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GREG X. VOLZ - THE RIVER IS RISING



This compact disc is the result of a dream and a relationship that started twelve years ago between a singer and a writer. We hung out together, spun yarn together, cried, laughed, felt rejected, bewildered and all the other symptoms of frustrated musicians. We held on to the fire, dealt with barriers (real and unreal), were tranced to the max, kept living for that bell to ring and to emerge from a joyous grave and some not so joyous. We've been encouraged and discouraged. We've grown and we've had months of dryness (I hear it happens to everyone?). Now, finally we have and opportunity to share some of the heaven that is in us. Mike Schmitz shares my heart and my dreams as does Jonathan David Brown, who I've learned so much from the last five years (and albums). Side by side we have searched for and found those still waters and daily remind each other that all we can do is keep on praising the One who gave us life, breath, blessing and destiny.
Now that the centerpiece is on the table, pull in close and enjoy... you are the guest of honor and what you are about to hear is dedicated to YOU!

Vinyl tracklist
Side 1
01 Barrier 4:32
02 Joyous Grave 4:22
03 Livin' For The Bell 3:51
04 Still Waters 5:03
05 All I Can Do 4:36
Side 2
01 Heaven Is Within You 4:35
02 The River Is Rising 5:15
03 Hold On To The Fire 5:05
04 Man Like You 5:20
9 tracks, 42:56
 
Cassette tracklist
Side 1
01 Barrier 4:32
02 Joyous Grave 4:22
03 Livin' For The Bell 3:51
04 Still Waters 5:03
05 All I Can Do 4:36
Side 2
01 Heaven Is Within You 4:35
02 The River Is Rising 5:15
03 Break Out Of The Trance 3:38
04 Hold On To The Fire 5:05
05 Man Like You 5:20
10 tracks, 46:34
 
CD tracklist
01 Barrier 4:32
02 Joyous Grave 4:22
03 Livin' For The Bell 3:51
04 Still Waters 5:03
05 All I Can Do 4:36
06 Heaven Is Within You 4:35
07 The River Is Rising 5:15
08 Break Out Of The Trance 3:38
09 Hold On To The Fire 5:05
10 Man Like You 5:20
10 tracks, 46:34
Producers
Jonathan David Brown and Greg X. Volz
Release date
August-1986
Record label
Myrrh Records

Release date
August-1986
Vinyl releases
US Myrrh 701 6846 067
US A&M Records WR-8352
UK Myrrh / Word (UK) MYR R 1220
AU Word Australia 701 6846 067
Cassette release
US Myrrh 701 6846 385
US A&M Records WC-8352
CA Myrrh / Word Canada Limited MB6846
UK Myrrh / Word (UK) MYR C 1220
AU Myrrh / Word Records Australia 701 6846 385
CD releases
JP Myrrh 701 6846 27X (digipak - for US market)
US Myrrh 701 6846 27X (jewel case)
US Match Made In Heaven Music 6 50458 11152 2
US Match Made In Heaven Music 0 8068-80040-2 6
 
01 Barrier
Words and music: Mike Schmitz
02 Joyous Grave
Words and music: Mike Schmitz and Greg X. Volz
03 Livin' For The Bell
Words and music: Mike Schmitz
04 Still Waters
Words and music: Jonathan David Brown, Greg X. Volz and Carl Marsh
05 All I Can Do
Words and music: Jonathan David Brown, Greg X. Volz and Mike Schmitz
06 Heaven Is Within You
Words and music: Mike Schmitz and Greg X. Volz
07 The River Is Rising
Words and music: Mike Schmitz
08 Break Out Of The Trance
Words and music: Mike Schmitz
09 Hold On To The Fire
Words and music: Mike Schmitz
10 Man Like You
Words and music: Mike Schmitz
Greg X. Volz - Vocals, backup vocals, cymbal overdubs
Musicians
Carl Marsh - Acoustic piano, synthesizers, fairlite keyboards and fairlite drums
John Lawry - Keyboard solo on "Joyous Grave"
Jimmy Lee Sloas - Bass
Kirk Henderson - Guitars
Phil Keaggy - Guitar solo on "Hold On To The Fire"
Jonathan David Brown - Cymbal overdubs
The Volz Four and Friends: "school's out" scream on "Break Out Of The Trance"
Background vocals on "Hold On To The Fire"
Matthew Ward, Mark Farner
Production details
Produced by Jonathan David Brown and Greg X. Volz
Engineered and mixed by Jonathan David Brown
Recorded at Omni Sound Studio, Nashville, TN assisted by Bill Whittington and Danny Johnston
Additional recording at The Bennett House, Franklin, TN assisted by Mike Clute, J.T. Cantwell; Bullet Recording Studio, Nashville, TN assisted by Spence Crislu
Mixed at Mama Jo's Recording Studio, North Hollywood, CA assisted by Steven Bradley Ford
Track arrangements by Carl Marsh, Mike Schmitz, Greg X. Volz, Jonathan David Brown
Vocal arrangements by Greg X. Volz, Jonathan David Brown
Fairlite programming by Carl Marsh
DX7 programming by Mike Demus, Tim Akins
Synclavier programming by Steve Schaffer (used on "Hold On To The Fire")
Mastered by Bernie Grundman Mastering Studio, Hollywood, CA
John Lawry appears courtesy of Star Song Records
Matthew Ward appears courtesy of Live Oak Records
Artwork details
Cover concept: Kathy's Dinner Party & Co.
AD / Design: Joan Tankersley / The Cover Story
Front cover photography: Don Landwehrle / The Image Bank
Back cover photography: Caroline Greyshock
Photo composition work: Capital Spectrum
Logo design: Becky Volz
Lettering: Lori Cooper
Graphics: Lori Cooper, Lynett Leggott

