Chris Eaton – Vision – 1986

One of the most important British imports to Christian music, Chris Eaton began his CCM career as a member of the band LYRIX with friend Mark Williamson. He stayed with the band as they changed their name to the Mark Williamson Band, but soon left to seek a songwriting and solo music career. His arrangement of “Little Town of Bethlehem” has been covered by Cliff Richard, Michael W Smith and Amy Grant. He also had songs recorded by Russ Taff, Susan Ashton and Margaret Becker. Eaton’s first solo record, Vision was a revelation of great blue eyed soul pop music infused with contemporary dance styles. This album would musically influence the world of CCM for the next few years including Russ Taff and Amy Grant as their musical style reflected similar style. In fact, the title track would become a hit for Taff on his monstrously popular Medals album. Great keyboard driven pop rock and sentimental ballads, very reminiscent of country mate Cliff Richard. Chris has gone on to a great and lengthy career as an artist and songwriter. In fact I saw him last year on tour with Amy Grant on her “Lead Me On” reunion tour and he was a good as ever.

Contributor David Lowman –

1 – Vision – 4:07
2 – Don’t Underestimate My Love – 4:38
3 – When My Heart Breaks – 5:04
4 – Golden Rule – 4:31
5 – Hold Back The Tears – 4:24
6 – Love For The Common Man – 4:34
7 – Talk To Me – 4:13
8 – This Is For Real – 4:23
9 – Don’t Play Games – 4:40
10 – It Was Love – 5:20

Arranged By – Orion Crawford
Art Direction, Design – Kent Hunter, Thomas Ryan Design
Backing Vocals – Don Snow, Mark Williamson, Nick Glennie-Smith, Thom Kelly, Tommy Funderburk
Bass – Nathan East, Neil Stubenhaus, Pino Palladino
Drums – Carlos Vega, Charlie Morgan, Paul Leim
Executive-Producer – Dan Harrell, Michael Blanton, Stuart Ongley
Guitar – Dann Huff, Michael Landau, Paul Jackson, Phil Palmer
Horns – Mel Collins
Keyboards – Dave Cooke, Larry Williams, Rhett Lawrence, Robbie Buchanan, Robin Smith
Mastered By – Doug Sax
Mixed By – John Potoker
Percussion – Lenny Castro
Photography By – Larry Williams
Producer – Brown Bannister
Producer, Engineer – Jack Joseph Puig
Written-By, Backing Vocals – Chris Eaton

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Reunion Records
Copyright (c) – Reunion Records
Manufactured By – Word, Inc.
Distributed By – Word, Inc.
Recorded At – Bill Schnee Studios
Recorded At – Mama Jo’s
Recorded At – The Bennett House
Recorded At – Bullet Recording
Recorded At – Ridge Farm Studios
Recorded At – Snake Ranch
Recorded At – Paradise Studios
Recorded At – Marcus Recording Studios
Recorded At – Hot Nights Studios, London
Recorded At – Utopia Studios
Recorded At – Mayfair Studios
Mixed At – Blue Jay Studios
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
Pressed By – Electrosound Group Midwest, Inc.

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