The Lifesavors – You And Me / The One – 1982

This is a relatively rare one off release from the band and is the first release from them after Michael Knott took over vocals from Mark Krischak. Side A You And Me is an excellent Rockabilly tune and you’ll be excused if you thought you’d stumbled on a Lifter’s track. Side B “The One” was later re-recorded with Brian Goins on vocals and released on Dream Life. This version is actually much better.

Side A – You And Me
Side B – The One

Michael Knott – Guitar, Vocals
Chris Wimber – Bass
Kevin Lee – Drums
Michael Stand – Lead Guitar on ‘You And Me’
Thom Roy – Producer, Engineer

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Mastered At – Greg Lee Processing

Joni – Spirit Wings – 1982

Joni (Joni Eareckson Tada) is a very interesting story. Unfortunately she became a quadriplegic at the age of 17 due to a diving incident. However she didn’t let this slow her down and was able to record several popular albums over the years mostly on Word records. This is her first and it’s pretty good though it’s not really my style. It’s pretty easy listening and has a bit of a jazz feel in places. She is a very good vocalist though and the album is a very relaxing album and there’s a few good tracks you could consider for Sunday service. Joni has dedicated her life to helping the disabled especially children and for that she has my deepest respect.

1 – Spirit Wings – 4:43
2 – Hosanna – 2:13
3 – The Only Thing I Want – 3:51
4 – Portrait Of Jesus – 2:27
5 – My Jesus As Thou Wilt – 3:07
6 – Run That Race – 2:38
7 – When Pretty Things Get Broken – 2:23
8 – Take My Life – 2:59
9 – Heaven – 3:32
10 – He Careth For You – 2:44

Arranged By – Bill Pursell, David Diggs
Cover [Cover Design] – Dennis Hill
Engineer, Mixed By [Mixdown] – Chris Banninger
Photography By – Harry Langdon
Producer, Conductor – Kurt Kaiser

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Word, Inc.
Copyright © – Word, Inc.
Recorded At – Davlen Sound Studios
Published By – Dayspring Music
Published By – Word Music
Printed By – Shorewood Packaging
Made By – Shorewood Packaging

Danny Daniels – Sons Of Thunder – 1982

This is Danny’s first solo album. Previously he was in Bethlehem and they had released a single album on Maranatha! Music in 1978. This album is pretty easy listening and you can hear that 70’s influence wandering in and out of several tracks. I wouldn’t say the album has a Rock feel but you can hear some pretty good rock influences especially on “Victims Of Pride” Strangely after this album Danny took a hiatus from making albums instead writing and working in the studio for other artists. Interestingly he wrote several excellent soul tracks performed by soul artists. Anyway he did eventually put out more album, and lots of them, when he returned to the studio in 1991. Bit of trivia for the album is that Rob Watson did some of the keyboard work and Jerry Chamberlain did some backing vocals for the album. Both of them from Daniel Amos of course.

1 – She’s A Dreamer – 2:53
2 – Snow – 4:07
3 – Flyer – 3:44
4 – Morning Sun – 4:03
5 – Victims Of Pride – 4:50
6 – Rainbow – 5:40
7 – Standing Together – 4:21
8 – It’s Your Love – 4:35
9 – Sailing On Silver – 3:42

Danny Daniels – Vocal, Produced & Arranged
Randy Rigby – Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Lead Guitar, Fender Rhodes, Hammond B3, Produced & Arranged
Jim Fletcher – Bass
Dave Spurr – Drums
Rob Watson – Grand Piano, Fender Rhodes, Propher 5 & Hammond B3
Enrique Cabasa – Percussion
Sherry Heath, Jerry Chamberlain, Jim Fletcher – Background vocals
Jack Little – Rice Can
Thom Roy – Engineer

Companies, etc.
Recorded at Whitefield Studios, Santa Ana, California

The Techno Orchestra – Casualtease – 1982

Bev and Steve are back with another album and another band name. I really don’t understand why they felt it was necessary to have a slightly different name every album. Oh well anyway I think I know what they were thinking for this album. It has several experimental tracks and I think that’s what they were aiming for further demonstrated by the fact they didn’t release any tracks as a singles. While I don’t like it as much as their other work it’s still good and I enjoyed it.

