1974 Michael Omartian – White Horse

White Horse is the title of the first solo album by Michael Omartian, released originally in 1974, on Dunhill Records and subsequently re-released on Myrrh Records as both a single album and as a compilation of White Horse and Adam Again. (Both are now out-of-print.) Integrating elements of funk, gospel, and progressive rock (and utilizing the talents of some of the finest studio musicians and back-up singers of the time), White Horse is considered by some critics of contemporary Christian rock music, including Marty Phillips of Jesus Rock Legends, to be one of the most influential and revered albums of the genre.


1  Jeremiah (Michael Omartian, Stormie Omartian) 4:37
2  Fat City (Michael Omartian, Stormie Omartian) 3:09
3  The Orphan (Michael Omartian, Stormie Omartian) 2:01
4  Silver Fish (Michael Omartian, Stormie Omartian) 2:35
5  Add Up The Wonders (Michael Omartian, Stormie Omartian) 5:16
6  Take Me Down (Michael Omartian, Stormie Omartian) 3:36
7  Right From The Start (Michael Omartian, Stormie Omartian) 2:31
8  The Rest Is Up To You (Michael Omartian, Stormie Omartian) 2:48
9  White Horse (Michael Omartian, Stormie Omartian) 7:06



KeyboardsMichael Omartian
PercussionMichael Omartian
HornPaul Hubinon
TrumpetPaul Hubinon
SaxJackie Kelsa
SaxDon Menza
Background VocalsStormie Omartian
Background VocalsAnn White
Background VocalsCarolyn Willis
Background VocalsPatricia Henderson

Other Musicians

1 Jeremiah

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsDavid Kemper
Guitar (solo)Dean Parks
TrumpetPaul Hubinon
PercussionAlan Estes

2 Fat City

BassWilton Felder
DrumsEd Greene

3 The Orphan

StringsSid Sharp

4 Silver Fish

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsDavid Kemper
FluteDean Parks

5 Add Up The Wonders

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsDavid Kemper

6 Take Me Down

BassWilton Felder
DrumsEd Greene
PercussionKing Errisson
PercussionMichael Omartian

7 Right From The Start

StringsSid Sharp

8 The Rest Is Up To You

BassLarry Carlton
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarLarry Carlton
Steel DrumsMichael Omartian

9 White Horse

BassLarry Carlton
DrumsDavid Kemper
SaxDean Parks
CelloJesse Ehrlich

Liner Notes

Producer – Michael Omartian
Arranged By – Michael Omartian
Engineer – Michael Lietz (Tracks 1, 5, 7)
Engineer – Tommy Vicari (Tracks 2, 3, 6, 8)
Engineer – John Guess (Tracks 4, 9)
Mixed By – Tommy Vicari (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9)
Mixed By – Michael Lietz (Track 7)

Phonographic Copyright (p) – ABC Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – ABC Records, Inc.
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
Recorded At – Sound Labs, Hollywood
Recorded At – Hollywood Sound Recorders
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab