This was the Imperials album for 1988. They didn’t put out an album every year but almost. They toured so heavy that they missed the occasional year. After the shock of their previous album, “This Year’s Model”, this one wasn’t quite as rock and leaned back to Pop. Not that that album was rock but it was Rock for them. This is a solid Pop album and the vocals are even better than “This Years Model” in my opinion. This album is probably my second most liked from them and it’s a solid Pop effort. The album had an awesome 2 #2 singles, “Free The Fire”, and “The Boss”. “You” also made it to #24. I really like Dann Huff’s guitar work on the intro to “Higher Things” though that’s where I end liking the song. The intro doesn’t fit the song and they did one of those stupid abrupt ends. Not a producing masterpiece that one. That said this is a pretty good album and one of their best in my opinion.
Tracklist 1 – Free The Fire – 5:11 2 – Wild Geese – 4:08 3 – City In The Sky – 4:56 4 – You – 4:55 5 – The Boss – 5:17 6 – Higher Things – 5:11 7 – Rest In Your Arms – 4:16 8 – Let It Go – 4:15 9 – Better Than I Know Myself – 4:08 10 – Touchin’ Me – 4:03 11 – I Just Came To Praise The Lord – 1:59
Credits A&R – Lynn Nichols, Mark Maxwell Art Direction, Design – Roland Young Band [The Imperials Are] – Armond Morales, David Will, Jimmie Lee, Ron Hemby Engineer – Bart Stevens, Wade Jaynes Mastered By – Doug Sax Bass – Jimmie Lee Sloas Drums – Paul Leim Guitar – Dann Huff Keyboards – Robbie Buchanan Percussion – Lenny Castro Piano, Synthesizer – Michael Omartian Photography By – Howard Rosenberg Producer, Engineer – Bill Schnee Producer – Deborah Klein
Companies, etc. Phonographic Copyright (p) – Word, Inc. Copyright (c) – Word, Inc. Manufactured By – Word, Inc. Pressed By – Discovery Systems Recorded At – Bill Schnee Studios Recorded At – The Bunny Hop Recorded At – 41B Studios Recorded At – O’Henry Sound Studios Mixed At – Bill Schnee Studios Mastered At – The Mastering Lab Published By – See This House Music Published By – Swot Patch Music Published By – Marquis III Published By – Word Music Published By – Martin Noyes Publishing Published By – Todah Music Published By – Nanacub Music Published By – California Phase Music Published By – Whitney Katherine Music, Inc. Published By – Birdwing Music Published By – Waif Productions Ltd. Published By – ATV Music Ltd. Published By – Paragon Music Corp.
Unfortunately by this point David and The Giants were producing albums too regularly. This album while good feels like they just went into the studio to get another album out. The album is a good listen but there just aren’t any real stand out tracks. Probably the best track is “Perfect Love” which features harmonies from David’s daughter Kellye Huff. Of course CCM charts missed this entirely and picked “Show Them the Light” and “Strangers to the Night” as the charting singles. But while I think “Perfect Love” is a great track it’s not gonna make it onto my regular rotation. To sum up, it’s a good album but unfortunately not a great album.