1 – Let There Be Neon – 3:44
2 – Mechanical Ballet – 4:47
3 – Berlin Ballerina – 5:56
4 – Observation – 3:51
5 – Techno Refugee – 4:27
6 – Lunatic Republic – 4:13
7 – When Is Pleasure Pain? – 4:03
8 – Boy – 4:10
9 – Lily Marlene – 1:21
10 – Military Business (Muscle Culture II) – 4:22

Bass – Les Cargo
Drums, Percussion – Dolphin Taylor, Gus Hale
Horns – John Du Prez
Keyboards – David Hewson
Vocals – Bev Sage, Steve Fairnie

Companies, etc.
Made By – Sounds Marketing System, Inc.
Published By – Street Tunes
Published By – Street Tunes Ltd.
Published By – Westminster Music
Published By – Westminster Music Ltd.
Published By – Peter Maurice Co.
Published By – EMI Music

The Wauhob Family – Country Style Revival – 1982

Many of you may be wondering why we would upload this album. Well read on and you will learn the lore of this album. The Wauhob’s released this album in 1982 as a fund raiser for their church. In 1984 a DJ at Christian station KBRJ in Los Angeles discovered the album and started playing it. The album took off and though it was self released more copies were printed. A tongue in cheek review was also carried in the Wittenburg times by Tom Gulotta (Daniel Amos Producer) and that also contributed to the album taking off. The Wauhob’s came to LA where they played several concerts and as they say the rest is history and the album became a cult favourite particularly in the LA area. I’ve even heard that Terry Taylor loves it. If you’ve never heard it it’s a must listen, especially once.

1 – One More River – 2:07
2 – The Baptism Of Jesse Taylor – 2:40
3 – Old Camp Meetin’ Time – 1:55
4 – Through It All – 1:55
5 – He Looked Beyond My Fault – 2:56
6 – Jesus Is Coming Soon – 2:57
7 – I’ll Soon Be Gone – 2:03
8 – Put Your Hand In The Hand – 2:35
9 – All In Him – 2:21
10 – Build My Mansion Next Door To Jesus – 3:20

Engineer: Tom Renfro
Produced by Ted Wauhob
Lead Guitar- Robert Wauhob, Sr.
Bass- Gregg French
Steel Guitar- Denny Smith
Banjo- Ted Wauhob
Harmonica- Tom Renfro
Drums- Thomas Wauhob
Lead Singer- Ted Wauhob
Vocals- Grace Wauhob

Companies, etc.
Recorded at: Flood Music Studio, Sioux City, Iowa

After The Fire – Batteries Not Included – 1982

While this album always lifts my spirits while I listen to it then I remember that this was it from the 80’s version of After The Fire. I’m not going on a long diatribe about why the band broke up as quite frankly I don’t think those types of reviews are fair as we weren’t in the band and we don’t know. In the end when these things happen I just prefer to say, “That’s Rock & Roll folks.” I spoke briefly with Peter about this album and he refereed to it saying “Batteries was our favourite album, despite it being short lived!”. There is some wrong information out there on this album so I will clarify. The singles were Rich Boys and Frozen Rivers and a music video was produced for Rich Boys. There is some info out there that Dancing In The Shadows was a single but it actually wasn’t, at least not in relation to this album. It was released as a single for the American release of the album Der Kommissar. The album did not do that well which is entirely baffling to me but again I just don’t agree with the choice of singles. To my 80’s DJ ears “Sometimes” is the obvious single. What do you think? Anyway love the band, love the album and luckily for us this would not be the last we heard from them, but it would take quite a few years. Album trivia…. there were versions of this album that used the album cover that would actually later be used on the U.S. release of Der Kommissar.

