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Sheep in Wolves Clothing (1985)

Updated: Jun 14

Sheep in Wolves Clothing is the third studio album by the Christian rock band Mylon LeFevre & Broken Heart, released in 1985 on Myrrh Records. Produced by LeFevre and Joe Hardy.

The album became successful with Christian radio hits like "Morning Star," "The Warrior" and "He is Strong." A music video was made for their single "Trains Up in the Sky." Guest musicians includes Myrrh label mates Leon Patillo on synthesizer and Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire on congas and backing vocals plus Joe English, Russ Taff, Gaither Vocal Band and former Petra lead vocalist Greg X. Volz on backing vocals among others.

Sheep in Wolves Clothing peaked at number 17 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart. The concert video Sheep in Wolves Clothing - Live was released on VHS with the band performing songs from the album as well as music videos for "Stranger to Danger" and "Trains Up in the Sky." In 1986, the band earned their first Dove Award nomination for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year.

Track listing

1. Crucible of Love (Tony Pilcher) -3:31

2. He is Strong (Mylon LeFevre, Ben Hewitt, Stan Coates) -3:52

3. I Will Rejoice (Gary Hughes) -5:10

4. Love Lasts Forever (Mylon LeFevre, Stan Coates, Kenny Bentley) -3:35

5. Morning Star (Mylon LeFevre, Dean Harrington) -4:03

6. Gospel Ship (Mylon LeFevre) -4:22

7. So Help Me God (John David Teems) -3:58

8. Trains Up in the Sky (Jerome Olds) -4:29

9. The Warrior (Mylon LeFevre, Stan Coates) -4:30


Mylon LeFevre & Broken Heart:

Mylon LeFevre -lead vocals, guitar

David Payton - guitar, backing vocals

Kenny Bentley -bass guitar, backing vocals

Paul Joseph -keyboards, synthesizer, backing vocals

Ben Hewitt -drums, digital drums, percussion

Scott Allen -guitar, backing vocals

Radio singles

1985 "The Warrior" -#2 Christian CHR, #4 Christian AC

1985 "He is Strong" -#4 Christian CHR, #29 Christian AC

1986 "Trains Up in the Sky" -#5 Christian CHR

1986 "Morning Star" -#13 Christian AC

Previous release: Live Forever (1983)

Watch the music video of "Trains Up in the Sky" here:

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