Album artwork for Like A Ship (Without A Sail) by Pastor TL Barrett and The Youth For Christ Choir

Recorded in 1971 by a 27-year-old pastor and an after school program choir, Like A Ship is a stirring and powerful meditation on the wayward aftermath of the Civil Rights Movement. Tracked with the help of Chess/Cadet maestros Gene Barge, Phil Upchurch, and Richard Evans, the album is a mix of euphoric gospel and Mayfield-esque political soul, with sleigh bells, hand claps, and jazzy piano stabs. Sampled by T.I., Kanye, and Khaled, Barrett created a rapturous, crossover gospel classic that's still wildly relevant.

Pastor TL Barrett and The Youth For Christ Choir

Like A Ship (Without A Sail)

Numero Group
Album artwork for Like A Ship (Without A Sail) by Pastor TL Barrett and The Youth For Christ Choir
LP +

$26.99

Ice Wind Transparent Vinyl

Ice Wind Transparent Vinyl

Released 07/01/2022Catalog Number

NUM1271lp-C3

Album artwork for Like A Ship (Without A Sail) by Pastor TL Barrett and The Youth For Christ Choir
LP

$18.99

Released 10/20/2017Catalog Number

NUM1271LP

Pastor TL Barrett and The Youth For Christ Choir

Like A Ship (Without A Sail)

Numero Group
Album artwork for Like A Ship (Without A Sail) by Pastor TL Barrett and The Youth For Christ Choir
LP +

$26.99

Ice Wind Transparent Vinyl

Ice Wind Transparent Vinyl

Released 07/01/2022Catalog Number

NUM1271lp-C3

Album artwork for Like A Ship (Without A Sail) by Pastor TL Barrett and The Youth For Christ Choir
LP

$18.99

Released 10/20/2017Catalog Number

NUM1271LP

Recorded in 1971 by a 27-year-old pastor and an after school program choir, Like A Ship is a stirring and powerful meditation on the wayward aftermath of the Civil Rights Movement. Tracked with the help of Chess/Cadet maestros Gene Barge, Phil Upchurch, and Richard Evans, the album is a mix of euphoric gospel and Mayfield-esque political soul, with sleigh bells, hand claps, and jazzy piano stabs. Sampled by T.I., Kanye, and Khaled, Barrett created a rapturous, crossover gospel classic that's still wildly relevant.