Tracklist 1 – Celebrate His Power – 3:50 2 – Show Them the Light – 3:54 3 – Lively Stones – 4:22 4 – I’m Not Ashamed – 3:23 5 – Perfect Love – 4:28 6 – Restless – 5:30 7 – Strangers to the Night – 3:49 8 – No Compromise – 4:34 9 – I Believe in You – 3:48 10 – I Was the Nails – 3:40
Credits Backing Vocals – Dave Mullen, James Bolton, Karen Harding, Kellye Huff, Rick Florian Concept By, Design, Art Direction – P. R. Allen Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals – Keith Thibodeaux Engineer, Arranged By, Keyboards, Backing Vocals – Rayborn Huff Engineer, Bass, Backing Vocals – Clayborn Huff Engineer, Engineer [Assistant Remix Engineer] – Terry Ostovich Mastered By – Denny Purcell Percussion – Lance Huff Producer, Arranged By, Backing Vocals – Tommy Sims Producer, Engineer, Mixed By [Remixed By], Guitar, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – David Huff Saxophone – Donnie “Sax” Sanders
Companies, etc. Phonographic Copyright (p) – Giant Records (13) Copyright (c) – Giant Records (13) Distributed By – The Benson Company, Inc. Recorded At – Huff Recording Studios Mixed At – Huff Recording Studios Mastered At – Georgetown Masters
I guess this album was the result of “if you can’t beat them, join them.” Constantly compared to Paul McCartney during his career, why not just do a Beatles album? What was actually supposed to be a possible semi-regular group, Phil Keaggy & Sunday’s Child only ever released this one album. But what an album they created! Making up the rest of “Sunday’s Child” are Rick Cua on bass, Mike Mead on drums and Lynn Nichols on guitar and vocals. It also may go down in CCM history as the single nicest group of musicians to record a record together. There is this one odd thing about many Keaggy albums. Those with great songs have a tendency to lack the guitar prowess that many clamor for, while those with great guitar work have tendency to lack quality songwriting throughout. This album is all about the songwriting and is clearly some of Keaggy’s finest work in the regard. And true to form the album is not filled with blazing and intricate guitar work, though many tasteful and enjoyable examples can be found. There album is also the most “band” sounding in his career outside of the Crimson and Blue recordings. But that band is supported by a Hall of fame list of musicians including Steve Taylor, Mark Heard, Randy Stonehill, Alwyn Wall, Derri Daugherty, Russ Taff and the always impressive and often overlooked James Hollihan on guitar. Many of the guests also provided songwriting help. The Beatles comparisons are not subtle. They were clearly the inspiration and that adds to the sheer joy of the album. In fact, according to the liner notes, Ringer Starr’s drum kit was used on the recording. Older amps, instruments and recording processes were employed to give the album the rich, analog sound.
The album kicks off with the mid-tempo rocker, “Tell me How You Feel.” This tone setter reveals what will follow with the head side bopping beat and Keaggy’s higher end vocals at times reminiscent of McCartney with abandon. But there is also a clear nod to the Byrds here and throughout. The title track, co-written with Stonehill, was a hit, and for good reason. This song is memorable and smart at the same time. I believe I hear Stonehill’s vocals in there as well. The two released a wonderful album a year or so ago that employed some of the same musical stylings. A personal favorite, and one of the better rockers on the album is “I Always Do.” Starting slow before kicking halfway through the verse into a killer rocker that is more reminiscent of Glass Harp’s poppier side. The song also features one of the more upfront guitar solos and the best hook on the entire album. Without blazing fingers and extended riffs, Keaggy here shows the power of a well controlled, melodic and tasteful rock solo. It should be noted this is a Mark heard penned tune. “I’m Gonna Get You Now” is more early 70’s rock and sounds the least like the Beatles as any on the record, excepting the song that follows. But it should be noted that it also provides some of Keaggy’s best rock vocals. Co-written by Lynn Nichols, the songs edge gives Keaggy the change to explore some vocal styles he hadn’t previously. If someone mentioned that Steve Taylor co-wrote one of the songs, my guess would immediately be “Bless Be the Ties,” and that would be