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Love's Still Changing Hearts (1990)

Updated: Feb 23

Love's Still Changing Hearts is the 33rd studio album by the Christian music vocal group The Imperials. It is their first album on Star Song Records after being on the Word labels DaySpring and Myrrh for more than 10 years. The album is produced by Morris "Butch" Stewart, taking the group's sound to an R&B/pop direction while still retaining some of the adult contemporary sound of their previous album Free the Fire.

This is the only album to feature vocalist David Robertson, as he joins long-time members Armond Morales and David Will, replacing Jimmie Lee Sloas. This is also Ron Hemby's final appearance on Love's Still Changing Hearts as both Robertson and Hemby were replaced at the time by new tenor leads Jonathan Pierce (Hildreth) and Jason Beddoe.

Beddoe replaced Hemby but he left the group but Pierce would stay on to record their next album. Former member Sloas co-wrote the track "Goin' Away." The album's final track is a near-9 minute medley of six of The Imperials' best beloved songs and a cover of "Gospel Ship" called "Platinum Medley." Love's Still Changing Hearts peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart. Seven singles were released between the AC and CHR formats, one song more than the singles that were released on their 1987 album This Year's Model.

Track listing

1. Big Ball Turning (Morris "Butch" Stewart, Brenda Blonski) -5:21

2. Love Can Make It Happen (Morris "Butch" Stewart, Brenda Blonski, Brenda Mitchell Stewart) -4:42

3. Come Into My Life (Paul Chiten, Pamela Phillips-Oland) -4:38

4. Original Love (Keith Brown) -4:40

5. I Will Follow You (David Robertson, John Wierick) -4:45

6. It's Raining Again (David Robertson) -4:42

7. It's Gonna Be Alright (Ron Hemby) -4:51

8. Love's Still Changing Hearts (Tom Hemby, Justin Peters) -4:31

9. Come Let Us Worship (David Robertson, John Wierick) -4:44

10. Goin' Away (Jimmie Lee Sloas, Tim Norris) -3:44

11. Platinum Medley:

Higher Power (Denny Correll)/Lord of the Harvest (Paul Smith, James Newton Howard)/One More Song for You (Michael and Stormie Omartian)/Let the Wind Blow (David Martin)/Gospel Ship (Mylon LeFevre)/Sail On (Chris Christian)/

Trumpet of Jesus (Michael and Stormie Omartian) -8:54


The Imperials:

Armond Morales -bass, vocals

David Will -baritone, vocals

Ron Hemby -tenor, lead vocals

David Robertson -tenor, lead vocals

Radio singles

1990 "Big Ball Turning" -#2 Christian CHR

1990 "It's Raining Again" -#1 Christian AC for 2 weeks

1990 "I Will Follow You" -#3 Christian AC

1990 "It's Gonna Be Alright" -#4 Christian CHR

1990 "Come Into My Life" -#12 Christian CHR, #1 Christian AC

1990 -1991 "Come Let Us Worship" -#5 Christian AC

1991 "Original Love" -#13 Christian CHR, #9 Christian AC

Previous release: Free the Fire (1988)

Next release: Big God (1991)

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