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Released  1978
Awaiting Your Reply (1978)  Rainbow's End (1979)
Release date  1978
Label  Star Song Communications
Length  39:04
Artist  Resurrection Band
Producer  Resurrection Band
Genre  Christian rock
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Recorded  Hedden West Studios, Schaumburg, Illinois, 1978
Similar  Rainbow's End, Silence Screams, Reach of Love, Music to Raise the Dead, Mommy Don't Love Daddy An

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Awaiting Your Reply is the debut album by American Christian rock band Resurrection Band, released in 1978.

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Recording history

The album was recorded for only $8000 US over a period of two weeks in marathon all-night sessions ending on Easter Sunday morning. A groundbreaking release by Christian music standards at the time, the album caused considerable controversy among Christian music critics, many of whom found fault with everything from its album cover art to its heavy rock sounds, which are clearly influenced by Led Zeppelin. No Christian record label in the United States or Great Britain would agree to distribute the album. The independent label, Star Song Records finally signed Resurrection Band to a record deal. The label soon became one of the largest independents in contemporary Christian music. Many Christian bookstores sold the album from behind the counter, as the cover art was considered too controversial to display openly.

Awaiting Your Reply along with its follow-up, Rainbow's End, quickly solidified Resurrection Band's place in the upper echelon of Christian rock music due to the band's socially conscious Christian lyrics and solid musicianship. In 2001, the album was listed at No. 91 in the book, CCM Presents: The 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music.

Track listing

All songs written by Glenn Kaiser unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Introduction" / "Waves" – 3:36
  2. "Awaiting Your Reply" – 4:06
  3. "Broken Promises" – 6:56
  4. "Golden Road" (Glenn Kaiser, Jon Trott) – 4:56
  5. "Lightshine" – 5:20
  6. "Ananias and Sapphira" (Jim Denton) – 2:50
  7. "Death of the Dying" – 3:18
  8. "Irish Garden" – 4:52
  9. "The Return" / "Tag" – 3:57

Personnel

  • Glenn Kaiser - Lead vocals, rhythm and lead guitars, dulcimer
  • Wendi Kaiser - Lead vocals
  • Stu Heiss - Lead guitar, piano, Moog Mark II, ARP Odyssey, Omni, Avatar
  • Jim Denton - Bass guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals
  • John Herrin - drums
  • Roger Heiss - Percussion
  • Tom Cameron - Harmonica
  • Kenny Soderblom - Saxophone, flute
  • Production

  • Producer - Resurrection Band
  • Engineers - Mal Davis and Stu Heiss
  • Mixers - Stu Heiss and Resurrection Band
  • Mastering - Ken Perry at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles
  • Art direction and design - JPUSA Graphics
  • Cover art - Janet Cameron
  • Inside art and layout - Janet Cameron, Dick Randall, Bob Cox and Lyda Price
  • Photography - Chuck Cairo
  • Songs

    1Waves3:40
    2Awaiting Your Reply4:12
    3Broken Promises6:59

    References

    Awaiting Your Reply Wikipedia


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