Hope Sterling – The Way Things Are – 1988

I really can’t find much on Hope but I will summarize what I did find but with no claim of it’s accuracy. Hope was a Canadian artist who went into the studio in 1987 or 1988 to record this excellent album. It has a great female pop sound and quite frankly I am surprised I can’t find out more about it. The album was produced by Roy Salmond who produced some of the best Canadian artists at the time and had some good albums of his own. Apparently Hope toured with Sheila Walsh in on Walsh’s Canadian tour as well as African Sonrise and Connie Scott on various dates. That’s about all I can find but this is an excellent album so give it the love it deserved in 1988 when it came out.

1 – Love Comes Along – 3:52
2 – Can’t Give It (If You Don’t Have It) – 3:59
3 – Standing In The Shadows – 3:59
4 – You Will Not Leave Me – 3:08
5 – I Remember – 6:37
6 – Oh The Distance – 3:10
7 – The Way Things Are – 4:12
8 – Arms Up – 5:17
9 – Don’t Keep On Running – 4:37
10 – Never Let Us Go – 4:28

Backing Vocals – Hope, Roy
Backing Vocals [Additional] – Donny Hackett (tracks: 6), Gayle Salmond (tracks: 6)
Bass – Miles Hill (tracks: 7)
Design, Layout – Nancy Yeasting
Drums, Percussion – Daryl Bennett
Engineer – Gary Tole
Engineer, Mixed By – Dave Slagter
Executive-Producer – Bill Sterling, Mark Sterling
Guitar – Dane DeViller
Keyboards, Bass, Drum Programming [Drum And Percussion Programming], Guitar – Roy Salmond
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Photography By – Francis Cheng
Producer, Arranged By – Roy Salmond

Companies, etc.
Recorded At – Inside Trak Studios
Mastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering

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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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