Barnabas – Little Foxes – 1986

This was the final studio album from Barnabas. While I liked their sound I think perhaps for some people it had become somewhat monotonous and this album doesn’t really offer much new in musical styling. I guess that’s one of the problems of having a distinct style. While your hardcore fans stand by you, casual fans think to themselves that they’ve heard this before. This album however should be listened to if not for the music then for the lyrics. This album may have been one of their best lyrically. As the story goes the band broke up after playing Greenfest in 1985 but had a contract to release one more album. I presume they returned to the studio to record this album. This might also explain why it’s only 8 tracks. While I like this album my sixth sense does indicate something not quite right about this album and perhaps it is that it was recorded after the breakup of the band. Or I could be completely wring about the sound and the story.

1 – Gospel Maniac – 5:04
2 – Little Foxes – 4:05
3 – Destroy After Use – 4:56
4 – Auschwitz ’87 – 4:42
5 – China White – 3:20
6 – Sins Of The Fathers – 5:21
7 – All Alone – 5:13
8 – Suite For The Souls Of Our Enemies (Part Two – Lover) – 3:27

Artwork [Cover Art] – Paradise Graphics, Paul Gross
Bass, Keyboards – Gary Mann
Drums, Percussion – Kris Klingensmith
Engineer – Barry Stramp
Guitar – Brian Belew
Producer, Arranged By – Barnabas
Saxophone – Chris Hicks (tracks: B4)
Vocals – Chris Hall (tracks: B1), Jeff McGuinness (tracks: B1), Nancy Jo Mann

Companies, etc.
Copyright (c) – Lexicon Music, Inc.
Published By – Lexicon Music, Inc.
Manufactured By – Word Records Limited
Recorded At – Studio 7, Oklahoma City, OK

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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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