This classic Live album from Andrus, Blackwood & Co. has been restored and remastered under the direction of founding member Sherman Andrus. It is believed that the original master tapes have been lost or destroyed. This digital remaster was meticulously lifted from the original 1980 vinyl release. We used only studio quality turntables, analog to digital converters and multi-track recording software at high sample rates. It has been remastered from this source to meet the demands of todays digital media players.
What you WILL hear: You will hear the vinyl "bed" of the recording during the quietist parts of this restoration. You will hear things in this iive recording that you probably did not hear decades ago when you first heard the vinyl such as room noises (glasses, coughing, etc.), accidental microphone bumps, etc. We did not remove any of these "noises" as they are all part of the real live recording. You might hear sounds that sound similar to vinyl "pops" and "cracks" but are actual noises from the orignal live room where the convert was recorded. During quieter portions of the recording you will actually hear the "hiss" of the source analog tape. All of the original warmth has been preserved!
What you WON'T hear: You won't hear annoying pops, cracks or anything that takes away from the recording. We spent dozens of hours going over every song, second by second, manually repairing each deficiency. We DID NOT use "vinyl resoration" software or plug-ins to do this automatically as it takes away from the quality of the original recording. Instead, we spent extra time restoring the recording manually.
01) Rescue Me (Hibbard/Emmaus Road/ASCAP)
02) Never Be (Johnson/Dimension/SESAC)
03) You Are My Everything (Sheppard/Benson/ASCAP)
04) Give Them All to Jesus (Johnson-Benson/Dimension/SESAC)
05) He's Here Right Now (Cook/Cook/ASCAP)
06) Bless That Wonderful Name (Public Domain)
07) Jesus You're So Wonderful (Fromm/HeartWarming/BMI)
08) Oh, What a Day (Coltrane/Trane Music/ASCAP)
09) If You Abide in Me (Rogers/Emmaus Road/ASCAP)
10) Following You (Johnson/Dimension/SESAC)
11) I'm Gonna Rise (N. Short Tsapralis/Benson/ASCAP)
Produced by Phil Johnson.
Recorded live with Fanta Mobile in the Florida room of the Executive Inn, Evansville, IN.
Engineers: Bill Fast, Mervin Louque & Johnny Rosen.
Remixed at: Soundshop & Soundstage, Nashville.
Engineer: Bob Clark.
Woodland Mastering by Hank Williams.
Art Direction/Photography: Dill Beaty
Logo: Private Eye Studio, Brunt/Britt.
Sherman Andrus: Lead Vocals
Terry Blackwood: Lead Vocals and Keyboards
Billy Blackwood: Drums
Rocky Laughlin: Bass
Bob Villareal: Lead Guitar and Vocals
Karen Voegtlin: Keyboards and Vocals
Special thanks to the Valentasia Executive Committee.
Original release on Greentree records, 1980. Digital remaster and re-release exclusively by Mission Control Records, 2012. Remastered by Karl Bingle at Mission Control Studios in Spokane, Washington.