correct. More psychedelic than the rest of the album, this slower, dare I say darker (?) song remains one of the best as well. This Could Be the Moment” returns to the more fun rock and roll. This is a good old-fashioned, put the top down on the convertible and hit Pacific Highway. The chorus is a monster with some great harmonies. The instrumental break just pounds with Mead’s great driving beat and Keaggy’s subtle and building guitar work. Even Cua gets a short solo here! This was a great song live I should add as it was extended to include solos from everyone. Side Two kicks off with the loudest guitars and a song co-written by Stonehill called “Ain’t Got No.” But this Stonehill is Sandi, the then wife of Randy. Oddly enough, it sounds like something randy would have recorded himself. It’s hard to decide which song stands out as the “best” on such a great album, but “Somebody Loves You” would have to receive recognition. The acoustic driven rock song is pure Keaggy and one of the songs Keaggy penned entirely by himself. Keaggy here shows his guitar prowess is not just limited to electric and solo, but tasteful and smart acoustic rhythm work as well. This alone gives it more of a Byrds feel. Another of the darker feeling songs follows with “Big Eraser.” Another Nichols co-written tune, it is perfect fit for something on the Chagall Guevara debut. The vocals are clouded amongst a large rock vibe and huge drum sound. This would make sense given Nichols involvement with the group. The Mark Heard penned “Everything is Alright” is a true dichotomy. A dark and almost atmospheric verse structure followed by a pop and memorable hook driven chorus. This is also around the time of Ideola, and the style shows through. “I’ve Just Begun (Again)” brings the album back to the joyful musical expressions that dominate the vast majority of the album, while the following “Walk In Two Worlds” represents the darker, rougher edge. One would have hoped future releases would expand upon this sound as it worked so incredible well here. The album closes with a wonderful version of the traditional spiritual “Talk About Suffering.” Staring nearly in an acapella (drums only) before adding the band, this version is both beautiful and unforgettable. A fitting ending to a great album. This may be Keaggy’s finest hour as a songwriter, though another album of his will appear much later in the countdown, it is a real shame this ended up being only a one-off and no further collaborations between these men exists in this format.
Tracklist 1 – Tell Me How You Feel – 3:21 2 – Sunday’s Child – 3:57 3 – I Always Do – 4:50 4 – I’m Gonna Get You Now – 3:47 5 – Blessed Be the Ties – 3:56 6 – This Could Be the Moment – 3:48 7 – Ain’t Got No – 3:29 8 – Somebody Loves You – 4:05 9 – Big Eraser – 4:33 10 – Everything Is Alright – 4:19 11 – I’ve Just Begun (Again) – 3:00 12 – Walk In Two Worlds – 3:37 13 – Talk About Suffering – 4:50
Credits Robbie Buchanan – Organ B3 Lenny Castro – Percussion Rick Cua – Bass Derri Daugherty – Vocals Lance Demers – Songwriter Dave Hackbarth – Mixed Mark Heard – Songwriter, Engineer, Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals James Hollihan – Guitar Wade Jaynes – Mixed Eddie Keaggy – Mixed Phil Keaggy – Songwriter, Guitars, Bass, Percussion, Vocals Mike Mead – Drums Lynn Arthur Nichols – Producer, Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals A. Palladino – Songwriter Jack Joseph Puig – Mixed David Schober – Engineer Jimmie Lee Sloas – Vocals Bart Stevens – Mixed Randy Stonehill – Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals Sandi Stonehill – Songwriter Russ Taff – Vocals Brian Tankersley – Engineer Steve Taylor – Songwriter, Percussion Rudy Valentine – Vocals Alwyn Wall – Vocals
Here’s another great Metal band out of Michigan. This was Xalt’s first album which I guess is technically a demo but is probably best described as self released. It was only released on cassette which is a pity because the quality was, well, questionable. The album was finally re-released in 2017 by Retroactive Records with 6 bonus tracks. I have heard however that the quality is still questionable. Doesn’t matter what format you want to distribute music on, it’s only going to sound at best as it’s source. Anyway we do have a pretty good Metal album here that leans commercial but not overly. If you only have time for one track try out “God In A Box”.
