Voices in Shadows

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Voices in Shadows
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Studio album by Youth Choir
Released October, 1985
Recorded Whitefield Studios
Santa Ana, California,
1985
Genre Alternative rock
Length 37:10
Label Broken Records
Producer Thom Roy
Youth Choir chronology
Voices in Shadows
(1985)
Shades of Gray
(1986)Shades of Gray1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Voices in Shadows is the first studio album by Christian alternative rock band The Choir (known as "Youth Choir" at this point), released in early 1985.

Recording history[edit]

Youth Choir was part of a group of Christian alternative rock bands, primarily based out of Orange County, California, that got their start under the aegis of Calvary Chapel.[2] While bands like Altar Boys, Undercover and Crumbacher were blatantly evangelical in their approach, Youth Choir's lyrics were more measured and subtle—even questioning—and this would remain one of the defining aspects of the band. Musically, Thom Roy referred to the band's early style as the "San Francisco Sound," but the influences are primarily British,[3] and echoes of U2 can be felt all over the record, which was for the most part critically well received. The album's first single, "Someone's Calling," was also a popular hit on Christian rock radio at the time.

Although credited as the band's drummer, Steve Hindalong did not play a single beat on this record due to the producers insistence on using a drum machine for a modern sound.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and performed by Youth Choir.

  1. "Someone's Calling" – 4:21
  2. "Wounds of a Young Heart" – 2:38
  3. "Dreams" – 3:48
  4. "Another Heart" – 3:32
  5. "Why Are All the Children Crying" – 4:31
  6. "Another World" – 3:54
  7. "Here in the Night" – 4:17
  8. "Alright Tonight" – 2:54
  9. "Anyone But You" – 3:34
  10. "A Million Years" – 3:41

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

The crashing sound during the instrumental break in "Someone's Calling" is the sound of a hubcab being thrown across the studio floor by Steve Hindalong.[3]

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