Friday, May 30, 2008


Digitized from the original vinyl, released in 1974 on ABC Records.
Format: Mp3
Bit Rate: 320kbps
Produced By: Michael Omartian
Engineered By: Michael Lietz, Tommy Vicari, John Guess
Recorded At: Hollywood Sound and Sound Labs
Album Cover: Dave Jarvis
Fat City
The Orphan
Silver Fish
Add Up The Wonders
Take Me Down
Right From The Start
The Rest Is Up To You
White Horse
All music and arrangements by Michael Omartian
Lyrics By Stormie Omartian
Michael Omartian -Vocals, keyboards, Percussion
Guitars - Larry Carlton, Dean Parks
Bass - David Hungate, Wilton Felder, Larry Carlton
Drums - David Kemper, Ed Green
Trumpet - Paul Hubinon
Saxophones - Don Menzo, Jackie Kelso
Strings - Sid Sharp
Flute - Dean Parks
Congas - King Errison
Alto Sax - Dean Parks
Cello - Jesse Ehrlich
Background Vocals - Stormie Omartian, Ann White, Carolyn Willis & Patti Henderson
By Jason Ankeny (All Music Guide)
A solo artist, producer, and composer who enjoyed success in both the secular and CCM arenas, Michael Omartian first surfaced during the early '70s as a top session keyboardist, playing on albums by artists ranging from Steely Dan to the Four Tops to Loggins & Messina before making his solo debut with 1974's ABC label release, White Horse. In 1975, he and producer Steve Barri formed the Los Angeles studio group Rhythm Heritage, topping the pop charts early the following year with their theme to the ABC television series S.W.A.T.; "Baretta's Theme (Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow)" appeared in 1976, but was the unit's last effort of note. After helming Alan O'Day's 1977 chart-topper "Undercover Angel," Omartian graduated to the top ranks of producers through his work with singer/songwriter Christopher Cross, collaborating on a series of hits including the Grammy winning "Sailing," "Ride Like the Wind," and "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)." From there, he produced sessions for Rod Stewart and Donna Summer, focusing increasingly on CCM projects in the years to follow through work with Gary Chapman, Kathy Troccoli, and 4 Him. In addition to his solo releases, Omartian also recorded several albums with his wife, Stormie.
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