Daniel Band – Rise Up – 1986

Canada’s Daniel Band continue their Hard Rock sound on this 1986 release. One thing I like about Daniel Band is their consistency. There is a flow from album to album without any of them getting boring. That’s not an easy thing to do but I think they mastered it. This album is another Rock & Roll masterpiece. It dances on the edge of Heavy Metal but stay’s on the Hard Rock side. As I understand it this album did not sell that well which quite surprises me as to me it feels like one of their better albums but I guess other saw and heard it differently. Luckily this album was rereleased in 2012 by Retroactive Records and they included a fantastic bonus track. It’s a cover of Darrell Mansfield’s “That’s All Right” and it is done right. I have no idea when it was recorded as I can’t find any info on it but it’s there and it’s great and we have included it here. So as I so often say, if you missed this one in the 80’s give it a chance now, you won’t be disappointed.

1 – Bethel – 3:06
2 – Rise Up – 3:51
3 – Don’t Walk Away – 3:49
4 – Paradise – 4:05
5 – Fight Back – 4:34
6 – Call His Name – 3:37
7 – Rock You – 4:08
8 – My Children – 5:32
9 – Right Heart – 3:50
10 – That’s Alright – 3:19

Matt DelDuca – Drums
Bill Findlay – Songwriter, Rhythm Guitar, Strings, Synthesizer, Background Vocals
Raymond Howell – Songwriter
Dan McCabe – Songwriter, Bass and Fretless Bass, Vocal Harmonies, Lead Vocals
Tony Rossi – Songwriter, String Arranger, Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Electric 12 String, Acoustic Guitar, Lead and Background Vocals

Companies, etc.
Record Company – Refuge Music Group
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Refuge Records
Copyright (c) – Refuge Records

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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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