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White Blossoms From Black Roots (1989)


Original CD Release-Solid Rock SRD-030
 

Country: US CD 1989

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Note: CD version SRD-030 was first released with a blue and then a clear label.


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Note: An alternate version of the clear label lists SRD-030 around the center hole only. Also, "Volume 1" is missing from the label below 1956-1986.


White Blossoms From Black Roots
 
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2nd CD Release-Solid Rock SRD-041
 

Country: US CD 1997

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CDR Release-"60th Birthday Reissue"
Solid Rock SRA-SRD-041

 

Country: US CDR 2007

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                CD/CD-R releases

USA         Solid Rock SRD-030 (1989)

USA         Solid Rock SRD-041 (1997)

USA         Solid Rock SRA-SRD-041 (2007) CD-R

 

                Cassette release

USA         Solid Rock SRC-030 (1988)

 

                Song listing CD SRD-030/CAS SRC-030

                (titles with an * are not on cassette)

                The Man From Galilee

                                1986 (?) Studio recording, mixed a little

                                differently than the version of this song on

                                "The Best Of The Second Trilogy," different guitar solo.

                Looking For The Footprints*

                                Previously unreleased studio recording, from around

                                1975 (later also released on the CD versions of

                                "In Another Land")

                Pardon Me*

                                From "Only Visiting This Planet"

                Soul On Fire

                                1987 studio version, different mix than the version

                                of this song on "The Best Of The Second Trilogy"

                I Wish We'd All Been Ready

                                From "Only Visiting This Planet"

                Why Don't You Look Into Jesus

                                From "Only Visiting This Planet"

                Righteous Rocker #1*

                                From "Only Visiting This Planet"

                Why Should The Devil Have All The Good Music

                                From "Only Visiting This Planet"

                The Outlaw

                                From "Only Visiting This Planet"

                Lonely By Myself*

                                From "So Long Ago The Garden"

                It's Only Today That Counts

                                Same as the version on

                                "The Best Of The Second Trilogy"

                The Sun Began To Rain

                                From "In Another Land"

                Watch What You're Doing

                                From "Something New Under The Son" (see notes)

                Out Of My System*

                                From "Stop This Flight"

                A Woman Of God

                                1983 studio version with piano outtro

                Living In The 20th Century

                                From "The Best Of The Second Trilogy"

                                but some 30 seconds shorter

 

                Extra track on cassette

                You Can Save Me

                                Live, from "Bootleg"

 

                Song listing CD SRD-041

                The Man From Galilee (Alternate Rock Mix)

                Looking For The Footprints

                Soul On Fire (Alternate Street Rock Remix)

                                From "The Best Of The Second Trilogy"

                I Wish We'd All Been Ready

                Why Don't You Look Into Jesus

                Why Should The Devil Have All The Good Music

                The Outlaw (L.A. Acoustic Remix)

                The Sun Began To Rain (Dudley Moore Version)

                                From "In Another Land" (?)

                Watch What You're Doing (Extended Rock Mix)

                Out Of My System (Live Dance Mix)

                A Woman Of God (Extended Rock & Reggae Remix)

                                1983 studio version, from

                                "The Best Of The Second Trilogy"

                Living In The 20th Century (Neoprimitive Dance Mix)

                Soul On Fire (Mark Heard's Ghetto Dub Remix)

                                From "The Best Of The Second Trilogy"

 

                Notes

                    Another Larry Norman compilation; most tracks have been released before. There are two CD versions of SRD-030; the first issue has a blue label, the second a blank label (both are from 1989). This album is referred to as "Thirty Years" (see "Thirty Years 1956 - 1986") in some discographies (which actually is more like a subtitle, given on the original CD and cassette version only).

 

                    The CD tracks are given; those marked with an asterisk are not on the cassette; the cassette contains "You Can Save Me" (from "Bootleg") which is not on the CD.

 

                    "Watch What You're Doing" is the "Little Joe Billy" version. "Out Of My System" is a different version than the one on "Down Under (But Not Out)"

 

                    The booklet gives the years when these songs were written and also the years these songs were recorded. I have my doubts about "The Man From Galilee" (1986?) and "Looking For The Footprints" (this is the same version as on the "In Another Land" CD and must have been recorded around 1975 (The "Blossoms" CD says 1986).

 

                    There are also two pre-release (?) tapes of "White Blossoms" (with resp. 13 and 15 songs). A few songs might have been mixed differently on these tapes (?).

 

                    The 1997 reissue is compiled differently; the songs of this release are given separately with their additions. Despite the additions, most of these songs are the same as on SRD-030 (if there are any differences, they must be very subtle!). Different are: "Soul On Fire" (two different versions on SRD-041) and "Woman Of God" (long version on SRD-041).

 

                    As for the songs from "Only Visiting This Planet" there are some little differences in song length (some other slight differences can be heard though). "Lonely By Myself" is the MGM version (see "So Long Ago The Garden)." If there are any differences between the "In Another Land" version of "The Sun Began To Rain" and the one on these reissues, then I didn't find them... they must be very subtle.

 

                    Although this album, both the original release and the re-release, mention this is part 1 ("volume 1" / "book 1" respectively), there has not been a follow-up release so far. There has been mention of follow-up releases of this series in a 1990 newsletter (recipients of the newsletter were asked what they wanted to be released).

 

                    In early June 2000 Larry Norman announced the next one or two installments of the "White Blossoms From Black Roots" series.

 

                    The 2007 CD-R release includes the same songs and song order as the 1997 Solid Rock CD release (second version). (Jim Bthel)

 

   All release information and notes courtesy of Robert Termorshuizen except where otherwise noted.