Brush Arbor – Hide Away – 1979

This is Brush Arbor’s 5th album and their first on a Christian album. This album doesn’t have as much of a country sound as their others and in fact this one has a 70’s rock sound to me. What this album is best known for is having the original version of David Edwards “Not Going To Fall Away” though it was titled “My Lord”. David Lowman theorizes that as Buddy King produced both this and David’s first album he had a hand in this and I think he’s probably dead on on that one. Anyway their version is pretty good and I guess because this version came out first technically David Edwards covered his own song.

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Tracklist
1 – Hide Away – 2:46
2 – Listen To Your Heart – 2:52
3 – Oh, I Love You – 3:37
4 – My Lord – 2:26
5 – Here I Am – 3:26
6 – Hello God – 4:06
7 – How Long – 2:22
8 – If I Didn’t Have Love – 3:28
9 – You And Me All The Way – 2:37
10 – Please Make Yourself Known – 3:28

Credits
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Bill Keene, John Hunt
Arranged By [Basic Tracks], Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar – Tom Keene
Arranged By [Strings] – David Diggs
Arranged By [Vocals] – Jules Alexander
Art Direction – Dennis Hill
Bass Guitar, Tuba – Dave Coy
Concept By [Cover], Photography By – Scott Lockwood
Drums, Percussion – Fred Petry
Electric Guitar – David Storrs
Engineer – Bino Espinoza, Richard Donaldson
Engineer, Remix – Bill Bottrell
Executive-Producer – Gary Whitlock
Guitar – Tim Fuller
Keyboards – Dave Garland
Management – Dan McKinnon
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Performer – Dave Rose, Jim Rice, Joe Rice
Producer, Engineer, Remix – Buddy King
Saxophone – Ernie Watts
Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar – Al Perkins
Synthesizer – Yabo Obien
Violin – Fred Field

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Word, Inc.
Copyright © – Word, Inc.
Recorded At – Soundcastle
Remixed At – Soundcastle
Mastered At – A&M Studios
Mastered At – Capitol Mastering

Brush Arbor – I Will Follow – 1983

This was the 7th album from longtime CCM/Jesus Music band Brush Arbor. Though they released 10 albums through the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s they only had two chart singles. This album includes one of them, “I Will Follow” which made it to #29. Though this album was released in 1983 the album has a distinctly 70’s sound and structure. The song’s vary from country, rock, easy listening, and bluegrass. Like I say it’s a rather typical 70’s Jesus Music album. This however isn’t a criticism, I actually enjoyed the album and the track “Praise His Name” might actually make it into my regular daily rotation. The real treat of the album however are the last 2 tracks which are live bluegrass songs. Personally I think they’re the real stand out of the album and is probably what the band did/does best.

Tracklist
1 – Then Came You – 3:02
2 – Have I Got A Story For You – 2:26
3 – Love Is All I Need – 3:14
4 – Praise His Name – 3:09
5 – I Will Follow – 2:56
6 – I Got You – 2:30
7 – It’s All Right – 2:48
8 – Psalm 103 – 4:05
9 – Dancin’ With The Angels – 2:00
10 – Let’s All Go Down To The River – 3:10

Credits
Arranged By – Brush Arbor, Michael Lloyd
Cover, Design – Susan K. Blatman
Engineer – Carmine Rubino
Mastered By – Doug Sax
Performer – Dale Cooper, David Rose, Jim Rice, Joe Rice, Kevin Watkins
Photography – David Randle
Producer – Michael Lloyd

Companies, etc.
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Word Records Limited
Copyright (c) – Word Records Limited