The Sky Is Falling (album)

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The Sky Is Falling
Studio album by Randy Stonehill
Released 1980
Recorded 1977–1978
Label Solid Rock
Producer Larry Norman
Randy Stonehill chronology
Welcome to Paradise
(1976)
The Sky Is Falling
(1981)
Between the Glory and the Flame
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

The Sky Is Falling is an album by Randy Stonehill, released in 1980, on Solid Rock Records.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Randy Stonehill.

Original USA vinyl release[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "One True Love" – 4:10
  2. "Through The Glass Darkly" – 5:50
  3. "Teen King" – 4:25
  4. "The Great American Cure" – 4:00
  5. "Venezuela" – 6:50

Side two[edit]

  1. "Counterfeit King" – 5:30
  2. "Jamey's Got The Blues" – 4:00
  3. "Bad Fruit" – 4:55
  4. "Emily" – 5:40
  5. "Trouble Coming" – 4:50

1994 CD reissue[edit]

The 1994 CD reissue is of the 1980 European version, with tracks 9-13 as bonus tracks not included on the original European version.

  1. "One True Love" – 4:17
  2. "Bad Fruit" – 5:08
  3. "Jamey's Got The Blues" – 4:08
  4. "Through The Glass Darkly" – 5:53
  5. "The Great American Cure" – 3:59
  6. "Venezuela" – 7:01
  7. "Emily" – 5:41
  8. "Trouble Coming" – 4:48
  9. "Counterfeit King" (alternate mix) – 5:16
  10. "Teen King" (alternate mix) – 4:42
  11. "Postcards From The Heart (Letter To My Family)" - 5:19
  12. "King Of Hearts" (the orchestral version) - 3:14
  13. "Good News" (Live From Greenbelt) - 4:54

2004 CD reissue[edit]

Larry Norman released the album in the original order on CD in 2004, but substituting the alternative mixes of "Teen King" and "Counterfeit King". It also included the three bonus tracks from the 1994 release.

  1. "One True Love" – 4:17
  2. "Through The Glass Darkly" – 5:53
  3. "Teen King" (alternate mix) – 4:42
  4. "The Great American Cure" – 3:59
  5. "Venezuela" – 7:01
  6. "Counterfeit King" (alternate mix) – 5:16
  7. "Jamey's Got The Blues" – 4:08
  8. "Bad Fruit" – 5:08
  9. "Emily" – 5:41
  10. "Trouble Coming" – 4:48
  11. "Postcards From The Heart (Letter To My Family)" - 5:19
  12. "King Of Hearts" (the orchestral version) - 3:14
  13. "Good News" (Live From Greenbelt) - 4:54

Personnel[edit]

  • Randy Stonehill: lead and background vocals, electric guitars, acoustic guitars
  • Larry Norman: background vocals, acoustic piano, marimba, harmonica, Japanese koto, electric and acoustic guitars, autoharp, steel drums, bass guitar
  • Tom Howard: acoustic piano, Moog synthesizer, keyboards, orchestration
  • Alex MacDougall: drums and percussion
  • Jon Linn: electric guitars, slide guitar, volume control guitar and fiery fingers
  • Steve Scott: augmented jungle chanting on "Bad Fruit"
  • Dave Coy: bass guitar
  • Billy Batstone: bass guitar
  • Peter Johnson: drums
  • Sara Finch: background vocals

Production notes[edit]

  • Produced and arranged by Larry Norman, A Solid Rock Studios production
  • Ken Suesov: engineering and mixdowns
  • Andy Johns: additional engineering and olfactory dismemberment (also known as Andrew "Just-like-that" Johns)
  • Photography, album design, artwork, sandwiches and kitchen sink by Larry Norman, D.R.R.
  • Paste-up and doo-wops: Little Bobby Emmons

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Sky Is Falling (album) at AllMusic