Allies – Long Way From Paradise – 1989

The fourth album from Allies turned it up a notch from their previous releases. Even though this album had several Rock tunes there were plenty of fluff tunes to single on the Christian charts. It spawned 4 singles with “All Day, All Night” doing the best peaking at #14 after 6 weeks on the charts. “Take Me Back” came in at #15 with 12 weeks on the charts. A cover of “Crying In The Chapel” made it to #20 with 10 weeks on the charts and it’s actually a pretty good cover but I am always biased to the 50’s/Rockabilly tunes. Finally “Trust In God” made it to #40 in the 2 weeks it was on the charts. Regardless of the fluff pieces there are some good rock tunes on the album and it’s well worth listening too. Probably my favourite album by them.

Tracklist
1 – Long Way From Paradise – 2:29
2 – Trust In God – 4:35
3 – All Day, All Night – 3:45
4 – Take Me Back – 4:39
5 – Old Man Down – 2:55
6 – Christian Man – 4:16
7 – Devil Is A Liar – 4:36
8 – I Wanna Be Like You – 4:11
9 – Walk With Me Silent – 5:05
10 – Rock Of Salvation – 4:50
11 – Crying In The Chapel – 3:51

Credits
Art Direction – Bill Brunt Designs
Art Direction [Cover Coordination] – Terri Short
Backing Vocals – Bob Carlisle
Bass – Matthew Chapman
Drums – Jimmy Erickson
Executive-Producer – Lynn Keesecker
Guitar – Bob Carlisle, Randy Thomas
Keyboards [Additional] – Tim Heintz
Lead Guitar [Solo] – Randy Thomas
Lead Vocals – Bob Carlisle, Randy Thomas (tracks: 10)
Mastered By – Wally Traugott
Photography By – Stewart Ivester
Producer, Arranged By – Bob Carlisle, Randy Thomas
Recorded By [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant] – Fred Tedesco
Recorded By, Mixed By – Randy Thomas
Saxophone [Additional] – Glen Myerscough
Vocals – Jimmy Erickson, Matthew Chapman
Written-By – Artie Glenn (tracks: 11), Bob Carlisle (tracks: 1 to 10), Randy Thomas (2) (tracks: 1 to 10)

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Word, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Word, Inc.
Manufactured By – Word, Inc.
Recorded At – Allies Recording Studio
Mixed At – Allies Recording Studio
Mastered At – Capitol Mastering

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

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