Steve Apirana – Steve Apirana – 1989

Though this was Steve’s first solo album he wasn’t new to the music scene. He had been in the band Butler in the 70’s who had one album. They were the go to opening act for bands touring through New Zealand in the early 70’s. Steve played gospel music through the earl 80’s and went full time in 1987. In 1989 he released this album. It was not released outside of New Zealand which I’m not surprised at as I really don’t think it’s that good. That said his second album is fantastic and we’ll be uploading it soon. Anyway this album has a bit of a blues style that Steve would perfect on his next album. I don’t want to be too negative about this album however as it is relatively good and it’s great to hear something from a music market I didn’t even know existed.

Tracklist
1 – Something Beautiful – 4:38
2 – The Ant Song – 5:50
3 – Cross Over – 3:56
4 – Of All The Wonders – 1:09
5 – Living Sacrifice – 4:40
6 – Cast Your Cares – 7:14
7 – Ruth’s Song – 3:02
8 – David’s Theme – 3:22
9 – Psalm 61 – 6:08

Credits
Backing Vocals – Donna Tairakena, Graham Flaws, Jacobien Birch, Jenny Newbery, Kit Grenon
Bass – Graham Flaws
Drums – Wally Tairakena
Flute – Donna Tairakena
Guitar – Kit Grenon
Keyboards – Donna Tairakena, Stephen Bell-Booth
Lead Vocals – Ainsley Apirana
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Guitar – Steve Apirana
Saxophone – Graham Wilkinson

Companies, etc.
Recorded At – Tandem Studios
Mastered At – Marmalade Studios
Distributed By – Someone Up There Records

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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.

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