Historic Albums

Electric Praise (1983) - Word Records/Pioneer Productions

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An album of synthesiser versions of hymns and songs popular in that era - produced a little like the ‘Stars on 45’ for those who remember that. That was Executive Producer Norman Miller’s idea!

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It was recorded on a very tight budget in a cellar in Didsbury, Manchester in the summer of 1983, with one of Cliff Richard’s drummers, Colin Larn and just an Oberheim OBXa synth.

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It was Word Records ‘Album of the Month’ through their record club and went on to be one of the top selling religious albums in the UK selling over 12,000 copies… 

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Electric Praise 2 (1985) - Pioneer Records

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A more sophisticated follow-up album on a similar theme, this time using the ubiquitous Yamaha DX7 Synth. Again a very popular CD in its day and sold many thousands. 

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Recorded in Carshalton at singer/songwriter Paul Field’s studio.

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Lighten Our Darkness (1987) - Kingsway Music

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A album of songs based on Church of England canticles and prayers from the Alternative Service Book 1980.

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A meditative and reflective collection of songs, some of which are still sung around the world today. 

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Recorded at ICC Studios in Eastbourne with a group of friends including singer/songwriter Chris Eaton, BBC presenter Mal Pope, and others

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Christ is Risen (1989) - Kingsway Music

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An album of self-penned worship songs including some that are almost considered ‘standards’ in many churches today. Several have been translated into multiple languages and have been performed on TV & Radio all around the world. 

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Recorded in Swansea with Mal Pope and Pete King (members of Max Boyce's backing group at the time!), this album is now very rare.

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It was only released on cassette and, despite excellent reviews, all of the stock (except a few copies that made it into the shops) was destroyed in a warehouse fire in Bromley, Kent, shortly after release.  

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Imagine a World (1996) - Rolinson, Boyce & Stanley - CJM Music

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Chris teamed up with Joanne Boyce and Mike Stanley for this first album of songs penned between the trio. 

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Recorded in Coventry, it featured some of Chris’s newer material, written not long before recording.

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Born for This (1998) - Rolinson, Boyce & Stanley - CJM Music

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Jo Boyce had already written a set of songs about the crucifixion and resurrection before meeting Chris but, with Mike, they collaborated to produce this semi-orchestral musical version, which still sells today. You can also listen to it on YouTube.

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Live at the Crossing (1998) - Rolinson, Boyce & Stanley - CJM Music

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A very rare CD recording of a live concert featuring the trio before they parted ways in early 1999.

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Recorded in Chris’s home town of Walsall in September 1998, some of Chris's songs that debuted on this CD were later studio-recorded by Jo and Mike on their subsequent albums. 

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Very sadly, Mike passed away in 2013 at the far-too-young age of 48, so this album remains a unique record of the trio at their peak, if you can find one. 

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Even the Internet doesn’t seem to have heard of it!

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