Tracklist 1 – The Cross – 3:13 2 – God In A Box – 2:49 3 – Where Victory Storms – 2:59 4 – Angry Fire – 3:59 5 – Ready For The Fight – 2:29 6 – A Warrior’s Honour – 2:43 7 – Looking Down A Loaded Gun – 4:13 8 – Palace Daydream – 2:06 9 – Soldiers In The Mist – 3:02 10 – Dark War – 5:11
Credits Bass Guitar – Steve Davis Drums – Todd Gleason Engineer – John Frazier Guitar – James Erdman Lead Vocals – Scott Doerfler Mixed By – Hank Horton, John Frazier, Xalt Producer – Hank Horton
Tonio K released two albums for the Christian market in the mid 80’s on What? Records. Both of them reach the Top 100 on this list. Both a must own album and truly brilliant works. Both are completely different musically and differ greatly in topic and theme. More will be said about Tonio K in a future post, but it should be noted here that for nearly three decades he released some of the most important releases that no one knows about. Before embracing the Christian faith Tonio K released several critically lauded and publicly ignored masterpieces. The same rang true in Christian music circles. I believe “Notes” was the last release for What? Records, a brilliant label whose imprint was the kiss of death in the CCM world. I cannot confirm this right now, but I believe every What? Records release appears on this countdown. The label was a joint effort between Word Records and A&M with the intent to bring Christian music to the masses with artists that had the chops and integrity to pull off the crossover. Where Tonio’s CCM debut (Romeo Unchained) was driven by technology and “new wave” rhythms and production, “Notes” was organic, blues and country influenced Americana rock and roll set in the heart of city life and suburban nightmares. There are two versions of the album with the Word released version not containing a song that will be discussed later. No one should own the Word version and I refused to carry that version in my store at the time.
Contributor David Lowman – https://ccms500bestalbums.wordpress.com/
Tracklist 1 – Without Love – 3:33 2 – Children’s Crusade – 4:56 3 – Stay – 4:14 4 – City Life – 4:07 5 – You Were There – 4:46 6 – The Executioner’s Song – 6:27 7 – I Can’t Stand It – 4:08 8 – What Women Want – 4:27 9 – I Can’t Stop – 3:19 10 – Where Is That Place? – 3:59
Credits A&R [Productive A&R] – Aaron Jacoves, Tom Willett Arranged By – David Miner, T Bone Burnett, Tonio K. Art Direction, Photography By, Design – Linda Myers-Krikorian Bass – James Jamerson, Jr. (tracks: 7 to 10) Bass, Double Bass [String Bass], Harmonium, Marimba – David Miner Drum Programming – Ralph Forbes Drums – Raymond Pounds (tracks: 7 to 10) Drums, Synthesizer [Dynacord] – Jim Keltner Electric Guitar – Jack Sherman Electric Guitar [12-string, Gut String, National], Acoustic Guitar – T Bone Burnett Engineer [Assistant Engineering] – Barry Conley, Bob Loftus, Brian Soucy, Dave “The Blade” Knight, Duncan Aldrich, Ira Rubnitz, Tom Banghart Executive-Producer – T Bone Burnett Graphic Design, Layout – Karl Shields, Susan Shields Mastered By – Tony Dawsey Mixed By – Tchad Blake Organ [Farfisa] – Rick Neigher Organ [Hammond] – Booker T. Jones Percussion – Alex Acuña Piano – John Keller Producer [Produced By] – David Miner, Tonio K. Recorded By – Larry Hirsch Recorded By [Additional Recording By] – Larold Rebhun (tracks: 8) Rhythm Guitar [Occasional], Vocals – Tonio K.
Companies, etc. Phonographic Copyright (p) – What? Records Copyright (c) – What? Records Manufactured By – A&M Records, Inc. Distributed By – A&M Records, Inc. Recorded At – The Sound Factory Recorded At – American Recorders Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording Recorded At – Mad Hatter Studios Recorded At – A&M Studios Mixed At – The Sound Factory Mastered At – Masterdisk Published By – Bibo Music Publishers Published By – N.Y.M. Published By – Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. Published By – Safespace Music Published By – Unicity Music Published By – Tea Time Tunes Published By – Yellow Brick Road Music Published By – VALEVISTA Music
This 1988 Regency Records sampler featured some of the best East Coast Metal bands of the time and some very exclusive tunes. There are a few unreleased tracks and other than that I have listed below where you can find the albums with the songs.