RELATED ITEMS


1986
The River Is Rising b/w Livin' For The Bell 7" 45rpm Vinyl Single

1986
Man Like You b/w Hold On To The Fire 12" 33rpm Vinyl Single

1986
All I Can Do / Still Waters b/w Radio Special 12" 33rpm Vinyl Single

1986
The River Is Rising 8" 45rpm Flexi Disc

1986
The River Is Rising Video Profile

1987
Myrrh 4/5 CD
       

LP - USA - Myrrh Records - 7016846067

Myrrh, a division of Word, Inc., Waco, TX | (p) and © 1986 Word Inc., Waco, TX 76710 | In Canada: Word Records Limited, Vancouver, B.C. | In Great Britain: Word (UK) Ltd., London | Manufactured by Word, Inc., 4800 W. Waco Drive, Waco, TX 76710
7016846067 | Barcode: 0 8068-80040-1 9

        

  

LP - USA - A&M Records - WR 8352

Myrrh, a division of Word, Inc., Waco, TX | (p) and © 1986 Word Inc., Waco, TX 76710 | Manufactured and distributed by A&M Records, Inc., P.O. Box 118, Hollywood, CA 90028
WR 8352 | Labels: WR-08352-A b/w WR-08352-B
Barcode: 0 7502-18352-1

        

  

LP - Canada - Myrrh Records - 70-1-684606-7 / MSB6846

Myrrh, a division of Word, Inc., Waco, TX | (p) and © 1986 Word Inc., Waco, TX 76710 | In Canada: Word Records Limited, Vancouver, B.C. | In Great Britain: Word (UK) Ltd., London | Made in Canada | Manufactured by Word, Inc., 4800 W. Waco Drive, Waco, TX 76710 | Label: Manufactured in Canada by Word Records Limited
7-01-684606-7 / MSB6846 | Labels: MSB 6846
Barcode: 0 8068-80040-1 9

        

  

LP - Canada - Myrrh Records - 70-1-684606-7 / MSB6846

Myrrh, a division of Word, Inc., Waco, TX | (p) and © 1986 Word Inc., Waco, TX 76710 | In Canada: Word Records Limited, Vancouver, B.C. | In Great Britain: Word (UK) Ltd., London | Made in Canada | Manufactured by Word, Inc., 4800 W. Waco Drive, Waco, TX 76710 | Label: Manufactured in Canada by Word Records Limited
7-01-684606-7 / MSB6846 | Labels: MSB 6846
Barcode: 0 8068-80040-1 9
With round yellow sticker on front cover saying: Warning: This records is for promotional use only. Sale or rental prohibited.

        

  

LP - UK - Myrrh Records / Word (UK) - MYR R 1220

(p) Word, Inc, | © 1986 Word, Inc. | Distributed by Word (UK) Ltd • Belgium: GMB/Revelation Media • Denmark: Nyetoner/Teovision • Finland: Finngospel • France: Sephora Diffusion • Greece: Emmaus • Holland: GMI Records • Iceland: Filadelfia Forlag • Italy: La Sorgente Music • Norway: Master Music • Southern Africa: Grace Music • Spain: Master-Vision S.A. • Sweden: Leon Music • Switzerland: Kir Music • West Germany: Pila Music | Printed and made in England by Shorewood Packaging | Label: Made in UK
MYR R 1220 | No barcode

        

  

LP - Australia - Myrrh Records - 7016846067

Myrrh, a division of Word, Inc., Waco, TX | (p) and © 1986 Word Inc., Waco, TX 76710 | In Canada: Word Records Limited, Vancouver, B.C. | In Great Britain: Word (UK) Ltd., London | Printed in U.S.A. | Manufactured by Word, Inc., 4800 W. Waco Drive, Waco, TX 76710 | Distributed in Australia by Word Records Australia | Label: Made in Australia
7016846067 | Barcode: 0 8068-80040-1 9

        

  

