We Three Together - Larry Norman - Home At Last
Label: Phydeaux - ARF-21,Phydeaux - L35223 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock •
Since meeting Larry in London in I have spent many hours, days and weeks in his company. He stayed at my home, I stayed at his and we had incessant discussions about faith, art and life through which we established our own foundations. The thing that impressed me when I first met him was that he wasn't 'using' music as a vehicle for mini-sermons. He had a deep love and understanding of rock 'n' roll.
He also had an amazing curiosity about popular culture. He was, in his own words, a 'media junkie. To be with him was to embark on a roller coaster ride of spiritual reflection, social insight, artistic vision and outrageous comedy. As with most roller coaster rides there were also times at which you thought you were coming off the tracks.
Heaven will be a brighter place with Larry Norman. Steve Turner. We all know Larry Norman was an epic pioneer. Almost single-handedly he blasted open the doors of rock music for a whole generation of christians. He was also an extremely kind, talented and faithful christian brother with an enormous heart. It had to be God filled it. I am privileged to have known him and called him friend. I think we shall all miss him more than we can know.
Norman Stone. All I can say We Three Together - Larry Norman - Home At Last that without our meeting all those years ago in the early 70s and he inviting me to play on his album 'Only Visiting This Planet' I would not have known of his production team of Triumvirate who eventually became my producers for four albums that have been recognised as landmark recordings and have in their way become classics, and all this was started by my meeting with Larry.
It's a funny old world We Three Together - Larry Norman - Home At Last it! I hadn't seen Larry for many many years. I wish I had known Larry better and I could have written a far more fitting tribute to this remarkably gifted and charismatic performer. All I carry with me are the 'fun' memories of that time, and of a guy who truly broke the mould in terms of Christian music and Christian performance.
He was in my book the Bob Dylan of that scene at the time, and it saddened me to read that it was a tough time for him financially to pay these medical bills when really he should have been a wealthy guy, with the quality and sheer volume of the material he wrote. Sadly another neglected genius. Rest in peace Larry. From a guy who knew you in the 70s. Gordon Giltrap. Sir Cliff Richard. Larry was a strange mixture of immense confidence and naive vulnerability. In fact he was probably a mixture of all three with some Michael Jackson thrown in.
I believe I first saw Larry when he performed a solo, sold out concert at London's Albert Hall; a major achievement. I remember he walked on stage to rapturous applause carrying a guitar case that he unpacked Ticket To Ride - The Beatles - 20 Greatest Hits stage without a word to the audience who were going wild.
Arrogant, Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones - Brussels Affair 1973 and very effective. Jon Miller. Everyone thought it was impossible and within weeks of him running that four minute mile two other people had done it. He broke through the nonsense and took all the flack for it. I mean it was a huge statement especially to America.
He was neither the most amazing singer, nor guitar player in the world but it was the anointing on him - for me anyway.
It was his stage presence for me — he was a giant on stage. Dave Markee. I'm so very sorry to hear of Larry's passing. This past Saturday I felt compelled to Goggle Larry, and sat down at the computer for hours watching, listening, soaking We Three Together - Larry Norman - Home At Last everything about him for the first time in my life. I don't know why this feeling came over me to do this but I do now. He opened so many doors while working with him. May his music impact the world and last forever.
My heart is very heavy and I just don't know what else to say. I heard about Larry's passing from my friend Norman Barratt. It's very sad to hear this news, after talking with Norman and putting the phone down, I was flooded with just some great memories of those early days when we spent a lot of time with Larry. It was a very special time in my life and we certainly had a lot of fun.
We travelled talked, prayed, and made lot's of music. Larry was one of a kind, a great talent and a great inspiration during those heady times. The one consolation in all of this is we will see him again when we meet him there. Personally I had no idea that Larry even knew We Three Together - Larry Norman - Home At Last After The Fire were so it was a pleasant surprise when we paid their US touring party a visit in their London hotel shortly after their appearance at Greenbelt that he welcomed us warmly!
He was surprised, maybe even flattered, when I said his commercial album 'Only Visiting This Planet' had been an inspiration to me personally to get out there and be counted in the mainstream music business! It is a strange sense of his release from suffering still being so sad for those left behind, never forget my Dad quoting Philippians when he was told he had 3 months to live: 'For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain'.
I am very sad to learn of Larry's passing. He was a unique artist who's influence across a wide spectrum cannot be measured. In my early years as a songwriter he was a constant inspiration. His songs were littered with references to a heaven and a better world. Peace and esteem to him there. Larry was many different people in one. He could be difficult at times. An hour later he could be so overtly generous it took your breath away.
I've seen him give people his whole concert fee the day after a gig because they were in need. But the Larry that will always stick with me was the one I saw on stage. I promoted about 15 concerts with Larry in the UK and Ireland and I can't count We Three Together - Larry Norman - Home At Last times I stood watching him on stage, in awe of what he had.
He had a gift. He was an amazing communicator. And he communicated from the heart of God. In many ways his gigs were "thus saith the Lord". There was a presence that settled over his concerts, a reverent awe that accompanied what he did. Unlike anyone else I've ever seen. I'll miss you friend. I've cried many Winnie Mandela - Angry Anderson - Beats From A Single Drum since your passing.
You were one of a kind. Trevor King. I only met Larry twice but he blessed me on both occasions. To say he was a giant of Christian music is a huge understatement. If he hadn't been as bold about his faith no doubt our mass media would today be full of eulogies and tributes for one of music's great pioneers. But such things are of little value anyway. Larry was a loyal servant of the King of Kings. And I suppose finally that's more important than any musical gift he had, however great.
See you in Heaven, Larry. Tony Cummings. As my inbox grew, email after email said the same thing. Larry had been a profound influence on them. People felt they had lost a friend as well as a favourite singer. In different Twisted (Tenaglias Club Mix) - Various - Club Vibes Vol.
4 (A Byte Compilation) Larry had helped people connect with God or deepen their relationship with Him. And as well as boldly pointing to the truth he had almost without fail made them laugh out loud and laugh until it hurt to keep laughing! And people had great memories of songs Larry had written, albums he had made and concerts he had given. Terms like genius, legend, pioneer and unique abounded also. My lasting memories of Larry are of his warmth and kindness, generosity and the time he took to encourage me as a writer and of friendship he showed beyond the call of duty.
He could be stubborn and tenacious too, but mostly in a good way. How else do you explain his limping round his final UK tour on crutches after being run over by the Beatles Magical Mystery Tour bus on day two of the tour? He never wore a watch and events unfolded on Larry time rather than their advertised time but it was interesting to observe how often this way of doing things seemed to result in him being there at the right time with just the right words to change a life.
He was completely unpredictable too. He loved his family and spoke often of how much they meant to him.
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