Tracklist 1 – Apostle – The Sword – On the 1988 Demo “Hymns” 2 – Rage Of Angels – Reason To Rock – On the 1989 Album “Rage Of Angels” 3 – Arsenal – Message Of Love – Unreleased 4 – The Lead – Tunnel Vision – On the 1987 Album “The Past Behind” 5 – Taker – Yesterday, Today & Forever – On the 1987 Demo “Mat. 11:12” 6 – Second Chance – The Blazing Wasteland – On the 1988 Demo “The Blazing Wasteland” 7 – Arsenal – Stand Strong – Unreleased 8 – Believer – The Chosen – Unreleased until “Extraction From Mortality” in 2001 9 – Taker – Living By Faith – On the 1987 Demo “Mat. 11:12”
Q. Stone are an excellent Blues Rock band out of Finland. My first exposure to them was the 1989 Larry Norman album where they played as his backup band. This album actually has a rather odd release history. It was first released in 1988 in Europe and apparently sold well. It was then released in the United States in 1989 on Refuge Records. Apparently it did not sell well. Then in 2000 Larry Norman obtained the rights to the album and released the album on Solid Rock Records. Apparently it sold slightly better under this arrangement. My favourite track on the album actually features Larry, “Sweet Dreams’. I find it humorous that on Larry’s release of this album his track is the lead track but on other versions it is the 2nd track. Anyway, this is probably one of if not the best CCM Blues Rock album of the 80’s though lets be clear there wasn’t a lot of competition.
Tracklist 1 – Sweet Dreams – 3:56 2 – Open Door – 2:34 3 – High Winds – 4:40 4 – You Did It For Me – 5:35 5 – The Blue View – 4:38 6 – And I Wait – 4:35 7 – Give Me Something Else – 4:38 8 – Blues Man – 2:35 9 – Black Water – 2:49 10 – Behind The Bars – 4:32 11 – Tomorrow With You – 3:29 12 – Zack’s Blues – 1:24 13 – Dead Man At Dawn – 4:08
Credits Arranged By [Co-Arranged By] – Q-Stone Bass – Mikko Loytty Drums – Sakke Loytty Edited By, Mastered By – Tom Nunes Engineer – Benny Lundin, Cenneth Almgren, Heikki Silvennoinen Graphics – Wavelength Harmonica – Mikko Kuustonen Harmony Vocals – Larry Norman Keyboards – Harri Taittonen Lead Guitar – Heikki Silvennoinen Mixed By – Bosse Reimer, Larry Norman Producer, Arranged By – Larry Norman Vocals – Heikki Silvennoinen, Mikko Loytty, Larry Norman
Companies, etc. Distributed By – Phydeaux Records Copyright (c) – Phydeaux Records Recorded At – Royal Music Studio
Here is another example of the different presuppositions between this list and the previous blogs list for determining placement. Though significantly more important to the overall progression of the CCM market, the album does not fair as well when compared to multiple releases per artist and exclusive artistic achievement guidelines. That is not so say this is not a great record, God Forbid. This is ana amazing record and no serious collector should have it missing. “Winds of Heaven” is a lighter, sweeter, sometimes melancholy project that is punctuated with worship and promise. But ultimately it came down to impact and lasting impressions and nothing on “A Liturgy” (or too many other albums for that matter) can match what “Awesome God” has meant to a generation of believers despite being an overall stronger project. If the reader is only familiar with the classic worship tune then they are missing a truly great project. On this album Mullins would change how many people approach the Lord every Sunday morning all across the globe. What started out as a quickly penned worship song for a Youth gathering in Michigan became the single most often sung modern worship song in history. It was also listed as the Number One Christian song in history in CCM Magazine’s countdown of the greatest songs. Oddly enough the verse structure and content is nothing like any other worship song and, in fact, does not lend itself to corporate worship. But when the chorus kicks in there is nothing to compare it to. Memorable, large, boisterous, powerful and lasting. Generations later I am firmly convinced this chorus will still be a staple for God’s people in worship. “If I Stand” follows and may be the strongest song on the project. This song ultimately is about the recognition of man’s frailty and God’s loving compassion toward man. It is a story of reliance on the creator by that which is created. Mullins points to the ultimate relationship a man must have…greater than