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Say So (1988)

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Say So is the seventh studio album by Scottish Christian singer - author Sheila Walsh, released in early 1988 on Myrrh Records. It is Walsh's second album on the Myrrh label following her 1986 album Shadowlands. Once again teaming with producers Richard Osborne and Jon Sweet, the album continues her British pop sound with some touches of adult contemporary.

Walsh covers the hit "Love Is the Answer," written by Todd Rundgren and recorded by his band Utopia in 1977 and made famous by the soft rock duo England Dan and John Ford Coley (#1 Billboard AC, #10 Billboard Hot 100). Walsh performed the song on her very first appearance as co-host of The 700 Club in 1987. Christian recording artist and guitarist Phil Keaggy (whom Walsh opened for in 1983 on her first American tour) is a guest instrumentalist playing the electric guitar on the songs "Angels With Dirty Faces" and "Hope for the Hopeless."

Walsh also tries her hand at songwriting on Say So co-writing six songs and writing solo and recording "Trapeze," a song she would revisit on future releases and has become a personal favorite.

Track listing

1. Winds of Change (Sheila Walsh, Rod Trott, Jon Sweet) -4:29

2. Surrender (Steve Griffith, Jimmy Abegg, Bruce Spencer) -4:32

3. Love Is The Answer (Todd Rundgren) -4:37

4. Trapeze (Sheila Walsh) -5:07

5. Dorai Sani (Steve Griffith) -6:01

6. Empty Boxes (Sheila Walsh, Jon Sweet) -5:10

7. Angels With Dirty Faces (Sheila Walsh, Rod Trott, Jon Sweet) -3:54

8. Jesus Loves the Church (Sheila Walsh, Dave Cooke) -4:20

9. Human Cry (Sheila Walsh, Rod Trott, Jon Sweet) -4:56

10. Hope for the Hopeless (Sheila Walsh, Jon Sweet) -4:33

Radio singles

1988 "Angels With Dirty Faces" -#6 Christian CHR, #6 Christian AC

1988 "Jesus Loves the Church" -#3 Christian CHR, #3 Christian AC

1988 "Winds of Change" -#7 Christian CHR, #4 Christian AC

1988 -1989 "Surrender" -#11 Christian CHR

Previous release: Shadowlands (1986)

Next release: Simple Truth (1989)

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