The Word66 unleash cover of classic rock single “Spirit In The Sky”
Christian rockers The Word66 have released their cover of the classic rock track “Spirit In The Sky.” The Las Vegas, Nevada, USA based rockers previously released the single “On The Way To The Promise Land.”
The Word66 describe themselves as follows on their Facebook page (with slight edits);
“Edgy with a touch of commercial acceptability, the Christian rock band, The Word66 is bringing to you its catchy melodies and thought provocative lyrics with there debut single. Founding member Steve Scott had lost his way from the church and his love for playing music for many years until God brought him back to fulfill this purpose.
Each song has its own heartfelt message that fellow brothers and sisters will relate to with a deep understanding moved to sing along. They are both excited and honored to share with you what God has allowed them to create to glorify his name.
“On The Way To The Promise Land” is inspired from the book of Exodus. The lyrics will walk you through some of the most important events documented in its pages from the rocking prospective of the band.
Other songs to follow are inspired by the story’s of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ, Adam & Eve, Ecclesiastes, the story leading up to flood, along with our everyday struggles in life and where to find the answers.
The Word66 has been chosen to spread the word in there unique way to all who will listen.”
Wikipedia provides the following summary about the track “Spirit In The Sky” (with slight edits): “”Spirit in the Sky” is a song written and originally recorded by Norman Greenbaum and released in late 1969. The single became a gold record, selling two million copies from 1969 to 1970, and reached No. 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart (April 18, 1970), where it lasted for 15 weeks in the Top 100, and #1 on WCFL on March 16, 1970 and on WLS on March 23, 1970, just before Easter. Billboard ranked the record the #22 song of 1970. It also climbed to #1 on the UK, Australian and Canadian charts in 1970. Rolling Stone ranked “Spirit in the Sky” #333 on its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song was featured on the 1969 album of the same name. Cover versions by Doctor and The Medics and Gareth Gates have also made the #1 spot in the UK.”
The Word66‘s “Spirit In The Sky” lyric video:
The Word66‘s “On The Way To The Promise Land” lyric video: