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Over the Edge (1986)

Updated: Sep 15, 2023

Over the Edge is the second studio album by Christian singer - songwriter Geoff Moore. Released in 1986 on Benson Records' Power Discs label, the album is produced by Billy Smiley. Over the Edge has more of a rock-oriented sound, departing the pop sound of his debut album Where Are The Other Nine? and contains a cover of Larry Norman's 1972 classic "Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music." Moore's version climbed to the Top 10 on the Christian Rock radio chart. The album features members of the Christian rock band White Heart in the rhythm section. In 2020, Over the Edge was reissued and remastered by Girder Records on CD for the first time with a live recording of "Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music " as a bonus track.

Track listing

1. Tear Down the Walls (Billy Smiley, James Isaac Elliot) -3:58

2. Marianne (Geoff Moore, Billy Smiley, Mark Gersmehl) -4:10

3. Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music (Larry Norman) -3:37

4. Lost or Found (Mark Gersmehl, Chuck Bentley) -4:16

5. Over the Edge (Geoff Moore, Billy Smiley, Mark Gersmehl) -3:56

6. Make Up Your Mind (Billy Smiley, Mark Gersmehl) -4:18

7. Love the One You Live In (Geoff Moore, Billy Smiley, Gordon Kennedy) -4:28

8. Rock Steady Believers (Billy Smiley, Mark Gersmehl, Phil Naish) -3:50

9. Tough Love (Geoff Moore, Billy Smiley, Mark Gersmehl) -4:16

10. Nothing but Holy (Billy Smiley, Mark Gersmehl, Phil Johnson) -3:37

Radio singles

1986 "Nothing but Holy" -#27 Christian AC

Next release: The Distance (1987)

Listen to the album Over the Edge here:

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