Prayers Be Answered

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Prayers Be Answered
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Studio album by The Dance Exponents
Released 1983
Recorded 1983
Genre Pop
Label Mushroom Records
Producer Dave Marett
The Dance Exponents chronology
Live At Mainstreet
(1983)
Prayers Be Answered
(1983)
Expectations
(1985)
Singles from Prayers Be Answered
  1. "Victoria"
    Released: 1983 (1983)
  2. "All I Can Do"
    Released: 1983 (1983)
  3. "Know Your Own Heart"
    Released: 1983 (1983)
  4. "I'll Say Goodbye (Even Though I'm Blue)"
    Released: 1984 (1984)
  5. "Your Best Friend Loves Me Too"
    Released: 1984 (1984)

Prayers Be Answered is the second album release and first studio album by New Zealand band The Dance Exponents, released in 1983.[1] The album peaked at #4 and spent 45 weeks on the New Zealand Album charts.[2] In May 2013 Universal Music will re-release the album digitally in New Zealand in remastered standard and deluxe editions. The deluxe edition features twelve additional tracks of singles, b-sides, rarities and demos.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. All I Can Do (Luck)
  2. Know Your Own Heart (Luck)
  3. Shattered Ornaments (Luck)
  4. Victoria (Luck)
  5. Your Best Friend Loves Me Too (Luck)
  6. I'll Say Goodbye (Even Though I'm Blue) (Luck)
  7. Checking To See That Your Kiss Is The Same (Luck/Jones)
  8. Just Me And You (Luck)
  9. Envy The Grave (Gent/Jones/Luck)
  10. Swimming To The Table Of An Unknown Girl (Luck)
  11. Gone Forever In Another Car (Luck)
  12. Poland (Luck)

Additional tracks on 2013 digital Deluxe Edition:

  1. Airway Spies (Luck)
  2. Victoria (Original Single Version) (Luck)
  3. All I Can Do (Original Single Version) (Luck)
  4. Your Best Friend Loves Me Too (Original Version) (Luck)
  5. Poland (Original Version) (Luck)
  6. Can't Kiss The Lips Of A Memory (Luck)
  7. I'm Not The One (Luck)
  8. Social Life (Luck)
  9. Perfect Romance (Demo) (Luck)
  10. My Date With You Was A Date With No One (Demo) (Luck)
  11. Walk Around The Roses (Demo) (Luck)
  12. The Empty Bunk In The Bunkhouse (Luck)

Band Members[edit]

Jordan Luck (Vocals)
Brian Jones (Guitar)
David Gent (Bass)
Michael "Harry" Harallambi (Drums)

Additional Musicians[edit]

Peter Van Der Fluit (Keyboards)
Andrew McLennan (Keyboards)
Stuart Pearce (Keyboards)
Andrew Couston (Sax)

Credits[edit]

Produced by Dave Marett
Engineered by Dave Marett & Graeme Myhre
Recorded at Mandrill Studios, Auckland, New Zealand
Tracks 1, 2 & 5 Mixed By Tim Kramer at Festival Studios, Sydney Australia

Art Direction & Design: Alan Scholz, Mushroom Art

Awards[edit]

The album won Best Album at the 1984 New Zealand Music Awards.

Preceded by
Live: Deep in the Heart of Taxes by DD Smash
New Zealand Music Awards Album of the Year
1984
Succeeded by
Painted Years by Netherworld Dancing Toys

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Exponents Official Website: Albums". Album discography. theexponents.com. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Charts: The Exponents: Prayers Be Answered". Archive. charts.org.nz. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Exponents Official Website: News". Exponents news. theexponents.com. Retrieved 1 May 2013.