First Call

First Call

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When a group releases an eponymous album late in their career, it frequently is a sign of starting over and regrouping. This album is no exception. First Call is a surprisingly positive album. With the departure of Marabeth Jordan, and the surrounding scandal, founding members Bonnie Keen and Marty McCall were forced to regroup. They decided to continue as they…  See more details below

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When a group releases an eponymous album late in their career, it frequently is a sign of starting over and regrouping. This album is no exception. First Call is a surprisingly positive album. With the departure of Marabeth Jordan, and the surrounding scandal, founding members Bonnie Keen and Marty McCall were forced to regroup. They decided to continue as they had started: as a duo. This album reflects the other side of healing; the pain is fading and it?s time to move forward. The opening track, "?Let the Healing Begin,?" sets the tone for the album. It?s fresh, lively, and hopeful. "?The Prize?" is another song of hope, backed by Veritas. "?Will I Find Love??" is a radio-friendly ballad with a catchy chorus, showing off Keen?s voice particularly well. "?This Side of Paradise?" is another outstanding track. It?s a lovely song about the flashes of goodness seen here on earth, and really provides a great framework for Keen and McCall?s vocal blend. The album dips a bit for a couple of tracks, then picks up again with "?Sunrise On Ararat,?" a vocal jazz number with "Take 6." First Call is an album of restoration and hope, and McCall and Keen have made a notable new beginning for themselves.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/06/1996
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624620648
catalogNumber:
46206

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

First Call   Primary Artist
Donna McElroy   Background Vocals
Take 6   Track Performer
Eric Darken   Percussion,African Drums,Multi Instruments
Mark Baldwin   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Amy Holland   Track Performer
Veritas   Track Performer
Darrell Brown   Keyboards
Chad Cromwell   Drums
Mark Douthit   Horn,Saxophone
Mike Haynes   Horn
Tom Hemby   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Bonnie Keen   Background Vocals
Sam Levine   Horn
George Marinelli   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Dennis Matkosky   Keyboards,Hammond Organ
Marty McCall   Background Vocals
Jerry McPherson   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Scott Meeder   Keyboards,drum overdubs
Phil Naish   Keyboards
Michael Omartian   Keyboards
Cheryl Rogers   Percussion,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Loops,Synthesizer Bass
Jackie Street   Bass
J.D. Blair   Drums
Hunter Lee   Didjeridu,uillean pipes,tin whistle
David Hamilton   Keyboards
Kenneth "Scat" Springs   Background Vocals
Daniel O'Lannerghty   Bass,Fretless Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

First Call   Producer
Take 6   Contributor
Michael McDonald   Contributor
Amy Holland   Contributor
Veritas   Contributor
Ronnie Brookshire   Engineer
Darrell Brown   Producer
Greg Droman   Engineer
Lynn Fuston   Engineer,Digital Editing
Neal Joseph   Executive Producer
Mark Kibble   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
George Marinelli   Contributor
Chris McDonald   Horn Arrangements
Scott Meeder   drum programming
Michael Omartian   drum programming
Todd Robbins   Engineer
Cheryl Rogers   Producer
Aaron Swihart   Engineer
Ronnie Thomas   Digital Editing
Hunter Lee   Contributor
Daryl Roudbush   Engineer
Diana Barnes   Art Direction
Super Dave Dillbeck   Engineer
David Hamilton   drum programming
Jim Deneen   Engineer
Hank Williams   Mastering

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