Various – Rock of the Ages – Rock & Roll From The Third Dimension – 1983

This sampler is relatively unremarkable in that all the songs on it were very well known. The only thing that stood out about the release was that the album cover was 3D and the album came with 3D glasses so you could enjoy it.

Tracklist
1 – Leslie Phillips – Put Your Heart In Me (Beyond Saturday Night) – 4:00
2 – Randy Stonehill – The Glory And The Flame (Between The Glory And The Flame ) – 3:10
3 – Imperials – How Can You Live (Stand By The Power) – 3:46
4 – Maria Muldaur – Keep My Eyes On You (There Is A Love) – 4:01
5 – Kenny Marks – He’ll Finish What He Started (Follow Him) – 3:11
6 – Amy Grant – Too Late (Never Alone) – 3:15
7 – White Heart – You’re The One (White Heart) – 3:56
8 – David Edwards – Anything But Love (Get The Picture) – 3:34
9 – Dion – I Put Away My Idols ( I Put Away My Idols) – 3:08

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David Edwards – Dreams, Tales and Lullabies – 1985

This was the third and final release from David Edwards. If your a fan of his previous two albums you’re probably not going to be a fan of this one.

To call this easy listening is even a stretch. It has a symphonic sound that is true to its title of Lullabies. While there was a cult following for this album I believe it marked the end of his music career.

I’m really at a loss for words on this album as I was a huge fan but was left bewildered by this release. That said, it is very well done for what it is so I can respect the people who like it.

Track Listing:
1 – My Empty Pockets – 3:09
2 – Diamond’s Lullaby – 5:01
3 – When Morning Comes – 4:50
4 – The Son and the Angels – 4:14
5 – I Saw Your Prayer – 4:02
6 – When He Comes – 5:10
7 – Grandfather’s House – 4:04
8 – When At Night – 2:34

Credits:
Barry Miller Kaye – Producer
Andrea Saparoff – Conducted and Arranged
Mark Heard – Recorded and Mixed
Steve Hall – Mastered
John Flynn – Engineer
Doug Mathews – Copyist
Paul Gross – Album Design
James Henry – Cover Illustration
Gary Whitlock – Photography

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David Edwards – Get The Picture – 1983

The second offering from David Edwards is slightly more melodic than his first.

Several of the songs deal with real life issues as opposed to specific religious issues. As such, it was not overly well received in the Christian music scene which really was a pity as the lyrics are memorable and meaningful.

Track Listing:
1 – Anything But Love – 3:43
2 – Someone To Trust – 3:09
3 – The Feeling Part – 4:55
4 – Watch Over Your Heart – 3:19
5 – How Could You Throw It All Away – 4:37
6 – Break The Big One – 3:38
7 – Put Me Down – 3:06
8 – All I Want – 3:10
9 – True Confession – 2:50
10 – Girls Like You – 2:18
11 – A Fool’s Condition – 5:17

Credits:
Acoustic Guitar – David Edwards (9) (tracks: A4, B2, B4)
Alto Saxophone – Irv Cox (tracks: A3, A5)
Arranged By, Programmed By [Synthesizer], Backing Vocals, Written By, Composed By – David Edwards (9)
Art Direction – Barbara LeVan
Backing Vocals – Randy Stonehill, Suzan Curly
Bass, Backing Vocals – John Trujillo (4)
Cello – John Walz
Drums, Percussion – Rick Geragi
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Dan Jacob*
Marimba – Guy Shiffman
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Piano – David Edwards (9) (tracks: A2, B5)
Producer, Keyboards, Arranged By, Programmed By [Synthesizer] – Barry M. Kaye*
Recorded By, Mixed By – Britt Bacon
Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Alto Saxophone – Jay Leslie

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Steve Taylor & Sheila Walsh – Transatlantic Remixes – 1985

Steve Taylor released yet another 12″ in 1985, continuing his highly productive streak that started with his debut in 1983.

This 12 inch EP from Steve Taylor & Sheila Walsh features 3 songs.

The first is an excellent duet cover of a David Edwards song. Track 2 is Sheila Walsh covering/reworking a classic Bryn Haworth song and rounding our the EP is a remix of Steve Taylor’s This Disco (Used to Be a Cute Cathedral).

 

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David Edwards – (self titled) – 1981

Before there was CCM New Wave there was David Edwards. His short pop songs with strong lyrics became a recipe for many other CCM bands though I don’t think many were able to recreate the lyrical quality of Edwards work.

David’s image on the album cover was a fashion statement for the time.

Trivia point, “Kicks” is a cover of a song by “Paul Revere and the Raiders” done much better here.

 

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