The Ride (4Him album)

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The Ride
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Studio album by 4Him
Released 1994
Recorded 1993-1994
Genre Christian Pop
Length 44:04
Label Benson
Producer Don Koch, Michael Omartian, Peter Wolf
4Him chronology
The Season of Love
(1993)
The Ride
(1994)
The Message
(1996)

The Ride is the fifth studio album of the Contemporary Christian group 4Him. It was released on Benson Records.[1]

The NES game Sunday Funday contains a karaoke version of the song Ride Of Life.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Wings" (Mark Harris, Don Koch) - 3:58
  2. "The Nature of Love" (Steve Camp, Harris, Michael Omartian) - 3:32
  3. "For Future Generations" (Dave Clark, Harris, Koch) - 4:49
  4. "Shelter In the Rain" (Harris, Marty Magehee) - 3:48
  5. "Between You And Me" (Harris, Koch, Peter Wolf) - 4:33
  6. "Real Thing" (Clark, Harris, Koch) - 4:26
  7. "Ride Of Life" (Harris, Koch) - 4:38
  8. "As Long As My Heart Knows It's You" (Clark, Harris, Koch) - 4:16
  9. "What Do I Know" (Jeff Silvey, Billy Simon) - 3:51
  10. "Love Finds You" (Harris, Koch) - 6:00

Credits[edit]

4Him
  • Andy Chrisman: lead vocals (1, 3, 6, 10), backing vocals
  • Mark Harris: lead vocals (5, 7, 10), backing vocals
  • Marty Magehee: lead vocals (4, 9), backing vocals
  • Kirk Sullivan: lead vocals (1, 2, 8, 10), backing vocals
  • Vocal arrangements on tracks #3, 7, 8 & 9 by Don Koch & 4Him.
Musicians
  • Peter Wolf: arrangements (1, 5, 10), keyboards & bass (1), all other instruments (5, 10)
  • Michael Omartian: keyboards (2, 4, 6), horn arrangement (2), string arrangement (4)
  • Don Koch: keyboards & programming (3, 7, 8, 9), track arrangements (3, 7, 8, 9)
  • Blair Masters: programming (3, 8)
  • Sheldon Reynolds: guitar (1)
  • Jerry McPherson: guitar (2, 3, 4, 6-9)
  • Tom Hemby: guitar (3, 7, 8, 9)
  • Michael Hodge: guitar (3, 7, 8, 9)
  • Bruce Gaitsch: guitar (10)
  • Jackie Street: bass guitar (3, 7, 8, 9)
  • Vinnie Colaiuta: drums (1, 5, 10)
  • Chris McHugh: drums (2, 4, 6)
  • John Hammond: drums (3, 7, 8, 9)
  • Eric Darken: percussion (3, 8, 9)
  • Everette Harp: alto sax solo (1, 5)
  • Horns (1): Jerry Hey (horn arrangement), Gary Grant, Larry Williams & Bill Reichenbach
  • Horns (2): Mark Douthit & Mike Haynes
  • Horns (7): Chris McDonald (horn arrangement), Mike Haynes, Jeff Bailey & Mark Douthit
  • Don Wyrtzen: string & French horn arrangements (3, 8, 9)
  • The Nashville String Machine: strings & French horns (3, 8, 9), strings (4)
  • Choir (3): The Christ Church Choir
  • Additional choir (3): Brett Barry, Bill & Jane Baumgart, Michael & Carrie Hodge, Leslie Koch, Dorris Jordan, Ann Trubey, Beverly White & Brett Wilson.
Production
  • Producers: Don Koch (3, 7, 8, 9), Michael Omartian (2, 4, 6) & Peter Wolf (1, 5, 10).
  • Executive Producer: Bill Baumgart
  • Production Coordination (2, 4, 6): Susan Martinez
  • Production Assistant (3, 7, 8, 9): Brett Wilson
  • Engineer (2, 4, 6): Terry Christian, assisted by Scott Link; Recorded at Tejas Recorders, Franklin, TN; Additional Engineering: David Jahnsen at The Sound Kitchen, Franklin, TN.
  • Engineer (3, 7, 8, 9): John Jaszcz at The Bennett House, Franklin, TN & Recording Arts, Nashville, TN; Additional Engineering: Doug Sarrett & Lynn Fuston at Great Circle Sound (Nashville, TN), John Hurley at Quad Studios & David Jahnsen at The Sound Kitchen.
  • Engineer (1, 5, 10): Paul Ericksen at The Embassy Recording Studio, Simi Valley, CA.
  • Tracks #1-7 & 10 mixed by Tom Lord-Alge at Encore Studios, Burbank, CA; assisted by David Betancourt.
  • Tracks #8 & 9 mixed by John Jaszcz; Track 8 mixed at The Castle, Franklin, TN, assisted by John Hurley; Track 9 mixed at Sound Stage, Nashville, TN, assisted by Mark Ralston.
  • Art Direction: Connie Harrington
  • Design: The Riordan Design Group, Inc.
  • Group Photography: Mark Tucker
  • Roller Coaster Photography: David White
  • Make-up & Grooming: Elizabeth Martin
  • Stylist: Claudia McConnell Fowler

References[edit]

  1. ^ JesusFreakHideout.com: 4Him Discography