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ROB FRAZIER - CUT IT AWAY (*NEW-CD, 2021, Girder) AOR, Petra, Rick Cua, Kansas, Steve Camp

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ROB FRAZIER - CUT IT AWAY (*NEW-CD, 2021, Girder) AOR, Petra, Rick Cua, Kansas, Steve Camp
  • Lead Singer for Petra on Washes Whiter Than
  • AOR for fans of Petra, Kansas, Steve Camp, Kenny Marks
  • First Time on CD
  • Mixed by World Famous Mixed and Producer Bill Schnee (Steely Dan, Chicago, Ringo (with all the Beatles), Natalie Cole, Rod Stewart, Dire Straits, Whitney Houston, Carly Simon, The Pointer Sisters, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Barry Manilow, Michael Bolton, The Jacksons, Mark Knopfler, Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Marvin Gaye, George Benson, Bette Midler, and Amy Grant)

  • 2021 Girder Records (GR1087)
  • Originally Release in 1984
  • CD, Jewel Case, 6 Panel Fold
  • Includes Limited Edition Trading Card #25
  • Legends of Rock™ Series
  • Remastered by Rob Colwell (Bombworks Sound)

ALBUM DESCRIPTION

Cut It Away was Rob Frazier's first solo album (1984).  Now remastered with limited edition trading card and the first time on CD.

Bill Schnee is a world famous producer and recorded and worked with some of the biggest names in music including Steely Dan, Chicago, Ringo (with all the Beatles), Natalie Cole, Rod Stewart, Dire Straits, Whitney Houston, Carly Simon, The Pointer Sisters, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Barry Manilow, Michael Bolton, The Jacksons, Mark Knopfler, Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Marvin Gaye, George Benson, Bette Midler, and Amy Grant.

Cut It Away is AOR in the vein of Petra, Degarmo and Key, Journey, Boston delivering power chords on all but two tracks "He Is All You Need" and "Train Up A Child".  This album delivers a chilling take on "666". It feels a step up from DeGarmo and Key's version they wrote.  Cut it away is the culmination of a powerful spiritual and musical journey. The songs on the album speak of triumph, despair, and resignation. 

Rob Frazier sang for Petra, did you know that?  5 songs on Petra's Washes Whiter Than, to be exact. He also wrote the #17 billboard Kansas hit single PLAY THE GAME TONIGHT.  He Co-wrote a ton of songs with STEVE CAMP as well.  

I'm sure like many of you, when I found out that Rob Frazier sang for Petra, my mind exploded, I actually did some fact checking.  Like you, I thought it was just GREG X. VOLZ and JOHN SCHLITT but sure enough Rob was an official member and sang 5 songs with Petra on their album WASHES WHITER THAN.  Then when I found out he co-wrote PLAY THE GAME TONIGHT for KANSAS along side of John Elefante and and it all became clear why he has over 200 recorded songs including songs recorded by Kansas, Petra, Margaret Becker, Steve Camp, Rick Cua, Kenny Marks, Geoff Moore, Ricky Skaggs and others including several gold, platinum and multi-platinum song placements and multiple Dove and Grammy award nominations.

If you are a CCM fan Rob needs no introduction. In 1979 Rob started out in CCM with Petra playing keys and guitar alongside Greg X Volz. In 1982 he co-wrote "Play the Game Tonight" the hit single on Kansas - Vinyl Confessions.  Rob soon started collaborating with Steve Camp and this was a partnership which lasted nearly the entirety of both of their careers. They both wrote songs for one another's  albums.   He wrote and performed numerous top 10 Christian songs including "Cut it Away", "Train Up a Child", "He Is All You Need" (later recorded by co-writer Steve Camp), "(Doesn't Anybody Pray in) This Town", "Break My Heart", "Got Your Word On It", "Go Through Fire", "Love is Sacrifice".  

TRACKS

  1. Cut It Away        
  2. Come on Elaine (#5 CCM, 1985)  
  3. He is All You Need   
  4. Stolen Love        
  5. You Know What's Right
  6. Tonight              
  7. Weight of the World  
  8. Train Up a Child   
  9. 666