Lewis McVay – Spirit of St. Lewis – 1978

This was the first of two solo albums from Lewis McVay after Mustard Seed Faith dissolved. This album is actually kind of a mess. It’s a strange mix of traditional Jesus music, 70’s Rock, Soul, and even a country song. That said I’m not saying the album is bad, just that it is a bunch of different styles. Honestly it’s quite a good album just with so many different styles it does not flow like an album should. Lewis was better known for his next solo album but this one probably would have been more popular if it had stuck to one or two styles. Joining Lewis on Guitar on this album was Don Gerber (Darrell Mansfield Band) and famed studio musician and producer Al Perkins.

1 – Time – 3:26
2 – Ridin’ In The Wind – 3:48
3 – Any Day – 5:28
4 – Water – 3:04
5 – Somebody – 3:52
6 – Lost But Not Forgotten – 3:27
7 – How Long? – 4:30
8 – Oh Lord – 4:07
9 – With You – 3:15
10 – Sit Down – 5:40

Acoustic Guitar – Don Gerber
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Joe Cadrecha
Backing Vocals – Billy Thedford, Kelly Willard, Sherlie Matthews, Venetta Fields, Virgil Beckham
Bass – Darrell Cook
Drums – Mike Fickling
Electric Guitar – Tony Sena
Electronic Drums – Dennis Holt
Engineer – Jonathan David Brown
Guitar – Al Perkins
Handclaps – Steve Berchtold
Keyboards – Phil Kristianson
Mandolin, Violin – Fred Fields
Producer – John Pantry
Saxophone, Flute – John Yoakum
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Handclaps – Lewis McVay

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Phonographic Copyright (p) – Maranatha! Music
Copyright (c) – Maranatha! Music

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Author: Ray Mansfield

One of the founding cowboys of Real 80s CCM. Been listening to this stuff since 1978.

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