From the back cover of the album booklet:
The doors shut. The wheels turn. The machines in the parade of progress roll on toward the next city. The Grandmaster, who created the wonderful machines, now hands the keys to his children. But the children view the parade as a foolish waste of time and money. After years of debate, they decide to abandon the parade. They fear that the obstacles are too great and the road too tough to keep the machines running. The parade is soon forgotten.
Now, parked just off a small mid-west highway, there stands a reminder, a memory of past glory and of future hope. The machines did not falter, for they faithfully carried the cargo of knowledge entrusted to them. Rather, it was the children who faltered, for they failed to realize that the parade of progress must never stop. The message of hope and the dreams conceived can only be realized after enduring this world's HARD ROAD.
This is a 80's/early 90's Arena Rock / Christian Rock album. It is well produced and well engineered. Guitar player Uncle Sal and singer Chris O'Brien were members of this band. This was the followup album to "Refuge - Chasin Away The Night."
Chris O'Brien - Lead and backing vocals, rhythm and acoustic guitars
Salvatore Giansiracusa (Uncle Sal)) - Lead and rhymth guitars, backing vocals
Steve Mason - Bass and classical guitars, backing vocals
Brian Adamson - keyboards, backing vocals
Steve Hinz - drums
All songs; lyrics by Chris O'Brien,
music by Chris O'Brien and CUSA members.
Produced by Neal Matthews
Engineered by Roger Heiss, Alan Pangelinan
Assistant Engineer, Ed Bialach
Recorded and Mixed at Tone Zone, Chicago, IL
Backing Vocals recorded at Wave Digital, Gurnee, IL
Design and Art by Raelee Lehman
Photography by Chris Knight
Jeff Mason - Keys and Acoustic Piano
Dave Kott - Keys and backing vocals
Neal Matthews - Keys and Guitars