Tony Elenburg – First Things First – 1986

Tony is better known to those in the industry as a songwriter. He wrote Steven Curtis Chapman’s hit single “Waiting For Lightning” as well as several more. As is normal at some point he decided to do an album of his own. He actually had 3 albums but this is the only one on a label. Greentree stepped up to release the album and given that it’s on Greentree Records I’m pretty sure you’ve already figured out that it’s an easy listening album. I must admit however that I have listened to this album a few times now and I really like it. That’s not something you usually hear from me as Easy Listening is not my preferred genre. Maybe I was just in the mood for something easy listening but this album definitely hit a good spot for me.

1 – Count It All Joy – 2:43
2 – All The Time – 3:08
3 – Wash Their Feet – 4:06
4 – Our God Reigns – 3:56
5 – We Are One – 3:18
6 – Holy, Holy, Holy – 3:37
7 – Believe – 4:05
8 – The Righteous Shall Endure – 3:21
9 – First Things First – 4:19
10 – It’s Just The First Farewell – 3:46

Bass – Mike “The Duke” Brignardello
Executive-Producer – Greg Nelson
Graphics – Barnes & Company
Guitar – Jon Goin
Keyboards – Phil Naish
Photography By – Matt Barnes
Producer – Phil Naish
Recorded By, Mixed By – Jeff Balding
Strings – The Nashville String Machine

Companies, etc.
Distributed By – The Benson Company, Inc.
Produced For – 19th Street Productions
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – 19th Street Productions, Inc.
Copyright © – Greentree Records
Recorded At – Gold Mine Studio East
Mixed At – Gold Mine Studio East
Recorded At – Treasure Isle Recorders
Recorded At – Bullet Recording
Published By – John T. Benson Pub. Co.

One Truth – Playing For Keeps – 1980

This is the 3rd and last album from One Truth. Well they did release a 4 track EP in 1983 using the band name Ipso Facto so we did get one more bit form them later. Oh and just a quick note the EP is fantastic. After that EP several members went on to release solo projects but most of them were more in the Worship genre. This album has a great seventoes fell and is probably one of the better 70’s style (not Jesus music) lbums I’ve heard. There’s even a couple of good 70’s rockers on the album. The album jacket had a baseball theme and the album has a track called “Seventh Inning Stretch” featuring an organ playing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame”. A bit strange but something different qhich I appreciate.

1 – I’ll Have Enough – 4:01
2 – Rock Or Sand – 5:12
3 – I’ve Never Been There Before – 2:47
4 – Teach Us To Forgive – 6:25
5 – Don’t Be Deceived – 3:40
6 – Satisfied – 3:22
7 – Lord My Desire – 4:17
8 – Seventh Inning Stretch – 0:49
9 – Gonna Run – 3:43
10 – Jesus Wants To Know Each One – 3:15

Greg Butler – Background Vocals
Randall Butler – Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals
Terry Butler – Songwriter, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Bob Clark – Engineer
Bill Dragoo – Drums
Dave Emerson – Songwriter
Dave Etzen – Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals
Phil Johnson – Producer, Engineer, Background Vocals
Brent King – Engineer
Larrie Londin – Drums
Andy Osbrink – Bass, Background Vocals
Warren Peterson – Engineer
Smitty Price – Engineer, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Hank Williams – Mastered

Companies, etc.
Recorded At – Sound House, North Hollywood, CA
Remixed At – Great Circle Sound
Mastered At – Masterfonics