Steve Forbert – Streets Of This Town – 1988

This is an interesting album that swirled just outside the periphery of Christian music in the late 80’s. We carried it at Maranatha Village and several Christian music publications positively reviewed it and ran stories on Forbert. A brilliant singer/songwriter, Steve Forbert started his lengthy career in the late 70’s recording his only real radio hit, “Romeo Tune” on his second release in 1979, “Jackrabbit Slim.” (Highly recommend) But with “Streets of this Town,” The Christian market began to take notice. Songs like “Hope, Faith and Love,” “As We Live and Breathe” and “Search Your Heart” seemed to deal honestly with spiritual ideas and faith questions. One song from this album was covered by a pretty major CCM artist at the time (bonus points if you know the artist and song). Forberts easy going Americana Rock style is immediately likeable and would appeal to fans of John Hiatt, Jackson Browne, Julie Miller, etc.

Contributor David Lowman –

1 – Running On Love – 3:32
2 – Don’t Tell Me (I Know) – 3:33
3 – I Blinked Once – 4:45
4 – Mexico – 3:30
5 – As We Live And Breathe – 3:18
6 – On The Streets Of This Town – 3:39
7 – Hope, Faith And Love – 3:41
8 – Perfect Stranger – 3:33
9 – Wait A Little Longer – 3:45
10 – Search Your Heart – 4:38

Bass – Danny Counts
Coordinator – Tom Zutaut
Design – Jeff Morris
Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals – Bobby Lloyd Hicks
Keyboards, Backing Vocals – Paul Errico
Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals – Clay Barnes
Management – Praxis International
Mastered By – George Marino
Mixed By – Michael Frondelli
Mixed By [Assisted] – Gary Solomon
Photography By – Jeff Morris, Lee Thomas
Producer – Garry Tallent
Recorded By – Jan Topoleski
Songwriter [All Songs] – Steve Forbert
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica – Steve Forbert

Companies, etc.
Copyright © – The David Geffen Company
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – The David Geffen Company
Manufactured By – Columbia House
Mastered At – Sterling Sound
Recorded At – Shorefire Recording Studios
Mixed At – Power Station
Mixed At – The Hit Factory
Mixed At – Shorefire Recording Studios
Licensed To – Columbia House