Darrell Mansfield – Get Ready – 1980

This was the first album using the moniker “Darrell Mansfield Band” It is actually the 3rd album from Darrell Mansfield. The first used the name “Gentle Faith” and the second was a self titled album.

The southern blues sound of this album was well received in the CCM community, though strangely the album was on a secular label, “Polydor”.

The lead track “Get Ready” sets the tone for the album and the album rocks from there on. In my opinion the track “Heaven Southwestern” is the “single” of the album.

Track Listing:
1 – Get Ready – 4:44
2 – Mr. Rock ‘N Roll – 4:08
3 – Above The Water – 6:18
4 – Billy Joe – 3:48
5 – Heaven Southwestern – 6:10
6 – Never Be The Same – 3:38
7 – Power Of Love – 4:15
8 – Life Saver – 5:02

Art Direction – Bob Heimall (AGI)*
Artwork [Cover] – Dan Sneberger
Bass – Charlie Souza
Bass, Vocals – Jimmy Perez
Design [Logo] – Tim Barela
Drums – Donny Vosburgh, Paul Angers
Engineer – Scott Spain, Willie Harlan
Engineer [Assistant] – Brook Johnson
Engineer, Mixed By, Mastered By – Richard Donaldson
Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar – Anthony Dean (2)
Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Guitar [12 String], Vocals – Dennis Carothers
Photography By – Chuck Schmid*
Producer, Keyboards, Synthesizer – Skip Konte
Vocals, Harmonica – Darrell Mansfield

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One of the founding cowboys of Real 80s CCM. Been listening to this stuff since 1978.

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