anything he can find on Earth. One other radio hit from the project is “Such a Thing as Glory.” A musical backdrop bordering on world music sets the stage for a lyrical expression devoted to recognizing the great work of Jesus. Other highlights from this album include “…and I Love You,” and “Home.” For those who may dismiss this album as a “one hit wonder” they have truly missed the heart of an artist that was just beginning to hit his stride. After two poorly received projects (though decent releases on their own), this project moved him into a whole new level of acceptance and the Church and music industry is the better for it. The only thing I have noticed in Mullins music is the lack of humor that he so often displayed in concert. In fact, I remember the first time I saw him was when he opened up for Steve Taylor and Amy Grant (seriously, they toured together). He sat down to polite applause and said; “Now, I know most of you don’t know who in the world I am…but, then again, I don’t know who you are either!” That broke the ice with the crowd and he then proceeded to perform a medley of songs he had written for other artist including Amy Grant’s “Sing Your Praise to the Lord.” That, for some reason, is etched in my memory as much as his memorable songs. He is missed.
Contributor David Lowman – https://ccms500bestalbums.wordpress.com/
Tracklist 1 – The Other Side Of The World – 2:43 2 – With The Wonder – 4:25 3 – Awesome God – 3:03 4 – If I Stand – 3:39 5 – Home – 4:01 6 – Such A Thing As Glory – 2:41 7 – . . . And I Love You – 3:46 8 – Ready For The Storm – 3:37 9 – One True Love – 4:03 10 – How Can I Keep Myself From Singing – 3:51
Credits Alan Arnett – Background Vocals Reed Arvin – Producer, String Arrangements, Keyboards, Synclavier Jeff Balding – Additional Mix Janis Broughton – Background Vocals Heidi Brown – Background Vocals Fred Carpenter – Fiddle Susan Coker – Background Vocals Scott Coupland – Background Vocals Steve Cudworth – Songwriter Lyn Curley – Background Vocals Keith Edwards – Drums Jennifer Farrar – Background Vocals Jon Goin – Guitar Allison Gordley – Background Vocals Chris Harris – Background Vocals Paul Harris – Background Vocals Mark Heimermann – Background Vocals Terry Hemmings – Executive Producer Kim Hill – Background Vocals Bonnie Keen – Background Vocals Brent King – Mixed Wayne Kirkpatrick – Background Vocals Bryan Lenox – Background Vocals Lori Loving – Background Vocals Gary Lunn – Bass Pam Mark Hall – Background Vocals Dougie McClain – Songwriter David McCracken – Background Vocals Jerry McPherson – Guitar Marita Meinerts – Background Vocals Carmen Minard – Background Vocals Jeff Moseley – Executive Producer Rich Mullins – Songwriter, Vocals Craig Nelson – Acoustic Bass Pam Ourada – Background Vocals Rafael Padilla – Percussion Cynthia Ratliff – Background Vocals Mark Ratliff – Background Vocals Chris Rodriguez – Background Vocals Melinda Scruggs – Background Vocals Billy Simon – Background Vocals Michael W. Smith – Piano Billy Sprague – Background Vocals Melodie Tunney – Background Vocals Hank Williams – Mastered
Companies, etc. Phonographic Copyright (p) – Reunion Records, Inc. Copyright (c) – Reunion Records, Inc. Manufactured By – Uni Distribution Corp. Distributed By – Uni Distribution Corp. Recorded At – Goldmine Recording Studios Recorded At – OmniSound Studios Recorded At – Spence Manor Mixed At – Mastermix Mastered At – Mastermix Published By – Edward Grant, Inc. Published By – Limetree Publishing, Inc. Manufactured By – DADC Glass Mastered At – DADC – DIDX-010100
This was Steve’s second album though I don’t think that a lot of people listened to the first one. I think Steve was well aware of this as this release had 3 tracks from his first album but he did remix them. The CD contained 4 tracks that were not on the cassette version. Steve has also said that there are several tracks from an album that was recorded in 1986 but never released. This album was produced by Charlie Peacock, Mike Roe, and Steven Soles which is quite the lineup of producers. Personally I think you will feel Mike Roe’s influence the most. All 3 producers also played on the album and again you can hear and feel their influence. If you were a fan of any of these 3 guys you are going to love this album. It is easily one of the best albums of 1988 of this style.
