Present History – Present History – 1990

This is actually a bit of a mystifying project. Present History is Darlene Zschech and Peter Beveridge. It is on an independent label which I am guessing was Peters personal label as this was the only release it ever had. It was recorded and released in Australia in 1990. It was released on LP and CD but it’s the CD that is so interesting. There is an original release with 10 tracks. Then there is a release with 2 bonus tracks. Then there is a release with the bonus tracks and 3 hidden tracks (this is that version). It was also released in Germany, Japan, Spain, and Europe. Peter had a CCM career before this album and Darlene had a CCM career after this album. The bonus and hidden tracks consist of remixes and or extended versions. Kind of surprising as we were pretty well done with the fascination of extended versions by 1990. Anyway it’s a solid pop album and I quite like it. Love the Roll Over Beethoven track. Contributing artists were David Evans and Randall Waller (Avion).

Tracklist
1 – Always – 3:30
2 – Freedom – 3:19
3 – City Streets – 4:20
4 – Roll Over Beethoven – 3:28
5 – Open Your Eyes – 4:53
6 – Only Ones – 4:02
7 – Don’t Wanna Say Goodbye /Luke’s Song) – 5:01
8 – Dreams – 5:12
9 – Counterfeit City – 3:55
10 – No Doubt – 3:44
Bonus Tracks
11 – Freedom (Extended Mix) – 5:18
12 – Always (The Soul – History Mix) – 6:14
Hidden Tracks
13 – Always (Club – History Mix) – 5:03
14 – Always (Extended Mix) – 5:23
15 – Roll Over Beethoven (Extended Mix) – 5:30

Credits
Engineer – Guy Gray
Lead Vocals – Darlene Zschech
Producer – Peter Beveridge
Backing vocals – David Evans, Randall Waller

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Nightlight Music Pty Ltd.
Copyright (c) – Nightlight Music Pty Ltd.
Recorded At – EMI Studios 301
Recorded At – Rhinoceros Studios
Recorded At – Rich Studios
Recorded At – Nightlight Studios
Mixed At – Arco Studios
Mastered At – EMI Studios 301
Glass Mastered At – Disctronics USA – 113252

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

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