The Archers – Stand Up! – 1979

Stand Up! was The Archers fifth studio album and the first that Janice Archer would take on lead vocals responsibility. The album had lots of well known guest appearances as well as a whos who of studio musicians. I think this was one of their more uptempo albums they put out and this album actually had a bit of a commercial radio sound. “Pickin’ Up The Pieces” peaked at #11 and “Stand Up!” peaked at #9 on the CCM charts. All in all a pretty good album that I actually enjoyed.

1 – Only His Love – 4:39
2 – We’re All Gonna Leave Here – 3:09
3 – Fool’s Paradise – 3:55
4 – Moments With You – 3:50
5 – Stand Up! – 4:45
6 – Blame It On The One I Love – 2:45
7 – More (So Much More) – 3:32
8 – Livin’ In Your Love – 4:13
9 – God Loves You – 2:51
10 – Pickin’ Up The Pieces – 5:11

Arranged By – Larry Muhoberac
Art Direction – Klingensmith Design Group, Inc.
Bass – David Hungate, Reinie Press
Co-producer – Steve Archer, Tim Archer
Concertmaster – James Getzoff
Drums – Mike Baird, Paul Leim
Executive-Producer – Bill Cole
Guitar – Greg Poree, Thom Rotella, Tim May, Tony Sena
Keyboards – Billy Preston, Larry Muhoberac, Phil Kristianson
Lead Vocals – Janice Archer, Steve Archer, Tim Archer
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Mixed By – John Guess
Percussion – King Errisson
Photography By – Alan Bergman
Producer – John Guess, Larry Muhoberac
Recorded By – John Guess
Strings – James Getzoff
Tenor Saxophone [Solo] – Ernie Watts
Trombone – Bill Watrous
Trumpet – Chuck Findlay, Jay DaVersa
Woodwind – Buddy Collette, Don Menza

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Lexicon Music, Inc.
Published By – Lexicon Music, Inc.
Published By – Word, Inc.
Published By – Libris Music
Published By – Maranatha! Music
Published By – Birdwing Music
Published By – Cherry Lane Music Co.
Published By – Irving Music, Inc.
Recorded At – Jennifudy Studios
Recorded At – Hollywood Sound Recorders
Recorded At – Devonshire Studios
Recorded At – Hollywood Central Studio
Mastered At – A&M Mastering Studios

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Author: Ray Mansfield

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

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