1 – Short Change – 3:19
2 – Frozen Rivers – 3:36
3 – Sometimes – 3:08
4 – Sailing Ship – 3:57
5 – I Don´t Understand Your Love – 2:53
6 – The Stranger – 2:50
7 – Rich Boys – 3:02
8 – Carry Me Home – 4:14
9 – Dancing In The Shadows – 3:02
10 – Space Walking – 3:17
11 – Gina – 1:39
12 – Stuck In Paris (Nowhere To Go) – 2:45
13 – Bright Lights – 3:36

Bass – Andy Piercy
Design [Cover] – Carlos Sapochnik
Drums – Pete King
Guitar – John Russell
Keyboards – Peter Memory Banks
Management – AMP Management
Mastered By – Reinhold Mack, Nick Webb
Mixed By [Assisted], Engineer [Assisted], Programmed By [Extra Synthesizers] – Stefan Wissnet
Photography By [Back Cover Photo] – Peter Hince
Producer, Mixed By, Engineer – Reinhold Mack

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – CBS Records
Copyright © – CBS Records
Published By – Heath Levy Music Co. Ltd.
Produced At – Musicland Studios
Mixed At – Musicland Studios
Engineered At – Musicland Studios
Mastered At – Abbey Road Studios
Pressed By – CBS, Haarlem – 01-85135

Glad – Captured in Time – 1982

This was Glad’s 3rd album. It sold very well and even had to have a 2nd pressing. That 2nd pressing had a much better cover but was not a gatefold like the first pressing. I’m a little surprised it had a second pressing as it only had one CCM charting single. “Anywhere I Go” made it to #12 for 10 weeks. Any album with a CCM charting single is good but Glad was much more used to having 2, 3, or more singles. The album is pretty god and still has that easy listening 70’s sound which normally spelled success on the CCM charts. That said like I said it was a popular release and sold well but for some reason the CCM charts didn’t treat it as that popular.

1 – Good News – 3:59
2 – Light Up Your World – 4:02
3 – Anywhere I Go – 3:54
4 – Two Are Better Than One – 3:16
5 – Beautiful Love Song – 3:39
6 – Real Life – 3:21
7 – Hide Myself In You – 3:39
8 – Joy Comes In The Morning – 3:48
9 – Savior – 4:25
10 – Be Ye Glad – 4:41

Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Dennis Solee
Booking – Logsdon Associates, Paul K. Logsdon
Crew [Live Sound] – Julie Kauflin
Crew [Road Manager] – Nancy Nalle
Drums – Art Noble
Engineer – Joe Hardy
Executive-Producer – George King
Handclaps – John Hampton
Lead Vocals, Bass – Don Nalle
Lead Vocals, Percussion – Ed Nalle
Management – George King, Olde Towne Productions
Mastered By – Larry Nix
Photography By – Bob Schatz, Michael Borum*
Producer – Ed Nalle, Joe Hardy
Rhythm Guitar – Jon Goin
Vocals, Keyboards – Bob Kauflin
Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar – Mark Baldwin

Companies, etc.
Record Company – John T. Benson Pub. Co.
Distributed By – The Benson Company
Recorded At – Ardent Studios
Mixed At – Ardent Studios
Mastered At – Ardent Studios
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Greentree Records
Copyright © – Greentree Records
Copyright © – Paragon Music Corp.
Copyright © – Lifesong Music Press
Copyright © – Gotz Music
Published By – Paragon Music Corp.
Published By – Lifesong Music Press
Published By – Gotz Music

Scepter – Scepter – 1982

Scepter is/was Craig Smith, Rick Crawford, Si Simonson, and Warren Baker and while you may not be aware of Scepter you may know these artists as all of them except Baker had solo careers. I have no idea how or why this album came about and I’m a little unsure why it wasn’t a little more known especially considering it was produce by Wayne Watson. Usually projects from Wayne got a lot more attention than this album did. It starts out as a worship oriented album but gets more upbeat as you listen to it. I think I can hear some early Petra influence. Don’t confuse these guys with the Scepter out of Canada. That version of Scepter actually changed their name to The Keep to avoid confusion between the 2 bands.

