This is one of the first albums recorded by premies in the West and the songs thereon were sung regularly when I first began going to satsang in Sydney, Australia in late 1973. While they made me cringe with embarrassment then with their conceptual simplicity and overt in-your-face up-front worship of the teenage fat boy Prem Rawat then, I rather enjoy them 30+ years later. My memory is that these songs were constantly sung in satsang in Sydney and Brisbane, the cities in which I attended satsang in the early to mid-1970's. I doubt that "King of Kings" is being played publicly at Rawat's events these days but "Spread This Knowledge" has been one of the all-time Rawatism favourites and is still being sung 40 years later by Rawat's daughter which is rather pathetic really as the Knowledge hasn't spread as anyone sitting in a hall at one of Rawat's "events" can plainly see.
The Lord of the Universe - Anand Band, 13 tracks, 57.17
02 First Time I Saw Him 4.18
03 Golden Way 4.29
04 Oh Lord, We've Been Waiting So Long 5.23
05 There's a Light In Me 5.39
06 King of Kings 4.24
The immaturity and poor judgement of the song-writers is particularly obvious in songs such as *****finish this off ************