Artie Dison – Forgiving Eyes – 1989

Awhile ago I reviewed an album by a band called Freeway that had a limited release in Canada. I remember us listening to the album in the 80’s but it wasn’t really our style. Then recently Artie Dison from the band contacted me to let me know he actually had 2 solo albums in 1989 and 1997. This is the 1989 album. Now I’ll be honest, I was not very excited going into this album as his previous work wasn’t my style. Wow was I surprised as this is a fantastic Rock album. This was several years after his Freeway work and boy did he mature. The album almost has a Kansas feel in places but I hate pigeon holing albums. Listen, it’s just a great Rock & Roll album that deserves to be heard. The best track on the album in undoubtedly “What About Home” which has a great message. That said my favourite track is “I Feel Love” which has an excellent commercial radio sound. If you missed this one in the 80’s don’t miss it now.

1 – Lonely Heart – 3:25
2 – Don’t Run – 4:42
3 – What About Home – 6:01
4 – Crying In The Night – 3:48
5 – Conquest Of Love – 2:45
6 – I’ll Show You The Way – 3:42
7 – Forgiving Eyes – 4:31
8 – Mysteries Of The Sky – 3:43
9 – I Feel Love – 3:06

Art Direction, Design – Pete Claproth
Bass [Additional] – Darrell Cook
Drums [Additional] – Jim Ripley
Drums, Backing Vocals – Donny Henderson
Engineer [Assistant] – Brian Davis, Josh West, Steve Vaughan
Executive-Producer – Lewis McVay
Guitar – Bob Somma
Guitar, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Artie Dison
Keyboards, Backing Vocals – Yabo Obien
Photography By – Dave rigg
Producer, Engineer, Mixed By, Backing Vocals – Tim Jaquette
Synthesizer, Programmed By – Dave Spurr

Companies, etc.
Made By – PDO, USA
Copyright © – Asaph Records
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Asaph Records
Recorded At – Asaph Recording Studio
Mixed At – Asaph Recording Studio

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Author: Ray Mansfield

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

2 thoughts on “Artie Dison – Forgiving Eyes – 1989”

  1. Hi Ray,
    Just came across this. Nice review, Thank you for your kind comments regarding Forgiving eyes album. I appreciate your work.
    I will be releasing 3 songs in Mid August. I hope you may like them when you listen to them. They will be available on spotify, itunes, amazon..etc… Take a look at my facebook.
    1. Do You Know Him ..Artie Dison
    2. He Loves You… Artie Dison featuring Daneen Wilburn
    3. Take me by the Hand..Artie Dison featuring Daneen Wilburn

    “Do You know Him” was written as an outreach, to unbelievers

    “Take me by the hand” I wrote to encourage believers and to also remind anyone, regardless of one’s circumstances that God Is always there for us.

    “He Loves You” I wrote to remind believers and non believers
    That God still Loves them through their dark times

    Produced by me, Artie D
    Vocals, Artie Dison featuring Daneen Wilburn
    Guitar..Paul Jackson Jr.,
    Bass…Dmitry Gorodetsky,
    Keys Hammond.. Mark Levine,
    Drums…Donald Barrett …
    Engineer…Tim Jaquette..
    Mixing.. Tim Jaquette & Jaymes Felix

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