Dr. Edward Daniel Taylor – The Miracle Faith Telethon – 1990

I really don’t know where to start with this “album”. I imagine that when I was 16 if you gave me a week of studio time and some musicians I would have thought this was a great idea. Unfortunately at 16 I knew nothing about the music industry. Now to be fair Terry Taylor was well versed in how the industry worked but I really don’t know what he was thinking for this album. The bulk of the album is a satirical look at faith based telethons that were popular in the 80’s. I don’t know if this was funny in the 90’s but it didn’t age well and it’s not funny to me now. That said other than that this album has some real gems. There are some new tracks, some remixes, and just some cool stuff. If I had control of this project the Telethon idea would have been it’s own release (that no one would have bought) and all the rest of the tracks (except Pretentious Poetry Readings) would have been their own release. Yes I know I’m being hard on this album but to be clear other than the attempts at humour this album has some great stuff and deserves to be listened to.

Tracklist
1 – The Pool (1990 Version) – 3:38
2 – Riders In The Sky – 4:26
3 – I’m On Your Team – 2:24
4 – The Miracle Faith Prickly Heat Telethon Of Love – 1:49
5 – Hide The Beer, The Pastor’s Here (Party Version) – 3:15
6 – Young Peoples Ethnic Ministry – 0:55
7 – Don’t Hate Yourself/Pulpit Masters (Extended Undanceable Remix) – 1:40
8 – Fruit O’ Ministry – 1:35
9 – Sprinkler Head – 2:57
10 – That Large Family We Always Wanted – 0:30
11 – Untitled (Lost Eddies Instrumental) – 2:15
12 – All Things To All Men – 0:51
13 – Big Guns 1990 – 2:58
14 – Little Dumbo – 1:48
15 – What A World, What A World (‘Mellow’ Version) – 3:50
16 – Beyond The Wall Of Sleep – 3:09
17 – Changeless – 3:28
18 – A Briefing For The Ascent – 3:54
19 – Only One – 3:12
20 – The Unattainable Earth (Remix) – 3:42
21 – Catch That Angel (Remix) – 4:15
22 – Sudden Heaven (Remix) – 3:20
23 – Soon! – 4:34
24 – Pretentious Poetry Readings – 3:15

Credits
Accordion – G. Eugene (tracks: 21)
Art Direction – Ed McTaggart
Autoharp – G. Eugene (tracks: 21)
Backing Vocals – Crystal Lewis, Jerry Chamberlain, Kenny Samuels, Mike Knott, Riki Michele, Rob Watson, Sharon Croghan, Sharon McCall, Terry Taylor, Tim Chandler, Tom Howard
Bass – Tim Chandler
Cover – T. Taylor
Directed By – Terry Taylor
Drums – Dave Raven* (tracks: 5, 11, 21), Ed McTaggart, Steve Hindalong (tracks: 16 to 18)
Engineer – G. (Oooops!) Eugene
Guitar – Greg Flesch, Terry Taylor, Tim Chandler (tracks: 1, 5)
Guitar [Backing] – Jerry Chamberlain (tracks: 2)
Guitar [Wah Wah] – G. Eugene (tracks: 7)
Illustration – Amy L. Wasserman
Keyboards – Greg Flesch (tracks: 13, 15 to 18), Rob Watson (tracks: 15,19,22,23)
Layout – Joe Potter
Lead Guitar – Ed McTaggart (tracks: 9), Jerry Chamberlain (tracks: 3)
Lead Vocals – Jerry Chamberlain (tracks: 7)
Liner Notes – Brian Quincy
Mixed By – Gene, Terry
Organ – G. Eugene (tracks: 4)
Percussion – Alex MacDougall (tracks: 16 to 19), Ed McTaggart
Producer – Terry Taylor
Recorded By – Gene, Terry
Rhythm Guitar – Jerry Chamberlain (tracks: 3)
Vocals – Terry Taylor

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Alarma Records
Copyright (c) – Alarma Records
Record Company – Frontline Music Group
Distributed By – The Benson Company, Inc.
Recorded At – Mixing Lab B
Mixed At – Mixing Lab A
Recorded At – 3-D Studios, Costa Mesa CA.
Glass Mastered At – Nimbus, Virginia

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Ray Mansfield

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

2 thoughts on “Dr. Edward Daniel Taylor – The Miracle Faith Telethon – 1990”

  1. Yes it’s a mess but it’s a beautiful mess! 31 years later & my group of “grew up on Christian alternative music” still quote from this album. “Let’s check the fruit o meter. Souls saved 11, souls irrevocably hardened to the gospel 153 million? People we’ve got negative fruit!”

  2. FYI – This is one of our (my wife and I) favorite Taylor alter ego albums. We play it for friends all the time. It really hit home at the time and still resonates with us to this day.

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