Randy Stonehill – Wonderama – 1992

This is an interesting project from Randy but not for the music as much as for who was the band. Rob Watson and Tim Chandler from DA are here as well as Rick Elias and drums were handled by long time LA studio musician David Raven. That’s quite the band and you can hear all their influences through the album. This album has in my opinion some of Randy’s best writing though with so many albums that’s kind of a silly thing to say. Strangely the album didn’t have a CCM single but then again while Randy indeed did have CCM singles he had very few considering the volume of his work. The CCM charts never really supported Randy’s work.

1 – Wonderama – 6:20
2 – I Will Follow – 3:00
3 – Barbie Nation – 4:57
4 – Don’t Be Sad – 4:15
5 – Rachel Delevoryas – 3:19
6 – Intermission At The Wonderama – 1:05
7 – Great Big Stupid World – 5:47
8 – Sing In Portuguese – 4:05
9 – Mice & Men – 3:13
10 – The Lost Parade – 4:14
11 – Lantern In The Snow – 4:36
12 – Wonderama Postlude – 0:42

Arranged By [Strings & Horn], Written-By [String & Horn Arrangements Written By], Conductor [String & Horn Arrangements Conducted By] – Rob Watson
Art Direction [Art Director] – Roz
Artwork, Design – Court Patton, Tom Gulotta
Bass – Tim Chandler
Drums – David Raven
Guitar [Guitars] – Rick Elias
Keyboards – Rob Watson
Lead Vocals, Guitar [Guitars] – Randy Stonehill
Concept By – Court Patton, Terry Taylor, Tom Gulotta
Executive-Producer – Mark Maxwell, Ray Ware
Mastered By – Steve Hall
Photography By – Linda Krikorian, Nic Nacca
Producer [Produced By], Directed By – Terry Taylor
Recorded By – G. Eugene

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Word, Inc.
Copyright © – Word, Inc.
Manufactured By – Word, Inc.
Distributed By – Word, Inc.
Produced For – Stunt Productions
Mastered At – Future Disc
Recorded At – Mixing Lab A
Recorded At – Neverland
Recorded At – Mixing Lab B
Recorded At – Micronote Studios
Recorded At – McCrummy Music Studio
Recorded At – Jerry and Sharon’s Wax Lips Studio
Mixed At – Mixing Lab A
Published By – Stonehillian Music
Published By – Word Music
Published By – Buon Natalie Music
Published By – Twitchen Vibes Music

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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 “Randy Stonehill – Wonderama – 1992”

  1. Such a great album! The lyrics was spot on for culture and issues of 1992. It is one of my favorite sounding Randy albums – so creative. And the whole thing – lyrics, production, arrangements, artwork – makes for one of the most complete artistically complete projects from that era in my opinion.
    Side note: in 2013 came to Lancaster Ohio to play for an elementary after a 4th grade teacher had used “ Rachel Delevoryas” in an antibullyimg campaign. Later that night Randy played at a local church.

  2. I am a big fan of this album but also have some deep seeded issues with it. First of all Stonehill still performs Great Big Stupid World and the better satiric song of the same cloth Stop the World is all but forgotten. On a similar vein 4 songs from this album were covered on the Randy Stonehill 50 year anniversary project There’s A Rainbow somewhere and there’s a grand total of zero songs covered from 2 of my favorite Stonehill albums Equator, and Celebrate This Heartbeat. Celebrate this Heartbeat would have been a great name for the retrospective. I have a few more(deep seeded issues), but then you may not believe how much I truly love the album and for that matter the 50th anniversary album.

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