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Vision (CD)
The band recorded their southern / progressive rock masterpiece debut "Mountain In the Sky" (1984) in Pat Travers' studio. The '84 Vision release features Lynyrd Skynyrd members, Leon Wilkeson (bass) and Billy Powell (piano), who were trying to cope with life after the tragic 1977 plan crash that killed three members of Skynyrd (and injuring the others) while the band was at the height of its popularity. Powell would tell the story of how Wilkeson had been pronounced dead at the scene when a "spirit-filled nurse laid hands on him and raised him from the dead." Vision was where both men would find further healing, strength and help from the Almighty. Powell would continue playing with Vision after the band signed with Heartland Records for a sophomore self-titled release in 1985. Five tracks from the debut would be completely re-recorded from the ground up, with significant differences in arrangement and production now that they were with a major label. Five other newly penned songs were also recorded, one of which was the anthemic "Standing On the Rock" which Heaven's Metal Magazine editor Doug Van Pelt would go on to claim was, "one of the absolute best Christian rock songs of the era." Powell's keyboards, which made Skynyrd's sound one of the most distinctive in rock and roll history, help Vision's sound resonate with power and authority. Marshall's crystal-clear rock voice (a la Steve Perry or Dennis DeYoung) brings clarity to a powerful message that continues to inspire and move people today. Vision put together all the necessities of a truly great rock band, combining elements of art rock with solid guitar-driven stadium rock. Marshall and company created a unique sound all their own that still sounds good 25+ years after it was first recorded! With prime riff-rockers from start to finish, this album is rock perfection. Steve Holland (founder of Molly Hatchett) is quoted as saying, "Vision - I don't need no stinking Vision. I'm blind as a bat as it is....but this old bat has great hearing! And that's all you need to know with these guys! Wow!" Beyond the tragedy, the history, the raging guitars and the killer songs, ultimately, VISION is about an indomitabl
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Type: CD
Recorded: 1983
Release Date: 2010-06-13
Label: Born again
Country: US
Item No: BTR7779
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Track List
01 Dynamos
02 Standing on the rock
03 Lord is my joy
04 Don't say it's over
05 Old man
06 Psalm 2304. dedicated
07 You are my only lord
08 Soldiers song
09 You're the one
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