1 – Changing Me – 3:40
2 – I Believe – 4:30
3 – All You Need is Jesus – 3:34
4 – Giving It Up – 2:17
5 – I Will Be There – 3:49
6 – One More Time – 3:37
7 – Without You – 3:36
8 – Sweet Harmony – 2:57
9 – I’m So Glad – 2:46
10 – Keep on Trustin’ – 4:08

Xavier – Xavier – 1982

This is an interesting album historically speaking. In 1979 Petra recorded their Washes Whiter Than album at the Bee Jay Recording Studio. That studio is owned by Eric Schabacker. The story goes that Eric was impressed with Greg X. Volz’s vocals and subsequently wanted Greg to record an album of songs written by him. Apparently it took a few years for the idea to work itself out but here is Greg doing a selection of songs written by Eric Schabacker. The album even featured Chip Meyers and Joel Balin who worked on the Washes Whiter Than album. The album was released using Greg’s middle name as the title and artist name and only 1000 copies were printed making it very rare. Eric produced the project but for some reason used the name Jonathan Fitzwilliam. Putting aside all the strangeness of the album it’s a pretty straight forward secular pop album. It’s actually pretty good and I think it might have sold well as a proper release but given the legalities of record deals and contracts it probably could never be properly released.

1 – Outside Lookin’ In – 3:09
2 – Heart Songs – 4:23
3 – The Next Move Is Yours – 3:38
4 – If You Come To Me – 4:27
5 – Falling In Love With Me Again – 4:02
6 – Don’t Look Back – 3:25
7 – Someone Needing Someone – 3:09
8 – Last Song – 3:57
9 – Who Loves You – 3:18
10 – You Still Got The Time – 3:10
11 – Waiting For You – 3:31
12 – I Believe In You – 4:47

Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – Carol Becker Yarian, Teresa Atwell, Tracey Balin
Bass – Chip Meyers
Cover [Cover Art] – John Beardsley
Design Concept [Cover Concept] – Jonathan Fitzwilliam
Drums – Randy Nichols
Engineer – Andy deGanahl, Bill Vermillion, Dana Cornock
Engineer [Remix Engineer] – Bill Vermillion
Guitar [Guitars] – Joel Balin
Keyboards, Arranged By [String Arrangements] – George Atwell
Lead Guitar [2nd Lead Guitar] – Bruce Brookshire
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – Xavier
Mastered By – Jack Hunt, Larry Boden
Producer – Jonathan Fitzwilliam
Producer [Produced By … With Special Assistance From] – George Atwell, Xavier
Written-By – Jacqueline St. Laurent (tracks: A1), Jonathan Fitzwilliam

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – BeeJay Recording
Recorded At – Bee Jay Recording Studio
Mastered At – JVC Cutting Center
Published By – Schabraf

Leon Patillo – I’ll Never Stop Lovin’ You – 1982

This is Leon’s 4th album and one of his most successful. It spawned the #1 hit “Cornerstone” which was at #1 for a couple months. It also had a #15 hit “John 3:17”. The album was very well recorded but personally I found it a little dull. I know that Leon’s music isn’t my preferred genre but I actually liked some of his other albums. This one is way way easy listening. Personally I love his funk keyboard sound that I heard on other albums. That said this was one of the top CCM albums of 1982 and deserves to be listened to for that reason alone.

1 – John 3:17 – 4:40
2 – Cornerstone – 4:11
3 – Praise Ye The Lord – 4:31
4 – Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord – 4:23
5 – I Surrender – 4:52
6 – I’ll Never Stop Lovin’ You – 4:17
7 – Rise And Be Healed – 4:13
8 – Saved – 4:32
9 – River – 5:08

Arranged By [String Arrangements] – Herb Jimmerson
Bass – Freddie Washington
Congas, Bongos, Percussion – Ricky Heath
Design – Dennis Hill
Engineer [Assistant] – Biff Vincent
Engineer, Mixed By – Skip Konte
Lead Vocals, Arranged By, Piano, Organ, Synthesizer – Leon Patillo
Mastered By – Rick Donaldson
Photography – Alan Bergman
Producer – Leon Patillo, Skip Konte
Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Paul Jackson, Jr.

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Word, Inc.
Copyright © – Word, Inc.
Pressed By – Monarch Record Mfg. Co.
Recorded At – Front Page Studio, Costa Mesa, CA
Mastered At – International Automated Media