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GIDEON'S ARMY - WARRIORS OF LOVE (CD Retroactive Records)

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Record Label: Retroactive Records

Product ID: RAR0513

Barcode: 845121062816

Packaging: Four panel full color digipak

ABOUT THE ALBUM

Gideon?s Army was born in 1973, during the early years of CCM. Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, the band worked to support the prison ministry that is now known as Follow Up Ministries, Inc. Gideon's Army worked closely with juvenile halls, the CA Youth Authority, and CA State and Federal prisons. Their sound started out as acoustic, laid back gospel similar to the Maranatha! bands out of L.A. Before long, the band would morph into a full-fledged aggressive Christian rock act. The change was better suited for their outreach which included street ministry (Jews for Jesus, S.O.S. San Francisco), Christian coffee houses, and concert ministry (Great America, Oakland Civic Auditorium, H.P. Pavillian San Jose) among many other ministry opportunities. It wasn?t until 1982 the band recorded and independently released ?Rock n? Roll For Your Soul.? The debut record reflected what was happening in the S.F.B.A. music scene at the time - dual lead guitars, horns and an R&B feeling. The 1985 release of the now iconic ?Warriors of Love? brought big changes both in personnel and sound. Gone were the horns, dual guitar leads and most notably there was a more aggressive rock format. The new sound stood shoulder to shoulder with bands like Van Halen, Night Ranger, Petra, and .38 Special. The album sold like crazy at shows, but with no formal distribution many people never got their hands on the now high dollar collectible vinyl of this legendary classic rock release. Retroactive Records has remastered this essential AOR album, packaged it in a full color four panel digipak CD, and it is now available in digital format for the first time ever. Take it from White Throne Reviews, who say, ?Their well written melodic rock tunes would?ve fit well with fans of Idle Cure or Novella. Give ?Warriors of Love? a spin and enjoy!?

1. Moment by moment

2. Its your love

3. Warriors of love

4. No fun

5. I know someone

6. Runaway

7. I know you could see

8. Video

9. Backsliding brother

10. Face to face