The Final Hour

by azanyah

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AZANYAH's follow-up release to their classic maiden effort, The One LP (Path of Light Records, 1987). The Final Hour ventures into the realm of extended length compositions, exploring more fully the opportunity for spiritually creative expression in the improvisational tradition, with all the energy and urgency that the title implies.

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released September 1, 1993

AZANYAH
THE FINAL HOUR

The Final Hour 8:15
M. Azanyah
How We Claim To Know 10:56
M. Azanyah
The Latter Rain 17:46
I. Zechariah

All Songs Path Of Light Publishing, BMI

Produced By:
M. Azanyah/I. Zechariah for Path Of Light Records
©1993 Path Of Light Records. All Rights Reserved.

Mamaniji Azanyah – Bass
Immanuel Zechariah – Tenor & Soprano Saxophones/Flute/Misc. Percussion
Richard Owens – Trombone
Gary Motley – Piano
Ramadan A. Mu’Min – Percussion
Theresa Morton – Vocals
Roger (“Raja”) Blank – Drums

Recorded and Mixed at: ACMA Recording Studio (ATL) 1992
Recording and Mix Engineer: Charles Locke
Mixed by: M. Azanyah/C. Locke/I. Zechariah

Cover Art: “When All The Truth Is Known The Sands Of Time Will Have Run Out” ©1983 Dwight Crichton. Used by Permission.

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azanyah Atlanta, Georgia

AZANYAH's banner reads, “Creative Spiritual Expression in the Improvisational Tradition” and led by Mamaniji Azanyah and Immanuel Zechariah, utilizes a powerhouse instrumental ensemble, with equally powerful lead vocals. AZANYAH transports the listener through a kaleidoscopic soundscape of Jazz, pan-African, and World Music, filled with prophetic rapture, meditative bliss and reflective wonder. ... more

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Track Name: How We Claim To Know
How we claim to know the prophecies and signs
That reveal Earth's final days are here
Yet we live our lives as if we have time
To pursue vain and selfish cares

But those revelations we refuse to heed
Caring more for treasures of this world
So we'll lose our souls for pleasure and gold
Knowing not what life is worth

Many are the paths and very wide the way
Where destruction is man's destiny
While the way of life is narrow and hard
Yet leads on to eternity

Peace, love, joy, and safety, blessings on the way,
Says the sentiment that marks this age
Yet the truth of life, its bloodshed and strife
Speak of a different stage

Open up your eyes and take a look around
For it really is not hard to see
That the problems facing all humankind
Can't be solved by humanity

Many say that they possess the healing way
That shall cure the ills which plague this Earth
Yet their hearts despise the one way of life
That God sets forth in his word

There are those who wait for others to confirm
That which scripture plainly states shall be
They have placed their faith in men who debate
Whether the Word of God is real.
Track Name: The Latter Rain
Rain down your grace oh Lord,
Blessed Savior,
Rain down your grace oh Lord,
Heavenly Father,
Rain down your grace oh Lord,
My Redeemer,
Rain down your grace oh Lord,
Holy Spirit

If you love me rain down your grace
If you love me rain down your grace
If you love me rain down your grace
If you love me rain down your grace

Rain down your grace Oh Lord
Blessed Savior
Rain down your grace Oh Lord
Holy Spirit
Yes.