Deliverance – River Disturbance – 1994

Deliverance returns with their 6th album and it continues their more commercial thrash sound. Actually there are several tracks that aren’t thrash at all and are better described as Grunge. Though Deliverance had been developing this sound for a couple of albums they perfected it on this one. This is probably due in part to the all-star team helping behind the mixing board. Gene Eugene mixed the album and also produced it along with Ojo Taylor and Terry Taylor . There was certainly no shortage of talent both in front of and behind the mixer. It was reissued in 2007 by Retroactive Records with 4 bonus tracks (included in our playlist) and a different cover. Track 10 “I Thought” was a previously unreleased track. Track 11 “On The Fritz” is their cover of a Steve Taylor song that was released on the Steve Taylor tribute album “I Predict A Clone”. Track 12 is a rather odd remix of “Belltown” which I’m betting people either love or hate, I doubt there’s much wiggle room on an opinion. Finally they added a track of founding member Jimmy P. Brown talking about the album. Interestingly the album name comes from a C.S. Lewis quote “how the believer is able to find peace within the river disturbance”. Deliverance was bringing something new to CCM music and though it’s not my preferred style it is well done and worth listening to.

Tracklist
1 – Belltown – 4:39
2 – After I Fell – 4:22
3 – River Disturbance – 6:36
4 – Now & Then – 4:33
5 – Speed Of Light – 4:54
6 – A Little Sleep – 3:44
7 – Map – 4:52
8 – You Still Smile – 7:06
9 – Breathing Still – 8:01
Bonus Tracks
10 – I Thought – 3:33
11 – On The Fritz – 3:35
12 – Belltown (Hyper Remix) – 5:04
13 – A Word From Jimmy P. Brown (Spoken) – 12:08

Credits
Arranged By [All Songs] – Jimmy P. Brown II, Terry Taylor
Bass [5-String & Fretless] – Manny Morales
Design, Layout – Court Patton, Tom Patton
Drums, Percussion – Jeff Mason, Jon Knox
Edited By – Dave Hackbarth
Engineer [2nd] – Mark Rodriguez
Executive-Producer – Gene Eugene, Ojo Taylor
Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Guitar [Treatments], Guitar [Noise Guitar] – Jonathan Maddux
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar [Where Noted], Keyboards, Twelve-String Guitar – Jimmy P. Brown II
Mastered By – Chris Bellman
Mixed By – Gene Eugene
Photography By – Lia Lavaggi
Piano – Gene Eugene
Producer [Produced By] – Jimmy P. Brown II, Terry Taylor
Recorded By – Gene Eugene, Terry Taylor

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Brainstorm Artists International
Copyright © – Brainstorm Artists International
Distributed By – Diamante Music Group
Produced For – Stunt Productions
Recorded At – The Green Room
Mixed At – The Mixing Lab
Mastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering
Published By – River Disturbance Music
Published By – B-1 Music
Published By – Chenka, Chenka Music
Pressed By – Disctronics USA – 127988

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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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