This is a Hell of an album. I don't mean the music, so much as the process of cutting it up. The process made me question Hargis' sanity more than I already did.
I'm not the most organized person in the world and I don't mean to be too inside musical baseball here but editing audio is pretty straight forward. You look for the breaks in the waveforms and what's in between is the song. You start at the beginning and move to the end. Vinyl complicates the process somewhat as the pops and cracks can hide the audio you want but, still, when a song stops it's pretty obvious. Right?
Um. Not in this case.
Take a look at the the track list.
1. 3 Korean Children's Songs
2. Korean Folk Songs
1. America The Beautiful
2. My Jesus Thou Wilt
3. Blessed Assurance
4. How Great Thou Art
5. He Hideth My Soul
6. In The Garden
7. Battle Hymn of the Republic
8. Down in the Valley
You've got some medleys going on with Side One and then Side Two is smooth sailing, right? Nope. Billy, as the song said, must have had his beer goggles on as well as his alleged confused-about-his-sexuality-and-inappropriateness-towards-children glasses.
First off, although Side One lists three tracks. Procedurally, you should be looking for three songs. No. There are eight bands. So the issue becomes two tracks that lists the contents of the songs and one that doesn't. Here's where it gets odd - the track that doesn't list the songs is the easiest one to cut up. There are definite breaks. Two of the folk songs blend into each other, making it impossible to split. And the hymns didn't morph into one another, either.
Side Two contains eight songs. Except My Jesus Thou Wilt and Blessed Assurance are actually a medley. DOH!
Anywho - it gave me a new appreciation (if that's the right word) of the album.