David Meece – Learning To Trust – 1989

This is David’s 10th album and his first with Star Song/Sparrow and that’s the reason I dislike this excellent album. Okay let me explain. It is obvious that Star Song threw a TON of money at this album. The production list is like something from a mainstream platinum album. So what’s the problem you ask. The album is way way over produced. I mean there are some great tracks on this album. “When I Was Seventeen” is an excellent track with an excellent guitar track BUT it is just too smooth. It needs to be rough with a Bryan Adams feel not the smooth calculated and way over mixed version we get. Another example of what’s wrong with this album is that David, one of the best pianists in the world, only plays keyboards on 2 tracks. What? The album instead chooses to center around his vocals which quite frankly are secondary to his keyboard skills. Okay but is it a good album? Yes it’s a very good album and there are some timeless tracks but I just wish it was a little more raw.

1 – Prelude (Instrumental) – 0:34
2 – When I Was Seventeen – 4:26
3 – Learning To Trust – 4:59
4 – To Know Him – 3:48
5 – To The Glory Of God – 4:01
6 – The Man With The Nail Scars – 4:47
7 – Interlude In B Minor (Instrumental) – 0:55
8 – This Time – 4:43
9 – When All Colors Turn To Love – 4:11
10 – Somebody’s Calling Your Name – 5:05
11 – The Rest Of My Life – 3:56

Backing Vocals – Chris Eaton, Chris Rodriguez, Donna McElroy, Gordon Kennedy, Jimmie Lee Sloas, Vickie Hampton, Wayne Kirkpatrick
Bass – Jimmie Lee Sloas, Mike Brignardello, Tommy Sims
Bass [Programming] – Shane Keister
Design – Janice Watson
Director Of Photography – Joan Tankersley
Drum Programming – Shane Keister
Drums – Chris McHugh, Paul Leim
Engineer – Jeff Balding
Engineer [Assistant] – Byron House, Carry Summers, Jeff Borders, Roy Gamble, Shawn McLean, Steve Bishir
Engineer [Overdubs] – Brown Bannister
Guitar – Gordon Kennedy, Jerry McPherson, Tom Hemby, Wayne Scott Farley
Keyboards – David Meece, Phil Naish, Shane Keister, Tommy Dorsey
Keyboards [Additional] – David Meece
Mastered By – Doug Sax
Mixed By – Billy Whittington, Jeff Balding, Nick Fromme
Mixed By [Assistant] – John David Parker
Percussion – Chris McHugh, Paul Leim, Terry McMillan
Photography By – Eika Aoshima
Producer – Brown Bannister, Shane Keister
Production Manager [Production Coordinator] – Richard Headen
Tom Tom, Cymbal – Chris McHugh

Companies, etc.
Produced For – RBI Productions
Recorded At – The Bennett House
Recorded At – OmniSound Studios
Recorded At – The Castle Recording Studios
Mixed At – Sixteenth Avenue Sound
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
Glass Mastered at – Nimbus, Virginia
Distributed By – Sparrow/Star Song Distribution
Copyright © – Star Song
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Star Song
Published By – Meece Music
Published By – Arose Music

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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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