Wendy & Mary – Battle Of The Heart – 1985

This was the fourth and final album from Wendy and Mary who were Mary Rice Hopkins and Wendy Hofheimer. Well actually at the time of this album Wendy was going by Wendy Talbot as she was married to their producer and well known CCM artist Terry Talbot. That said sometime in 1985 Wendy divorced Terry and actually married Don Francisco. You just know there’s a great gossip story there. Anyway I’m just speculating but as they broke up as a duo right around this time I can’t help but to think it was a factor. That said they did get back together in 1995 to record together again. As for Mary she went on to write several children’s songs and books. Both apparently attempted solo careers but neither were very successful with the only album produced by Wendy in 2001. I will admit I had never heard of these ladies in the 80’s but I am now fascinated by the whole drama of their undoing. I bet it’s a great story.

Tracklist
1 – Battle Of The Heart – 3:31
2 – Around The Walls – 3:19
3 – No Other Name – 2:36
4 – I Am My Beloved’s – 2:58
5 – In Your Footsteps – 2:58
6 – Lullaby For Grown-Ups – 2:40
7 – If I Could Love You Better – 3:36
8 – You Are My Righteousness – 2:52
9 – Sword And Shield – 3:43
10 – He Who Dwells – 3:43
11 – Sing Alleluia – 2:15

Credits
Arranged By, Synthesizer, Programmed By [Synthesizers] – Denny Bouchard
Bass – Abraham Laboriel
Design [Album Jacket] – Stan Evenson Design Inc.
Drums – Billy Maxwell
Mastered By – Herb Melton, Steve Hall
Photography By – Edward Alfano
Producer, Arranged By [Additional], Engineer [Additional] – Terry Talbot
Programmed By [Fairlight] – Rhett Lawrence
Recorded By, Remix – Ron Capone
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Arranged By [Additional] – Mary Hopkins (2), Wendy Talbot

Companies, etc.
Record Company – Sparrow Records, Inc.
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – The Sparrow Corporation
Copyright © – Birdwing Music
Recorded At – Westwind Studio
Remixed At – Westwind Studio
Mastered At – Future Disc

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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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