1976 Daniel Amos – Daniel Amos

Daniel Amos is the self-titled debut album by Christian rock band Daniel Amos. The album was issued in 1976 by Maranatha! Music and was produced by Al Perkins. It is typical of the country rock sound the band performed in the mid-1970s before their switch to alternative rock in the early 1980s.

Heavily influenced by the Band, Steely Dan and the Byrds’ Sweetheart of the Rodeo, Daniel Amos’ debut full-length album temporarily leaves behind the rock roots of the band members earlier bands although many of the songs came from those days. Baxter’s “The Bible” and “Love in a Yielded Heart” (then known as “Freedom”) were both performed in the early days of Jubal’s Last Band, the band that was formed in late 1972 and eventually evolved into Daniel Amos. Taylor’s “William”, “Dusty Road,” and “Ain’t Gonna Fight It” date back to 1971 and his early band Good Shephard, and “Skeptic’s Song” (then known as “Resurrection”) dates back at least to 1972 and his band, Judge Rainbow and the Prophetic Trumpets.

Tracks

1  Jesus Is Jehovah To Me (Jerry Chamberlain; Marty Dieckmeyer; Terry Taylor) 03:21
2  The Bible (Steve Baxter) 04:11
3  Abidin’ (Terry Taylor) 03:11
4  William (Terry Taylor) 02:55
5  Prelude – Servant’s Prayer (Steve Baxter) 00:48
6  Don’t Light Your Own Fire (Terry Taylor) 04:30
7  Losers And Winners (Terry Taylor) 03:54
8  Walking On The Water (Terry Taylor) 04:40
9  Ridin’ Along (Jerry Chamberlain; Marty Dieckmeyer; Steve Baxter; Terry Taylor) 02:12
10  Dusty Road (Terry Taylor) 03:32
11  Love In A Yielded Heart (Steve Baxter) 02:36
12  Skeptic’s Song (Terry Taylor) 02:25

Musicians

BassMarty Dieckmeyer
GuitarJerry Chamberlain
Acoustic GuitarTerry Taylor
Acoustic GuitarSteve Baxter
12 String GuitarTerry Taylor

Other Musicians

1 Jesus Is Jehovah To Me

DrumsJohn Ware
Pedal Steel GuitarAl Perkins
PianoJerry Waller
VocalsJerry Chamberlain
VocalsTerry Taylor


2 The Bible

GuitarBob Warford
PianoJerry Waller
PercussionJohn Ware
VocalsSteve Baxter


3 Abidin’

DrumsMike Baird
Acoustic GuitarBrian Carroll
PianoDavid Diggs
SaxDave Angel
VocalsTerry Taylor


4 William

DrumsJohn Ware
HarpsichordJonathan David Brown
OrganJonathan David Brown
HarmonicaTerry Taylor
HarpSteve Baxter
VocalsTerry Taylor


5 Prelude – Servant’s Prayer

VocalsJerry Chamberlain
VocalsSteve Baxter
VocalsTerry Taylor


6 Don’t Light Your Own Fire

DrumsMike Baird
Fender RhodesJoanne Grauer
HarmonicaSteve Baxter
PercussionAlex MacDougall
VocalsTerry Taylor


7 Losers And Winners

DrumsJohn Ware
GuitarBob Warford
PianoJerry Waller
VocalsTerry Taylor


8 Walking On The Water

DrumsMike Baird
Fender RhodesJoanne Grauer
PercussionAlex MacDougall
VocalsTerry Taylor


9 Ridin’ Along

BanjoAl Perkins
HarmonicaTerry Taylor
WhistleSteve Baxter
PercussionAlex MacDougall
VocalsSteve Baxter


10 Dusty Road

DrumsJohn Ware
Acoustic GuitarBob Warford
PianoJerry Waller
VocalsTerry Taylor


11 Love In A Yielded Heart

Pedal Steel GuitarAl Perkins
VocalsSteve Baxter


12 Skeptic’s Song

DrumsMike Baird
Acoustic GuitarBrian Carroll
ClarinetDave Angel
BellsJohn Wickham
PercussionAlex MacDougall
PercussionDaniel Amos
VocalsTerry Taylor

Liner Notes

Producer – Al Perkins
Engineer – Jonathan David Brown
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Mixed By – Al Perkins, Jonathan David Brown

Design, Illustration – Dale Waters

Mastered At A&M Mastering Studios
Mixed At Mama Jo’s
Recorded At Mama Jo’s
Recorded At Studio 55, Los Angeles
Recorded At Independent Recorders
Phonographic Copyright (p) Maranatha! Music
Copyright (c) Maranatha! Music