Awaiting Your Reply

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Awaiting Your Reply
Studio album by Resurrection Band
Released 1978
Recorded Hedden West Studios, Schaumburg, Illinois, 1978
Genre Christian rock
Length 39:04
Label Star Song
Producer Resurrection Band
Resurrection Band chronology
All Your Life
(1974)
Awaiting Your Reply
(1978)
Rainbow's End
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

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

Recording history[edit]

The album was recorded for only $8000 US over a period of two weeks in marathon all-night sessions ending on Easter Sunday morning.[2] 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,[citation needed] which are clearly influenced by Led Zeppelin. No Christian record label in the United States or Great Britain would agree to distribute the album.[2] 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[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b Full Circle Jesus Music podcast: Episode 98. http://www.fullcirclejesusmusic.com/playlist/