Degarmo and Key - This Time Thru (1978) Sunset Orange Vinyl, Remastered, Early Jesus Rock Music

DeGarmo and Key were forerunners and pioneers of early Jesus Music.  Their music transcended generations and musical boundaries.  They released 15 albums spanning 3 decades.   Their first three albums This Time Thru (1978) Straight On (1979) and This Ain't Hollywood (1980) have been completely remastered and are now available on colored vinyl for the first time ever along with remastered CDs with 8 page booklets, lyrics and photos with LTD Trading Card.  

  • Sunset Orange Vinyl
  • Classic Christian Rock from Early Jesus Music Band D&K
  • Originally Release in 1979
  • Includes 2-Sided Full Color Sleeve, Lyrics and Band Photo
  • Remastered by Rob Colwell (Bombworks Sound)
  • LP UPC: 763416069862
  • 2021 Girder Records (GR1011) / Limited Run Vinyl

This Time Thru (1978) 

DeGarmo and Key’s debut album This Time Thru set a new standard for high quality songwriting, musicianship, and production raising the bar for all the future albums to come. From the opening acoustic guitar intro to “Emmanuel,” which soon explodes into a classic rock song filled with keyboards, guitar solos, passionate singing, and Biblically based lyrics, one is ushered into a sound that was every bit as high quality as anything being released in the mainstream market. Elements of progressive rock appear in songs such as “Too Far, Too Long,” which features a keyboard intro that echoes the work of Keith Emerson from Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, and “Chase the Wind,” which features elements that would be at home in a Kansas song. Then there’s the country/rock flow of “Sleeper,” the grooving R&B shuffle of their cover of the traditional “Wayfaring Stranger,” and the title track, which closes the album and features a keyboard solo in the vein of Styx. All in all, This Time Thru, released in 1978, has stood the test of time and remains one of the finest debut albums in Christian rock history.

  1. Emmanuel 3:03
  2. Addey 4:11
  3. Only The Meek Survive 3:03
  4. (Gone, Gone, Gone) Too Far, Too Long 4:29
  5. Alleyways Of Strife 3:10
  6. Sleeper 2:45
  7. Wayfaring Stranger 3:38
  8. In The Days Of Thy Youth 1:26
  9. Chase The Wind 5:21
  10. This Time Thru 4:52

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