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Letter Of The Law (1982)

Original LP Release - Phydeaux ARF-86-1

Country: US Single slip 1982

Front Side

Back Side


                LP release

USA         Phydeaux ARF-86-1 (1982)


                Song listing

Side 1       I Found Love

                                Written by Randy Stonehill & Tom Howard

                Shine Your Light

                                Written by Tom Howard

                I Am Your Friend

                                Written by Tom Howard, sung by Sarah Finch

                Danger In Loving You

                                Written by Tom Howard

Side 2       Iron And Steel

                                Written by Tom Howard

                Show Me The Shepherd

                                Written by Tom Howard

                Strong Love

                                Written by Tom Howard

                Whenever Sarah Cries

                                Written by Tom Howard



                    This is a numbered white label pressing (first copies said "white label test pressing,") released for the Marriott Commemoration. Only 250 copies have been pressed.


                    On the "Quiet Night" insert it says that "Labor Of Love" was recorded earlier than "Letter Of The Law." "Letter," however, has an earlier catalog number and is therefore listed before "Labor Of Love."


                    The album was released with a few variations. My copy (#3) has a black on white photocopy on the front cover (a photograph that was also used on the "Letter Of The Law" labels of the Barchaeology reissue) and a black on blue photocopy on the back cover with some text and a small photograph of Larry Norman standing before a chapel. It's signed and numbered by hand. The front cover has this text stamped: "Solid Rock Street Choir And Blues Band" and "Letter Of The law;" this text plus the song titles are stamped on the labels. Other copies have inserts and no stamps on the cover or the labels. The song titles were stamped on the first 10 copies only.


                    "Letter Of The Law" was also released as part of the "Barchaeology" 3LP box with the same catalog number and the same tracks. In 1999 this album appeared as part of the CD "Rough Street Love Letter" (this double CD is a reissue of the "Barchaeology" 3LP box with extra tracks).


                    See also LP "Quiet Night" where there's no mention of "Solid Rock Street Choir And Blues Band;" it's "The Young Lions" instead. On the "Barchaeology" 3LP box there is no band name at all.


  All release information and notes courtesy of Robert Termorshuizen.