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Emergency Broadcast (1987)

Updated: Sep 30, 2023


Emergency Broadcast is the fifth studio album by the Christian rock band White Heart, released in late 1987 on Sparrow Records.


It is the band's second album on the Sparrow Records label and it is the band's first with new bass guitar player and vocalist Tommy Sims. The track "No Taboo" features the vocals of Rick Florian, Mark Gersmehl, Gordon Kennedy and Sims. The album was produced by White Heart, with the executive producer being Randy Moore. Emergency Broadcast peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart.


Track listing


1. Urban Renewal (Billy Smiley, Mark Gersmehl) -4:04

2. Key to Our Survival (Gordon Kennedy, Tommy Sims) -4:09

3. No Taboo (Billy Smiley, Mark Gersmehl, Rick Florian) -4:51

4. Montana Sky (Billy Smiley, Mark Gersmehl, Gordon Kennedy) -4:59

5. Fashion Fades (Billy Smiley, Mark Gersmehl, Gordon Kennedy) -4:22

6. More Sold Out (Billy Smiley, Gordon Kennedy) -4:46

7. Somewhere in Between (Billy Smiley, Mark Gersmehl) -4:08

8. Speed of Sound (Gordon Kennedy) -3:05

9. Lone Ranger (Billy Smiley, Tommy Sims) -4:11

10. Edge of the Dream (Mark Gersmehl) -4:35


Personnel


White Heart:

Rick Florian -lead vocals, backing vocals

Mark Gersmehl -keyboards, additional lead vocals on track 3, lead vocals on track 10, backing vocals

Billy Smiley -rhythm guitar on track 1, backing vocals

Gordon Kennedy -lead guitar, additional lead vocals on track 3, lead vocals

on track 4, backing vocals

Tommy Sims -bass guitar, additional lead vocals on track 3, synthesizer bass,

keyboards, backing vocals

Chris McHugh -drums, percussion


Radio singles

1987 -1988 "Montana Sky" -#3 Christian CHR, #3 Christian AC

1988 "Edge of the Dream" -#7 Christian CHR, #13 Christian AC

1988 "Somewhere in Between" -#24 Christian AC


Next release: Freedom (1989)


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