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Upon This Rock


Download links and information about Upon This Rock by Larry Norman. This album was released in 1969 and it belongs to Gospel, Rock, Christian Rock genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 43:25 minutes.

Artist: Larry Norman
Release date: 1969
Genre: Gospel, Rock, Christian Rock
Tracks: 14
Duration: 43:25
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No. Title Length
1. You Can't Take Away the Lord 2:12
2. I Don't Believe In Miracles 3:14
3. Moses In the Wilderness 3:15
4. Walking Backwards Down the Stairs 2:45
5. Ha Ha World 3:26
6. Sweet Sweet Song of Salvation 3:54
7. Forget Your Hexagram 2:27
8. The Last Supper 3:17
9. I Wish We'd All Been Ready 3:13
10. Nothing Really Changes 3:15
11. Postlude 2:17
12. You Can't Take Away the Lord (Demo) [Bonus Track] 2:11
13. Sweet Song of Salvation (Live) [Bonus Track] 5:24
14. Nothing Really Changes (Demo) [Bonus Track] 2:35



It’s hard to overestimate the importance of Larry Norman’s Upon This Rock in the history of Christian music. This album is arguably the first overtly Christian rock album — and it’s also a collection of compelling, superbly-crafted songs. Norman brought a mixture of reverence and rebellion to his solo debut, spreading word of an impending Judgment Day in the midst of war and moral decadence. He depicts this theme most eloquently in “I Wish We’d All Been Ready,” an intentionally frightening look at the coming apocalypse that went on to become a Christian music standard. The album has its moments of comic relief as well — “Moses in the Wilderness” tells a Bible story in hipster slang, while “Ha Ha World” matches a wry routine to a propulsive groove. Sunny gospel-pop ditties like “Sweet Sweet Song of Salvation” and cautionary offerings like “Forget Your Hexagram” speak to the psychedelic generation without sacrificing their spiritual gravity. Norman shifts between orchestral arrangements and stripped-down acoustic settings to present these songs of warning, joy, and hope. Upon This Rock was the departure point for the ‘70s Jesus Music movement, and it remains a transcendently powerful work.