"Down Goes the Day pre-release" was issued by Rhythm House Records in the early spring of 1998 in anticipation of the warm reception the debut solo release would draw at the Gospel Music Association in Nashville (GMA). Click here to go to the main Down Goes The Day page.

official album title: Down Goes The Day PRE-RELEASE
street date: March, 1998 (GMA)
label/dist: Rhythm House / Diamante
produced by : Steve Dady
recorded in : Nashville, TN
OUT OF PRINT
01. GOD ONLY KNOWS
02. ANOTHER WITNESS
03. JESUS IS ALIVE
04. ALREADY FORGOTTEN THE NAME
05. WHAT DO YOU WANT
06. LEARN TO PRAY
07. SEAHORSE
08. THE RIGHT SHOES
09. DEEP REASONS WHY (IT JUST IS)
10. DOWN GOES THE DAY
11. SALT OF THE EARTH

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Distributed by Diamante Records
Down Goes the Day
Product Number: RHD-0996-2P
UPC Code: n/a (distributed to industry & radio only)

i confess … the day has come & gone without me. i wasted time on nothing good. too many people have slipped away. too many words spoken. the evening sky draws me into its very own beauty. the twilight blanket wraps me up. all this is for me & tonight; i’m undeserved of it all. but sometimes truth comes like a gift & sometimes you have to die for it. how many times can one feel the gone of gone or the wrong of wrong? how many times can one be betrayed by friends or born again? ... i’ve spent the last five years in thought … now it’s time for action. i was a wave on the sea … a leaf in the wind. my old life now hangs from my hand. my new life learns to crawl. ...strange music blows on in. i’m on the corner of commerce street and i have heard this pure noise before. others have too, but it’s been squelched by the sound of the machine. people walk by in a hurry to go nowhere & cars rush to the next stoplight. but this pure sound isn’t coming from a nearby pub or bar. my head has caught a fleeting glimpse … my heart is the drum. other men were called before me … but only i answered the call. someone honks their horn & it is gone. someone else yells out and it is gone. ... i’m just saying: seize the day. answer the call. yesterday’s shame will not carry you through whatever tomorrow brings. if you want to take tomorrow ... you’ve got to take today. since the day you were born you were looking for hope ; of all the things to fill that hole … did you know we are the salt of the earth? we either add spice & flavor to someone’s life … or we take it away. there’s no in between. and i’ve been killing off the old and bringing on the new … leaving trash and litter behind. still, there is nothing sadder than a wallet getting fatter from people who feel they’ve arrived. and tonight … i’ve got a date with the devil in me … and i’m gonna drown him in the spirit and hang him from the spires, although he may disagree. ... is everyone really this lonely? tonight’s lonesome parade of one brings me to woodlawn avenue. no woman could ever some close to loving me … the way she loves me now.no person could ever fill up that space … she’s been so supportive … every step of the way. ... and i tell you the truth when i say the one who made you in your mother’s womb … loves you deeply. i tell you the truth that the road is long and narrow to His side. i tell you the truth that only ‘drowning men can see Him.’ i tell you the truth that there is such a thing as a new beginning. ...and if you think you’re too old, too blind or too dumb… down goes the day along with the sun. only sometimes … can you feel my soul … only sometimes can you fill that hole. seize the day. hallelujah. the burden is heavy but your step is light. down goes the day and bring on the night.

~october fourteenth, 1997

 

"Well...It's been a while since you've had anything musically from me. And now, in your hands are the lyrics and music to my new record"DownGoes the Day". It means alot to have had such faithful friends and support from fans all over the states. I hope these songs shine a lighton new perspectives of hope, faith, struggle, beauty and the challenge to live a life representing the Creator.
I felt it was time to get down to the heart and soul of what makes us tick Hope to fill your heads and heart with some spiritual food...and I hope "Down Goes the Day" will be a refreshing look at how God invades the Human condition. Enjoy the music."

Produced by Steve Dady
Recorded and mixed by Steve Dady at Sunset Blvd. Studios, Brentwood, Tennessee,
during the cold month of November, 1997.
Mastering and editing by Randy Leroy at Final Stage, Nashville, Tennessee
Executive Producer: J. Elliott Cunningham
All songs written by Chris Taylor
© 1998 Rhythm House Music/ASCAP
[except deep reasons why, by Chris Taylor & Isaac Edward Morales,
© 1998 Rhythm House Music/ASCAP; Elements of Praise/BMI]
Matt Slocum appears courtesy of Squint Entertainment.
Art direction and design by Paul Soupiset for Toolbox Studios
Photographs by Allen Clark & Jill Earl for Thunder Image Group
Artist Management: Greg Carnes Productions (210) 657-7940 (FAX) 930.2457
the players:
Jerry McPherson ~ guitars
Mark Hill ~ bass
Blair Masters ~ wurlitzer and hammond B-3
Matt Slocum ~ cello and guitar
Chris Rodriquez ~ backing vocals
Chris Harris ~ backing vocals
David Davidson ~ violin
Paul Brannon ~ dobro & mandolin
Steve Brewster ~ drums, drum loops & percussion
Riki Michelle ~ additional and backing vocals
children’s choir: Delaney Cusic, Katy Dunham, Shannon Love, Kelsey Simmons
chris taylor ~singer, acoustic and electric guitars, harmonica,flute…

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