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Michael Orr And The Book Of Life ‎– Love Will Rise

Michael Orr And The Book Of Life ‎– Love Will Rise

High Jazz

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Amazing private gospel modern soul/boogie LP originally released in 1981, featuring an alternate version of the dance floor killer "Spread Love".

Having grown up in rural West Virginia, Michael Orr is a marvelously talented musician and accomplished singer, songwriter, and producer. From the time he was placed on a piano bench as a toddler, Michael has been playing and composing music.

In 1975 Michael Orr recorded his first full record “Spread Love” which became an international classic.
In 1979 he recorded his second and much lesser known album “Love Will Rise” in Los Angeles and released it on the Birthright record label. The single “Love Will Rise” was a tribute to The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A gem of a smooth soul album – completely rare in the original, and a fully honest testament from Michael Orr. Orr's got a real talent for a song – and his commitment to strong vocals can be heard in his mix of styles that recall bits of Andy Bey, Jon Lucien, Gil Scott-Heron, and DJ Rogers.

An absolutely incredible gospel modern soul album, finally available again, fully licensed and remastered, with original artwork. Not to be missed!

1. Jesus Is Coming Again 03:48
2. Love Will Rise 04:42
3. Hear The Message 04:00
4. God's Given Me A Comforter 04:30
5. Praise Hallelujah 02:47
6. I Don't Know You 04:20
7. This Is A Blessing 04:25
8. Come Live In My Heart 05:19
9. Spread Love 03:53

Format: 12-inch Vinyl LP
Label: High Jazz
Catalog: HJLP007
Released: 2020
Genre: Boogie / Gospel / Soul