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  • Summary: The second volume from Luaka Bop's World Spirituality Classics series features 14 tracks from small label 1970s gospel artists selected by DJ Greg Belson.
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  • Record Label: Luaka Bop
  • Genre(s): R&B, Soul, Gospel, Religious, Southern Gospel, Black Gospel, Gospel Choir
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  1. Dec 19, 2019
    Combined, the music, essays, artist photos, and complete lyrics in the booklet make The Time for Peace Is Now an essential compilation -- no matter your beliefs or lack thereof -- for any fans of '70s soul.
  2. Uncut
    Dec 19, 2019
    However minor these 45s may have seemed at the time, together they constitute a major discovery for any soul fan regardless of his or her denomination (or utter lack thereof). [Oct 2019, p.50]
  3. Dec 19, 2019
    What distinguishes the recordings on The Time for Peace Is Now is how the passion of the singers is tempered by the professionalism of their supporting players. Everybody involved was attempting to appeal to a broad audience: They were converting doubters into believers by playing gospel that could masquerade as pop.
  4. Q Magazine
    Dec 19, 2019
    Faithful singers could learn a secular trick or two. [Dec 2019, p.117]
  5. Dec 19, 2019
    Don’t be frightened by the spiritual nature of this album. You don’t have to be a regular churchgoer to appreciate the moving, soulful tunes. In fact, you can enjoy this album even if you’ve never been to a church for anything other than a wedding.