Songs You May Have Missed #589

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Deliverance: “Leaving L.A.” (1980)

Brothers Paul, Danny and Ken Janz from Alberta, Canada formed their pop trio Deliverance in Munich, Germany and released three (now sadly out of print) albums before Paul went on to a solo career.

Now a theologian, Paul is in fact Professor of Philosophical Theology and Head of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at King’s College London.

Though aching ballad “Leaving L.A.” (the band’s only American chart hit at #71) hearkens to the California soft rock sound of Ambrosia, elsewhere Deliverance blended this sound with religious lyrical themes, which made for an interesting and not unappealing mix–Christian soft rock.

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