Chuck Girard – Fire & Light – 1990

Chuck Girard’s Glow In The Dark album was one of the first CCM albums that my friends and I ever bought. We spent hours listening to Anthem and Somethin’ Supernatural. As such I always a special spot for Chuck but I’ll be honest, he lost me in the 80’s as his albums became meh. But this album is different. Though it’s in his usual style I really like this one. Perhaps it’s because Rob Watson was involved with the production but this album is actually a really good album. When I had to classify it into a style I actually chose Light Rock, up one level from Easy Listening where Chuck’s album normally reside. I really liked the drums on this album which were played by Burleigh Drummond of Ambrosia. So if you grew a little tired of Chuck through the 80’s take some time and listen to this one, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

1 – Set The Trumpet To Your Mouth – 5:26
2 – Walls Of Praise – 3:58
3 – Follow the Light – 4:11
4 – Blessed In The City – 4:09
5 – Fresh Bread – 3:54
6 – Fill My Cup – 3:44
7 – Lift My Hands – 3:22
8 – O Holy Night – 4:46
9 – Be Enthroned O God – 4:05
10 – Talk To Me – 3:50
11 – Hearts Of Fire – 4:37
12 – Jesus Is Standing Here – 6:08
13 – Enter In – 4:10
14 – Holy, Holy, Holy – 5:09

Arranged By [Vocal Arrangements] – Bill Batstone, Chuck Girard, John Barbour
Art Direction, Design – Antonio Lozano
Art Direction, Design, Layout – John Schaffer
Backing Vocals – Alisa Girard, Andy Allen, Bill Batstone, Chuck Girard, John Barbour
Bass – Tim Chandler
Drums, Percussion – Burleigh Drummond
Edited By [Mix Down] – Brian Davis, Chuck Girard
Engineer – Brian Davis
Engineer [Assistant] – Andy Allen
Engineer [Drums] – Doug Doyle
Executive-Producer – Lewis McVay
Guitar – Randy Mitchell
Keyboards, Programmed By, Arranged By [String Arrangements] – Rob Watson
Mixed By – Brian Davis, Chuck Girard, Rob Watson
Photography By – Dianne McVay
Producer, Arranged By – Chuck Girard, Rob Watson

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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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