White Horse (album)

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White Horse
Studio album by Michael Omartian
Released 1974
Length 33:42
Label Dunhill
Producer Michael Omartian
Michael Omartian chronology
White Horse
(1974)
Adam Again
(1976)
Alternative Cover
Reissue of White Horse and Adam Again

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

White Horse is the title of the first solo album by Michael Omartian, released originally in 1974, on Dunhill Records and subsequently re-released on Myrrh Records as both a single album and as a compilation of White Horse and Adam Again. (Both are now out-of-print.) Integrating elements of funk, gospel, and progressive rock (and utilizing the talents of some of the finest studio musicians and back-up singers of the time), White Horse is considered by some critics of contemporary Christian rock music, including Marty Phillips of Jesus Rock Legends (jrocklegends.wordpress.com), to be one of the most influential and revered albums of the genre.

In his Allmusic review, Mark W.B. Allender wrote, "... this record cooks from beginning to end. Christian Contemporary Music has never been so hip. CCM in general has a reputation for being watered down and unemotional, but this record squeaked through without any dilution at all... this record is his masterpiece."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Michael & Stormie Omartian.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Jeremiah" – 4:37
  2. "Fat City" – 3:09
  3. "Orphan” – 2:01
  4. "Silver Fish" – 2:34
  5. "Add Up The Wonders” – 5:19

Side two[edit]

  1. "Take Me Down" – 3:39
  2. "Right From The Start” – 2:30
  3. "Rest Is Up To You" – 2:47
  4. "White Horse" – 7:06

Personnel[edit]

  • Larry Carlton – bass, guitar
  • David Hungate – bass
  • Pat Henderson – background vocals
  • Sid Sharp – strings
  • Jesse Ehrlich – cello
  • Don Menza – saxophone
  • Jackie Kelso – saxophone
  • David Kemper – drums
  • Paul Hubinson – horn, trumpet
  • Ed Greene – drums
  • King Errisson – conga, percussion
  • Michael Omartian – arranger, producer, vocals, percussion, keyboards
  • Stormie Omartian – vocals/background vocals
  • Dean Parks – flute, guitar
  • Patricia Henderson – background vocals
  • Carolyn Willis – background vocals
  • Alan Estes – drumbeg
  • Wilton Felder – bass
  • Ann White – background vocals

Production notes[edit]

  • Produced by Michael Omartian
  • Engineered by Michael Lietz, John Guess, Tommy Vicon

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Allender, Mark W.B. "White Horse > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 9, 2011.