Twila Paris – Kingdom Seekers – 1985

This was Twila’s fourth album and her first with Star Song. Twila had made a name for herself as far as female vocalists were concerned. Her previous albums had 7 charting singles but this album dominated the charts after it’s release. It had 5 singles with songs peaking at #1, #2, #10, #20, and #32. The lead single, Runner, made it to #1 and was at that position for 9 weeks. It also sat on the charts for 26 weeks, yes 6 months. This has to be one of the most successful CCM albums of all time. I don’t have any stats in front of me but wow, this was an impressive album. The albums had a few different covers, the first and most common was a picture of a golden path to a castle. Subsequent ones featured Twila’a picture. The first was ugly in my opinion and here’s a hint to any aspiring record companies. Put the pretty girl on the cover!!! This is a tried and true method to improve sales. One small piece of trivia on the album is that Twila’s little sister, Starla Paris, sang backup on Runner.

1 – Runner – 4:02
2 – Center Of Your Will – 4:33
3 – Tellin’ The Truth – 4:12
4 – Language Of Disciples – 3:40
5 – Lamb Of God – 4:04
6 – The Child Inside You – 4:04
7 – Breaking My Heart – 3:19
8 – It All Goes Back – 3:51
9 – Release Of The Spirit – 2:10
10 – He Is Exalted – 3:37
11 – Faithful Men – 3:24

Arranged By – Carl Marsh
Backing Vocals – Starla Paris
Bass Guitar – Leon Gaer
Drums – Keith Edwards
Electric Guitar – Marty Walsh
Keyboards – Carl Marsh
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Percussion – Alex MacDougall
Producer – Jonathan David Brown
Songwriter, Backing Vocals – Twila Paris
Synthesizer – Rhett Lawrence

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Star Song Records
Copyright (c) – Star Song Records
Copyright (c) – StraightWay Music
Pressed By – Electrosound Los Angeles – 27059

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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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