 1980s, Enlightment was among the first groups
to fuse modern R&B production with gospel themes. Unfortunately, the
independent release of their 1984 debut album Faith Is The Key was
torpedoed when both their distributor and pressing plant went out of
business. After more than three decades as a lost classic, the debut album
by this Washington DC soul/gospel outfit has since been reissued; Once
unofficially, and now by Nature Sounds. However, Discogs reviews claim
that not only do some of the tracks have clicking sounds, but also the cover
art is blurred, leaving us to wonder if this too is unofficial or just poor
reproduction by the label. Regardless, enjoy!

Arranged By – Larry H. Jordan
Backing Vocals – Larry H. Jordan, Marilyn Monroe (2), Rhonda Lathon Holmes, Sheila Stubblefield
Drums – Harold Young
Guitar – Tony Harod
Horns – Tim Eyermann
Saxophone – Joe Garling
Synthesizer – Al Johnson