Teri is back with her 2nd and last CCM album. Teri had frequent disputes with her record companies and is known in the industry for sticking to her guns on the issue. Unfortunately this probably robbed us from more great music from her. That said if I’ve learned one thing over time it’s that artists are almost always in the right in these disputes so I don’t blame her. Anyway this is a great pop album and is a little more upbeat than her previous CCM album. Like her other albums it was produced by her husband Bill Purse. The production is excellent and I have always wondered why we didn’t see his name on more albums but I’m assuming the friction with record companies may have made him persona non grata for other artists.
Tracklist 1 – Celebrate – 4:58 2 – Tapestry – 3:56 3 – Attitude Of Gratitude – 4:25 4 – Voices In The Wind – 4:53 5 – I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier – 4:50 6 – Truth – 4:43 7 – Ain’t Givin’ Up, No Way – 4:00 8 – All Day Thursday – 5:29
Credits Backing Vocals – Jon Joyce, Keely Koehr Backing Vocals, Psaltery – Teri DeSario Purse Bass Guitar – Bill Bodine Drums – Art Wood Engineer [Assistant] – Bruce Sugar, Steve Ford Engineer [Assistant], Psaltery – Jeff Demorris Engineer, Mixed By – Kevin Clark Flute, Recorder – Stephen Kujala* French Horn – Joe Meyer Mastered By – Doug Sax Percussion – Michael Fisher Producer, Arranged By, Piano, Synthesizer, Backing Vocals – Bill Purse Trombone – Alan Kaplan Trumpet – Roy Poper Tuba – Ross Deroche
Companies, etc. Recorded At – Middle Sea Sound Recorded At – Baby’O Recorders Recorded At – Mama Jo’s Mixed At – Mama Jo’s Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
This was Teri’s 4th album but her first in the CCM genre. She had a very successful run in Secular music before having a disagreement with her record company and switching to Word/Dayspring records. As a point of trivia her separation from secular Casablanca records left an album on the shelf that has never been released. Another weird piece of trivia is That she put out a secular album in the same year as this one but it was only released in Japan. Anyway onto this album, it was produced by her hubby, Bill Purse. He didn’t have much of a production history but did a great job on this album. The album had 2 singles with “Battleline” making it to #8 and “I Dedicate All My Love To You” to #10. Pretty successful album but given her secular success this isn’t surprising. Actually I’m a little surprised they didn’t pull a 3 and 4th single off the album. The album is a Easy Listening affair but has a couple pretty good upbeat tracks. “Dig A Little Deeper” is the track that most resemble her secular work and has a nice pop dance feel to it.
Tracklist 1 – Thank You – 3:30 2 – Battleline – 3:40 3 – I Dedicate All My Love To You – 4:57 4 – Dig A Little Deeper – 4:00 5 – Clouds Without Water – 5:30 6 – All I Need – 4:30 7 – Jesus, Call Your Lambs – 4:10 8 – I’ll Carry On – 4:54 9 – A Call To Us All – 7:25
Credits Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin – John Chiodini Art Direction, Design – Paul Gross Backing Vocals – Bill Purse, David Roitstein, Kelly Koehr, Kim Fox, Nicole Ann Kujala, Rosalina R. Sackstein, Stephen R. Kujala, Teri DeSario Purse Berimbau, Kalimba, Caxixi – Michael Fisher Concertmaster – Doug Cameron Design [Inner Sleeve] – Steve Elowe Drums – Carlos Vega, Tony Lewis Engineer [Assistant] – Steve Ford Flute – Rosalina R. Sackstein French Horn – William Alsup Guitar – Kevin Clark Harp – Amy Shulman Mastered By – Bernie Grundman Photography By – Harry Langdon Producer, Arranged By, Piano, Synthesizer – Bill Purse Recorded By, Mixed By – Kevin Clark Saxophone – Dave Boruff Sitar – Dan Ratkovich Tabla, Percussion – Ron Wagner
Companies, etc. Mastered At – A&M Studios Phonographic Copyright (p) – Word, Inc. Copyright (c) – Word, Inc.