Lament (Resurrection Band album)

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Lament
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Studio album by Resurrection Band
Released 1995
Recorded Tone Zone Studios, Chicago, Illinois, 1995
Genre Christian rock
Length 48:31
Label Grrr Records
Producer Ty Tabor
Resurrection Band chronology
The Light Years
(1995)
Lament
(1995)
Ampendectomy
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Firestream 4.5/5 stars[1]
Cross Rhythms 9/10 stars[2]

Lament is the twelfth and last studio album of original material, from American Christian rock band Resurrection Band, released in 1995. The band also reverted to their original moniker with this album.

Recording history[edit]

Concerned that they had fallen into a rut musically, Resurrection Band decided to reach outside the band for inspiration, finding it in producer Ty Tabor, guitarist and co-lead vocalist for the band King's X. However, the most radical departure from prior releases was not so much the style of music—the blues-based hard rock of latter-period REZ is still here in evidence—but the approach to the material. Lament is the band's first concept album, a song cycle about one man's disillusionment with the harshness and cruelty of life and his eventual realization that things will not change without his own spiritual redemption. As the band's final album of original material, it is a fitting swan song, given that Resurrection Band's entire reason for existence was to inspire listeners to seriously consider their own spiritual condition and their need for a Savior.

Recognizing the importance of how the songs are ordered, Resurrection Band played the entire album from beginning to end on the tour which supported this album, which was rare enough in rock music—save for The Who and Styx—and unheard of in Christian rock. As a result, the creative rebirth of Lament was highly praised among long-time fans of Resurrection Band as well as prominent Christian music critics, with some calling the album the finest the band ever recorded.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Parting Glance" Glenn Kaiser 1:10
2. "Across These Fields" Kaiser, Roy Montroy 4:20
3. "On the Move" Kaiser, Montroy 2:09
4. "Summerthrow" Dave Canfield, Montroy 4:12
5. "At Land's End" Kaiser 4:08
6. "Song and Dance" Kaiser, Canfield, Montroy 4:46
7. "In Change" Kaiser 3:15
8. "The Road" Kaiser, Tom Cameron, Montroy 3:49
9. "Dark Carnival" Canfield, Montroy 2:54
10. "Mirror" Kaiser, Montroy 3:57
11. "Another Look"   0:35
12. "Surprised" Kaiser, Montroy 5:23
13. "Richest One" Kaiser 4:07
14. "Across These Fields Reprise" Kaiser 3:39
Total length: 48:31

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Executive Producer - Tom Cameron
  • Producer - Ty Tabor
  • Engineers - Brian Garcia, Ty Tabor, Roger Heiss
  • Assistant To Engineer - Ed Bialach, Marty Phillips

References[edit]