images are available as bonus files to the "Something New Under
The Son" download on Bandcamp.
information on this LP cover was written in June 1978, though the 8
can be seen as a 9 as well... Close inspection suggests an 8 though.
years given with the album titles are recording years, though not completely
The numbers behind the album titles indicate the number of songs on
the album (the same numbers are shown in the string of characters on
the "Something New Under The Son" inner
sleeve), though the actual numbers of songs on the known albums
are different. It indicates what Larry Norman originally had in mind
for his albums - they were rarely released like Larry Norman intended.
Oddly, even the number of songs given for albums like "Street Level"
and "Bootleg" are different. "Street Level" even
had two releases; the first had 9 songs, the second 10. According to
the above image (and the string of characters on the "Something
New Under The Son" inner sleeve), "Street Level" has
12 songs. Only "Something New Under The Son" has a corresponding
amount of songs (including "The Tune").
Norman had a fascination with numbers and some study is needed to explain
all of their meanings.
whole two cycles of albums included 174 songs and 99 (3x 33) for the
released albums (the first cycle plus "Something New Under The
Son" from the second cycle). The titles of the abums for each cycle
consist of 33 words (according to the annotated
booklet: "Jesus ... was crucified when He was 33").
Tune" is the last (99th) song of the released albums. It came out
in 1983 on "The Story Of The Tune", Phydeaux ARF-99 (!). The
back cover reads "The Tune (song number 99)". This song was
intended to be released on "Something New Under The Son" but
was eventually released on a single album in 1983 (with bonus tracks).