White Light (8) ‎– Parable

Scotia ‎– SCO/LP 4791
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Prodigal
B1 Mighty Big God
B2 Where Did I Belong
B3 Awaiting On You All
B4 Now I Realise
B5 In My Father's House



Scottish christian rock album
SCO/LP 4791 on rear of sleeve
SCO.LP.4791 on labels

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SOMM027 White Light (8) Parable(LP, Album, RE, RM) Sommor SOMM027 Spain 2016 Sell This Version
SOMMCD027 White Light (8) Parable(CD, Album, RE, RM) Sommor SOMMCD027 Spain 2016 Sell This Version

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January 20, 2016
Formed in Glasgow in the early 70s, White Light were not an ordinary Xian rock band: influenced by the explosive sound of The Who, the hard blues of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and even Black Sabbath, their live performances across the country featured heavy rock sounds, feedback howling round, phased lighting effects and commitment to the real enjoyment of Rock Music. They weren’t formed to play in churches – but to take The Message to the rock generation in loud clubs, halls and big rock venues.

In 1972, they were finalists in a national rock competition organized by Melody Maker magazine. This event encouraged the band to enter the studio for the recording of their first album. “Parable” was released as a private pressing in 1974. Housed in a mysterious looking cover, the music is Xian hard psych straight from the garage with lot of raw fuzz guitar and Vox Continental organ. Combining hard-rock with heavy blues and dreamy moments, it features the monster sidelong track “Prodigal”, which has to be heard to be believed.

First ever reissue of this ultra-obscure private pressing (as featured in the last Hans Pokora’s “7001 Record Collector Dreams” book with the maximum scale rarity). Done under license from the band members.

Remastered sound

Insert with liner notes and photos.

“Super scarce high-powered bluesy garage/psych hard-rock beast, packed to the gills with cheesy organ, jubilant fuzz guitar, and frenzied drumming”. – Ken Scott (The Archivist).


August 20, 2015
Not half as cool as the cover. Side A is an 18+ minute track that isn't what you'd expect for an 18 minute track, it's really more of a mish-mash of 1950s rock moves. Side B has a few that skirt around the edges of psychedelia (particularly "Now I Realise," by far the lp's standout track) but are still rather corny and lightweight.