Matthew Ward – Armed & Dangerous – 1986

This was Ward’s second solo album. All songs were written by Ward and keyboard player, Jim Tenneboe. The album definitely has a more rock feel than his work with 2nd Chapter of Acts or his previous solo album. Supporting that Rock sound and partly responsible for it is guitarist Dann Huff (White Heart). The album only had one single however which was “Love” which made it to #14. The album is pretty good with strong keyboards and guitar but was a little thrifty on the content with only 8 tracks. Personally at times I don’t think Ward’s voice matches the songs but I’m nitpicking because it’s a really good album.

1 – Red And Yellow, Black And White – 3:38
2 – Trust In You – 4:18
3 – By Your Side – 4:26
4 – Armed And Dangerous – 4:12
5 – Glory To God – 3:44
6 – Moment By Moment – 3:53
7 – Put On The Armour – 4:01
8 – Love – 4:58

Arranged By – Jim Tenneboe, Matthew Ward
Art Direction, Design – Bradley Grose
Artwork By [Cover Concept] – Bradley Grose, Buddy Owens
Backing Vocals – Eric Tagg, Matthew Ward
Bass – Lee Jones
Drums – Mike Baird
Engineer – Greg Hunt
Engineer [2nd] – Daffydd Morgan
Guitar – Dann Huff
Horns – Chuck Smith, Keith Jourdan, Kim Hutchcroft, René Saenz
Keyboards, Programmed By [Keyboard Programming] – Jim Tenneboe
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Photography By – Constance Ashley
Photography By [Back Cover Photo] – Marty Justice
Producer – Matthew Ward
Saxophone [Sax Solos] – Kim Hutchcroft

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Live Oak Records
Copyright (c) – Live Oak Records
Manufactured By – Word, Inc.
Distributed By – Word, Inc.
Pressed By – ElectroSound Los Angeles – ∆ 27319
Recorded At – Rosewood Studio
Recorded At – Easter Song Studios
Mastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering
Copyright (c) – Megin’s College Fund Music
Copyright (c) – Midi Mouse Music
Published By – Megin’s College Fund Music
Published By – Midi Mouse Music

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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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