First Watch (album)

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First Watch
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Studio album by
Released1989
Recorded1989
GenreChristian metal
Length49:07
LabelEnigma
ProducerOz Fox
Guardian chronology
First Watch
(1989)
Fire and Love
(1990)

First Watch is the first official album of Christian metal band Guardian. It was released in 1989 by Enigma Records and produced by Stryper's guitarist, Oz Fox.

This is the only album of the band (not including independent releases) to feature former members Paul Cawley (vocals) and Rikk Hart (drums). Both left the band after the tour supporting this album.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Guardian, except where noted.

  1. "I'll Never Leave You" - 4:31
  2. "Mystery Man" - 4:07
  3. "Livin' for the Promise" - 4:09
  4. "Miracle" - 4:55
  5. "Saints Battalion" - 3:46
  6. "Kingdom of Rock" - 3:25
  7. "The Good Life" - 4:41
  8. "One of a Kind" (Guardian and Gene Thurston) - 3:32
  9. "World Without Love" - 3:56
  10. "Rock in Victory" - 3:49
  11. "Hyperdrive" (Guardian and Mike Abbott) - 4:17
  12. "Marching On" - 3:54

Tracks 11 and 12 were not featured in the original album or cassette.

Personnel[edit]

Guest musicians[edit]

  • Brent Jeffers - keyboards
  • Leslie Fox - backing vocals in "The Good Life"
  • Oz Fox - backing vocals and guitar solo in "Hyperdrive"
  • Robert Sweet - backing vocals in "Hyperdrive"

Production[edit]

  • Oz Fox - producer, mixer
  • Dan Nebenzal - engineer, mixer
  • Mike Mierau - mixer

References[edit]