Twenty Twenty – (self titled) – 1985

This was the first album from Twenty Twenty before they changed their name to 20 Twenty.

Not much is written about Twenty Twenty so I know nothing about their background. The album is a well produced 80’s sound with good synth and guitar riffs. It’s a pleasant listen that will get some Classic Christian radio play.

Track Listing:
1 – You Are So True
2 – Security Code
3 – War Games
4 – His Fame
5 – Second Mile
6 – Love To Go
7 – He’s Still There
8 – Danger Zone
9 – You Can Know Them All
10 – World Premiere

Backing Vocals – Marty McCall
Design, Art Direction – Paul Proctor
Drum Programming [Linn Drum Programming] – Gary Lunn
Drums – Greg Herrington
Drums [Simmons Drums] – Dennis Holt
Engineer [Additional Engineering] – Allen Brown
Executive-Producer – Mary Lynn Robbins
Guitar – Roscoe Meek
Guitar [Additional] – Greg Jennings (tracks: A5, B3, B4)
Keyboards – Earnie Chaney
Keyboards [Additional] – Billy Smiley (tracks: B1, B3)
Mastered By – Hank Williams
Photography By – Dean D. Dixon
Producer, Backing Vocals, Mixed By – Billy Smiley
Programmed By [Synclavier Programming] – Richard Head
Recorded By, Mixed By – Brent King
Soloist [2nd Keyboard Solo] – Mark Gersmehl (tracks: A1)
Synthesizer [Additional] – John Slick (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B1, B2), Mark Gersmehl (tracks: B3, B4)
Synthesizer [Synthesizer Bass] – Billy Smiley (tracks: B1)
Synthesizer [Synthesizer Tracs], Programmed By [Programming] – Shane Keister (tracks: A3, A5)
Vocals, Backing Vocals – Ron Collins (6)
Vocoder – Shane Keister (tracks: A3, A2, B3)

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Author: Ray Mansfield

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

One thought on “Twenty Twenty – (self titled) – 1985”

  1. Twenty Twenty got their start playing around Shreveport, Louisiana – in those days they were called Refuge. I am fairy sure I remember Ronny Cates (later played with Petra) playing with them at a few gigs back in those days. Billy Smiley heard them and signed the band to a production deal – thus the reason they were on two different labels for their two recordings. They had some moderate success nationally after the first album. By the time they went into the studio to record “Get Altered” Earnie Chaney and Gary McAnelly had left the band (though Ernie participated in songwriting for the second album). Robert Miller was added on keys and Tommy Sims of White Heart laid down most of the bass guitar. When the band broke up Ron Collins went out as solo act recording one album on David & The Giants record label. Roscoe Meek joined Geoff Moore & The Distance from the “Friend Like U” days until Geoff retired the band. He also played with Susan Ashton on her final tour. Greg Harrington went on to enjoy a long career in country music – mainly working with Martina McBride. Robert Miller was well known around Shreveport for recording, producing and songwriting with various artists after Twenty Twenty. Ironically, years later Ernie Chaney tried to revive the band, but saw very little success with the “comeback”.

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