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Legacy (1977 -1988) (1996)


Legacy (1977 - 1988) is a compilation album by the Christian music vocal group The Imperials. Released in 1996 on Word Records, it is a 2-CD set collection of the group's best known songs and album tracks when they were on Word Records between those years with liner notes provided by the group's founder and bass singer Armond Morales giving information and behind the scenes on the songs they've sung. Featuring more than 10 years and 34 songs they recorded on the Word labels DaySpring and Myrrh.


Some selected songs from Sail On, Imperials Live, Stand by the Power and The Imperials Sing the Classics are available on the 2 CDs for the first time and available digitally, considering the mentioned full albums are either still not issued on CD or they're out-of-print.


Track listing


Disc 1

1. Stand by the Power (Paul Smith, John Rocasco) (from Stand by the Power) -3:32

2. Sail On (Chris Christian) (from Sail On) -2:51

3. Finish What You Started (Russ Taff, Tori Taff, Michael Omartian) (from Priority)

-4:07

4. Better Than I Know Myself (Dave Cooke, Judy MacKenzie) (from Free the Fire)

-4:08

5. Bread on the Water (Bill Grine, Janny Grine) (from Sail On) -3:13

6. You're the Only Jesus (by David Will) (Gordon Jensen) (from Side by Side) -4:09

7. I'm Forgiven (Michael Omartian, Bruce Hibbard, Hadley Hockensmith)

(from One More Song for You) -3:56

8. He Touched Me (Bill Gaither) (from Imperials Live) -3:53

9. Because He Lives (Bill and Gloria Gaither) (from The Imperials Sing the Classics) -4:31

10. Here On the Rock (by Paul Smith) (Paul Smith, Keith Thomas) (from Side by Side)-4:22

11. All My Life (Michael and Stormie Omartian) (from One More Song for You) -3:24

12. Let Jesus Do It (Steven Ferguson) (from Heed the Call) -3:28

13. In the Promised Land (Chris Eaton) (from Let the Wind Blow) -4:15

14. Living Without Your Love (Tom Hemby) (from One More Song for You) -3:27

15. Pieces (Michael and Stormie Omartian) (from Priority) -4:07

16. The Old Gospel Ship (Traditional; arranged by Armond Morales)

(from Imperials Live) -3:22

17. Any Good Time At All (Michael and Stormie Omartian) (from Priority)-4:05

18. Lord of the Harvest (Paul Smith, James Newton Howard) (from Stand by the Power) -4:36


Disc 2

1. The Trumpet of Jesus (Michael and Stormie Omartian) (from Priority) -3:47

2. Heed the Call (Chris Christian, Paul Smith) (from Heed the Call) -3:03

3. Because of Who You Are (Billy Smiley, Bob Farrell) (from Stand by the Power) -3:33

4. New Creation (Russ Taff) (from Imperials Live) -5:51

5. Devoted to You (Ron Hemby, Stephen Bashaw) (from This Year's Model) -3:45

6. One More Song for You (Michael and Stormie Omartian) (from One More Song for You) -4:38

7. Oh Buddha (Mark Farrow) (from Heed the Call) -3:29

8. They See God There (by Armond Morales) (Dan Keen, Jim Weber) (from Side by Side) -2:44

9. Praise the Lord (Brown Bannister, Mike Hudson) (from Heed the Call) -3:33

10. Free the Fire in Me (Michael and Stormie Omartian) (from Free the Fire) -5:13

11. Higher Power (Denny Correll) (from One More Song for You) -4:20

12. Rest in Your Arms (Ron Hemby, Tom Hemby) (from Free the Fire) -4:14

13. Eagle Song (Russ Taff, Tori Taff) (from One More Song for You) -3:13

14. Let the Wind Blow (David Martin) (from Let the Wind Blow) -5:03

15. Power of God (Ron Hemby, Tom Hemby) (from This Year's Model) -4:09

16. Not to Us, Oh Lord (Paul Smith, Michael W. Smith) (from Let the Wind Blow) -4:18


Personnel


The Imperials:

Armond Morales -bass, vocals (all tracks, except tracks 6 and 10 on Disc 1)

David Will -baritone, vocals (all tracks, except track 10 on Disc 1 and track 8 on Disc 2)

Russ Taff -vocals (Disc 1: 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14 -17; Disc 2: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13)

Jim Murray -tenor, vocals (Disc 1: 1 -3, 5, 7 -18; Disc 2: 1 -4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16)

Paul Smith -vocals (Disc 1: 1, 9, 10, 13, 18; Disc 2: 3, 14, 16)

Ron Hemby -vocals (Disc 1: 4; Disc 2: 5, 10, 12, 15)

Jimmie Lee Sloas -vocals (Disc 1: 4; Disc 2: 5, 10, 12, 15)


Production credits


Chris Christian -producer (Disc 1: 2, 5, 8, 12, 16; Disc 2: 2, 4, 7, 9)

Brown Bannister -producer (Disc 1: 13; Disc 2: 5, 14 -16)

Bill Schnee -producer (Disc 1: 1, 4, 18; Disc 2: 3, 10, 12)

Michael Omartian -producer (Disc 1: 3, 7, 11, 14, 15, 17; Disc 2: 1, 6, 11, 13)

Armond Morales and Buddy Huey -producers (Disc 1: 8, 16; Disc 2: 4)

Keith Thomas -producer (Disc 1: 6, 10)

Neal Joseph -producer (Disc 1: 6, 9; Disc 2: 8)


Previous release: 'Til He Comes (1995)

Next release: It's Still the Cross (1997)


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