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Green, Glen Allen - 1985 A Living Fire



ARTIST: Green, Glen Allen
ALBUM: A Living Fire
LABEL: Home Sweet Home Records
SERIAL: 7-01-000539-7
YEAR: 1985

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Glen Allen Green - lead and backing vocals, synthesizers, rhodes, guitar * Keith Thomas - synthesizers, synthesizer programming, moog bass, synclavier, rhodes, DMX programming, acoustic piano, backing vocals, production * Mike Brignardello - bass * Greg Jennings - guitars * Dennis Holt, Mark Hammond - drums * Lisa Cates - percussion * Denny Henson - backing vocals * David Martin, Rick Cua, Pete Carlson, Pam Mark Hall, Richard Headen, Teri Headen, Mark Hammond, Celeste Hammond, Brett Perry, David Pierce, Jim Foster, McLauren Pearman, David Ramsey, Lee Ann Ramsey, Dawn Rodgers, Lori Loving, Bonnie Keen, Melodie Tunney & Keith Thomas - choir

TRACK LISTING: 01 A Living Fire * 02 The Dance * 03 Mirror Of My Heart * 04 Forevermore * 05 Beyond The Door * 06 Run * 07 Blessed Be The Lord (Warrior's Song) * 08 Jezebel * 09 The Beauty Of His Love * 10 Jesus Shall Reign


Background
A Nashville native, Glen Allen Green came to light as a songwriter, with contributions to other Christian acts during the early 80's, such as Servant and Joe English. His 1985 debut on Home Sweet Home Records, also home-base for White Heart and Chris Christian. This is fairly hi-tech stuff, straddling the CCM/AOR fence with ease. Producer Keith Thomas is a noted Nashville vet, though in 1985, he was just starting out as a producer, having principally being a songwriter for several publishing houses including Word Records.


The Songs
As you can tell by the personnel credits, there's loads of keys and synths in the studio battery, and it shows all the way through. 'A Living Fire' the title track is a perfect rhodes driven track that smacks of West Coast. Things get brash and funky for 'The Dance'. All sorts of studio gimmickry come into play on this one. 'Mirror Of My Heart' should appeal greatly to regular GDM readers. It sits smack dab in the middle of AOR Avenue, a melodic winner in my books. Those keyboards.. ooh yes. 'Forevermore', 'Blessed Be The Lord (Warrior's Song)' and 'The Beauty Of His Love' are the three ballads on the album. The metronome is a touch slow, but they are all melodic. Does that count? 'Beyond The Door' is back to script, sounding like a track from David Pack off his 'Anywhere You Go' album from the same year. 'Run' is big, brash and hi-tech. Big fat drum sound, check out the video below. Another synth pearler is the bombastic 'Jezebel', same goes for the finale 'Jesus Shall Reign' complete with all the keyboard parping you can imagine.


In Summary
Unless you were living in Nashville, this album was an unknown quantity elsewhere, though it has seen some attention given to it from YouTube and other Christian websites. Thank the Lord for the Internet right? Glen Allen Green released another album in 1987 called 'Down The Avenue'. Our review of that is paired with this one. The album was never released officially on CD, though Amazon does have it as a made-for-order CDR through the SUGO Group. Just as an aside, has anyone ever bought CDR's through Amazon? I'd be interested to know.


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Green, Glen Allen - 1985 Run




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#1 | ThomasCoastline on January 08 2018 09:20:06
I bought this album off amazon a while back, no problems.
 
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