CASSETTE - USA - Myrrh Records - 7-01-684638-5

© (p) 1986 Word Incorporated | Printed in U.S.A. | Distributed and manufactured by Word, Inc., 4800 W. Waco Drive, Waco, TX 76710 | In Great Britain: Word (UK) Ltd., London | In Canada: Word Records Limited, Vancouver, B.C. | ES
7-01-684638-5 | Barcode: 8068-80040-4

  

  

CASSETTE - USA - Myrrh Records - 7-01-684638-5

© (p) 1986 Word Incorporated | Printed in U.S.A. | Distributed and manufactured by Word, Inc., 4800 W. Waco Drive, Waco, TX 76710 | In Great Britain: Word (UK) Ltd., London | In Canada: Word Records Limited, Vancouver, B.C. | ES blacked out
7-01-684638-5 | Barcode: 8068-80040-4
Transparent shell

  

  

CASSETTE - USA - A&M Records Records - WC 8352

© (p) 1986 Word Incorporated | Printed in U.S.A. | Manufactured and Distributed by A&M Records, Inc. | ES
WC 8352 | Shell: WC-8352 | Barcode: 0 7502-18352-4
White shell | Dolby System | Chrome 120μs EQ

  

  

CASSETTE - Canada - Myrrh Records - MB6846

© (p) 1986 Word Incorporated | Distributed and manufactured by Word, Inc., 4800 W. Waco Drive, Waco, TX 76710 | In Great Britain: Word (UK) Ltd., London | In Canada: Word Records Limited, Vancouver, B.C. | Made in Canada
701684627X | No barcode
White shell

  

  

CASSETTE - UK - Myrrh Records - MYR C 1220

Myrrh | (p) 1986 Word Inc. | Dist. Word (UK) Ltd | Made in UK
MYR C 1220 | Shell: MYRC 1220 | No barcode
White shell

  

  

CASSETTE - Australia - Myrrh Records - 7016846385

© (p) 1986 Word Incorporated | Distributed in Australia by Word Records Australia
701684627X | Shell: TC-7016846385 | Barcode: 8068-80040-4

  

  

CD - Japan - Myrrh Records - 701684627X

Myrrh, a division of Word, Inc., Waco, TX | (p) and © 1986 Word Inc., Waco, TX 76710 | In Canada: Word Records Limited, Vancouver, B.C. | In Great Britain: Word (UK) Ltd., London | Printed in U.S.A. | Manufactured by Word, Inc., 4800 W. Waco Drive, Waco, TX 76710 | CD: Made in Japan
701684627X | Barcode: 0 8068-80040-2 6 | Matrix: Mastered in U.S.A. pressed in Japan / CI05244 -0- / 701684627X / 10005 / X-620 (mirrored; engraved) / 1L2 (mirrored; engraved)



  

CD - USA - Myrrh Records - 701684627X

Myrrh, a division of Word, Inc., Waco, TX | (p) and © 1986 Word Inc., Waco, TX 76710 | In Canada: Word Records Limited, Vancouver, B.C. | In Great Britain: Word (UK) Ltd., London | Printed in U.S.A. | Manufactured by Word, Inc., 4800 W. Waco Drive, Waco, TX 76710
701684627X | Barcode: 0 8068-80040-2 6 | Matrix: W.O. 5224-1 / 701684627X / MADE BY DISCTRONICS (H)

  

  

CD - USA - Myrrh Records - 701684627X

Myrrh, a division of Word, Inc., Waco, TX | (p) and © 1986 Word Inc., Waco, TX 76710 | In Canada: Word Records Limited, Vancouver, B.C. | In Great Britain: Word (UK) Ltd., London | Printed in U.S.A. | Manufactured by Word, Inc., 4800 W. Waco Drive, Waco, TX 76710
701684627X | Barcode: 0 8068-80040-2 6 | Matrix: U.S. Optical Disc

  

  

CD - USA - Match Made In Heaven Music - 701684627X - First pressing (2002)

Myrrh, a division of Word, Inc., Waco, TX | (p) and © 1986 Word Inc., Waco, TX 76710 | In Canada: Word Records Limited, Vancouver, B.C. | In Great Britain: Word (UK) Ltd., London | Printed in U.S.A. | Manufactured by Word, Inc., 4800 W. Waco Drive, Waco, TX 76710
CD: © 2002 Match Made In Heaven Music, Post Office Box 2989, Washington, DC 20013, 800-445-8404 | Printed in U.S.A.
7-01-684627-X | Barcode: 6 50458 11152 2

  

  

CD - USA - Match Made In Heaven Music - 701684627X - Second pressing (2008)

Myrrh | Distributed by Match Made In Heaven Music, P.O. Box 814014, Dallas, TX 75381, 800-445-8404 | CD: © 2002 Match Made In Heaven Music
701684627X | Barcode: 0 8068-80040-2 6 | Matrix: 1/11/08 / GXRIVER 01 / IFPIL701 / IFPI 2D4I (engraved)