Michael Gleason – Children Of Choices – 1990

This is Michael’s second album and at this point Michael appears to have finished working with Kerry Livgren. Though he may be best remembered as a member of AD this solo album form him deserves to be remembered also. Unlike his work with AD this album has a late 80’s pop sound but occasionally you can here some influence from his years with Kansas/AD. If you have listened to his first solo album this one is nothing like it. Nothing at all. Interestingly at this time Michael was doing studio work with Steven Curtis Chapman, Wes King, Newsboys, Michael Card, Steve Green, Geoff Moore & The Distance, and many others. I don’t know if that influenced his pop sound on this album but I feel he may have really honed this sound while working with these bands. This is an album that is often overlooked but shouldn’t be because it’s a great album.

1 – Children Of Choices – 4:11
2 – Western World – 4:46
3 – Feeding The Fire – 4:29
4 – One Breath Away – 5:00
5 – Don’t Give In To The Night – 4:16
6 – True To Myself – 4:30
7 – Life On The Line – 4:29
8 – Nature Of The Beast – 4:24
9 – Front Page News – 3:44
10 – Heart Of Stone – 5:07

Art Direction, Design Concept, Design, Layout – Terry DeGraff
Backing Vocals – Terry Brock
Drums – Scott Meeder
Engineer – Jeff Simmons, Mike Mierau
Guitar, Mixed By, Engineer – Sonny Lallerstedt
Mastered By – Doug Sax
Producer – Dino Elefante
Producer, Backing Vocals, Engineer – John Elefante
Producer, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Keyboards, Mixed By, Engineer – Michael Gleason

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Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Pakaderm Records Inc
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Manufactured By – Word, Inc.
Distributed By – Word, Inc.
Recorded At – Twelve Oaks Studio
Recorded At – Pakaderm Studios
Mixed At – Twelve Oaks Studio
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab