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The Archers - Fresh Surrender (1977) 

Artist: The Archers
Album: Fresh Surrender
Label: Light Records
(Sheridan Square Entertainment)
Catalog#: LSB-5707
Released: 1977
Country: US
Genre: Christian rock
Duration: 00:38:33

•  The Archers were one of America's earliest Contemporary Christian music groups. They were originally brothers Tim and Steve Archer, Nancye Short and Billy Rush Masters. After Masters and Short departed in 1977, sister Janice Archer joined. They enjoyed greater longevity than most of the pioneering CCM artists, recording chart hits in the decades of the 1970s, '80s, and '90s. Their hits included, "Jesus Is The Answer", "Little Flowers", "It Wouldn't Be Enough", "Fresh Surrender", "Stand Up!", and "Heaven In Your Eyes". Former Maranatha! Music artist and CCM pioneer Erick Nelson defined The Archers' role in the development of contemporary Christian music as representing one-half of a convergence: traditional vocal groups like The Archers got hipper while the hippie rock groups (like the Maranatha bands) got more mellow—eventually both evinced the polished, commercial sound that would be identified as stereotypical contemporary Christian music.
Fresh Surrender was The Archers fourth studio album and third Light Records release. It and its title song were nominated for a Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Award, and claimed an astounding seven airplay hits for the Jesus music stars. Perhaps more importantly it signaled a marked change for the band, both in sound and appearance. It was recorded on the departure of two founding-members, Billy Rush Masters and Nancye Short-Tsapralis who had been linchpins in the creation of the group’s sound and writing team for six years. Now a trio with sister, Janice Archer, who had been traveling with the combo for some time, The Archers took off in a new direction that would define them for the rest of their career. The project was arranged by Elvis Presley's original TCB Band keyboardist, Larry Muhoberac who went on to co-produce The Archers' next album, Stand Up! also released by Light Records. Once again, the band was joined in the studio by an elite group of Los Angeles recording musicians, including Steely Dan alumni Ben Benay, Dean Parks, Lee Ritenour, Wilton Felder, David Hungate, Mike Baird, and Jim Keltner. (wiki)

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  Side One:
A1. I Need You (Billy Rush Masters) – 03:33
A2. Fresh Surrender (Masters) – 02:55
A3. With Every Breath I Take (Aldridge) – 04:28
A4. Water Into Wine (Steve Archer) – 03:16
A5. Give Him Praise (Phil Kristianson) – 04:48
 • Side Two:
B1. I’m Gonna Rise (Nancye Short-Tsapralis) – 03:12
B2. Change (Short-Tsapralis) – 03:31
B3. Sanctified Life (Archer, Kristianson) – 03:33
B4. Make Me An Instrument (Coffey) – 04:41
B5. You Know The Future (Learning) – 04:23

     Producers: Bill Cole, Tim Archer & Steve Archer
     Vocal Arrangements: Tim Archer, Steve Archer & Janice Archer
     Instrumental Arrangements: The Archers & Larry Muhoberac
     Orchestrations: Larry Muhoberac

Steve, Tim and Janice Archer - Vocals
Drums - Mike Baird, Jim Keltner & Paul Leim
Bass - Wilton Felder, David Hungate & Reinie Press
Guitars - Ben Benay, Dean Parks, Lee Ritenour, Tony Sena & Fred Tackett
Keyboards - Phil Kristianson & Larry Muhoberac
Strings (Concert Master) - Jimmy Getzoff

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