Tracklist 1 – Not A Pretty Picture – 4:04 2 – No More Parades – 3:57 3 – Something’s Got To Change – 3:29 4 – What Is The Mystery? – 4:41 5 – Call Of The Wild – 4:41 6 – Touch – 5:30 7 – Shadow Play – 4:16 8 – Wall Of Tears – 5:27 9 – Love In The Western World – 4:57 10 – Emotional Tourist – 3:58 11 – When Worlds Collide – 4:14 12 – Ghost Train – 3:18 13 – This Sad Music – 5:12 14 – Ship Of Fools – 3:39 15 – Minor Characters – 3:52 16 – Sound Of Waves (12″ Version) – 7:06
Credits Bass – Gary Landaker Drums – Aaron Smith Executive-Producer – Randy Layton Guitar – Mike Roe Keyboards – Mark Tootle Producer – Charlie Peacock, Mike Roe, Steven Soles Vocals – Steve Scott Written-By – Steve Scott
The second release from Idle Cure doubled down on their first album. Hard rock rifts and vocals return to give us another great hard rock album. This album featured improved lyrics and slightly better vocals, likely due to improved engineering. In fact I would say the entire album had improved engineering. The album did not include original guitarist Chuck King, who had left to co-form the band Shout. It appears that David Huff (White Heart) providing the drumming for the album and the drumming on the album is very good. It nails that Arena Rock sound from the 80’s.
Tracklist 1 – Just Believe It – 3:49 2 – Barter Mercy – 4:18 3 – Frontline – 4:06 4 – So Many Faces – 3:36 5 – Hungry Hearts – 4:02 6 – One For The Money – 3:30 7 – How Long – 3:55 8 – Runnin’ – 4:01 9 – Draw The Line – 3:19
Credits Art Direction – Ed McTaggart Band [Idle Cure Is], Guitar [Guitars] – Mark Ambrose Band [Idle Cure Is], Keyboards – Pete Lomakin Band [Idle Cure Is], Vocals – Steve Shannon Co-producer [Co-Produced By] – Tim Heintz Design Concept [Cover Concept By] – Idle Cure Engineer [Engineered By] – Dave Jahnsen Musician [Additional Musicians], Backing Vocals – Bill Baumgart, Bob Carlisle Musician [Additional Musicians], Drums – David Huff* Musician [Additional Musicians], Keyboards – Tim Heintz Musician [Additional Musicians], Lead Guitar – Tim Pierce Musician [Additional Musicians], Saxophone – Eric Marienthal Photography By – Michael Seeley Photography By [Back Cover Photo By] – Eddie Huff Producer [Produced By] – Bill Baumgart
Companies, etc. Phonographic Copyright (p) – Frontline Records Copyright (c) – Frontline Records Distributed By – The Benson Company Published By – Broken Songs Glass Mastered At – Nimbus, Virginia