Colours (Resurrection Band album)

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Colours
Studio album by Resurrection Band
Released 1980
Recorded Chicago Recording Co., Chicago, Illinois, 1980
Genre Christian rock
Length 36:01
Label Light
Producer Resurrection Band
Resurrection Band chronology
Rainbow's End
(1979)
Colours
(1980)
Mommy Don't Love Daddy Anymore
(1981)

Colours is the third full-length album by American Christian rock band Resurrection Band, released in 1980.

Recording history[edit]

Colours was Resurrection Band's first release for Christian label Light Records, which had up to this time been known as the primary record label for Andrae Crouch and similar gospel artists. Colours is also considered by some music critics to be one of the band's defining works.

Resurrection Band embraces a more radio-friendly rock/metal sound with this album, which is a mix of personal reflections on God's sovereignty and love ("Autograph," "Amazing" and the title track), the harsh life of the inner city ("N.Y.C.," "Beggar in the Alleyway"), and the need for personal redemption ("City Streets," "The Struggle"). "American Dream" is significant for being the first of many songs that Resurrection Band would write about the moral rot at the center of America's political and media culture, indicating a much more progressive political worldview than most Christian musicians would dare sing about at the time.

The photos of the children inside the gatefold cover are those of Jesus People USA community members.

This is the only Resurrection Band album to feature no piano or keyboards whatsoever.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Glenn Kaiser unless otherwise noted

  1. "Autograph" – 4:03
  2. "Colours" – 4:58
  3. "N.Y.C." (Kaiser, Jim Denton) – 3:24
  4. "Hidden Man" – 2:48
  5. "Amazing" (Kaiser, Denton) – 2:22
  6. "American Dream" (Jon Trott, Kaiser, Denton) – 3:24
  7. "Benny & Sue" (Jon Trott, Kaiser, Denton, Stu Heiss) – 3:53
  8. "City Streets" (Kaiser, Trott, Denton) – 3:22
  9. "Beggar in the Alleyway" (Kaiser, Heiss) – 3:57
  10. "The Struggle" (Kaiser, Denton, Heiss) – 3:45

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer - Resurrection Band
  • Engineers - Phil Bonanno and Tom Henson
  • Assistant Engineers - Roger Heiss and Mike Szarzynski
  • Mixers - Phil Bonanno and Resurrection Band
  • Album cover concept - JPUSA Graphics
  • Outside cover art - Dick Randall
  • Inside art and layout - Janet Cameron
  • Additional staff - Bob Cox: Lyda Price and Al Mross
  • Photography - Tom Fjelstad