Daniel Amos (album)

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RecordedDecember 1975
Studio Mama Jo's, Hollywood, California, Independent Recorders, Hollywood, California
Genre Country rock, folk rock, Jesus music
Label Maranatha!
Producer Daniel Amos, Al Perkins
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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.

The band's recording contract with Maranatha! resulted from Jubal's Last Band's audition for the label sometime in mid-1975. Another band at the meeting, led by Darrell Mansfield, had a similar name - Jubal. The two bands decided to change their names to avoid confusion. Mansfield renamed his band Gentle Faith, and Jubal's Last Band became Daniel Amos. Not long after, D.A. recorded its first song for Maranatha!, Taylor's "'Aint Gonna Fight It." That track was released on the Various Artists album, Maranatha! 5 towards the end of that same year. That December, D.A. entered Mama Jo's Studio and began work on their first album. The album was released in early 1976.


In 2004, work began on a special 30th Anniversary Deluxe two-disc version of the album. The collection, released on June 26, 2006, includes the full newly remastered album, never before seen photos, bonus material, interviews and more. The second disc traced the band's evolution from various bands in the early 1970s to the formation of Daniel Amos in 1975. Also included for those who pre-ordered the collection was third disc of bonus material similar to the second. This edition was repackaged and re-released in 2011 on Born Twice Records with expanded artwork and a larger booklet.

Track listing

Disc one: The Remastered Album

  1. "Jesus Is Jehovah To Me" (Chamberlain, Dieckmeyer, Taylor) – 3:18
  2. "The Bible" (Baxter) – 4:20
  3. "Abidin'" (Taylor) – 3:24
  4. "William" (Taylor) – 2:52
  5. "Prelude: Servant's Prayer" (Baxter) :47
  6. "Don't Light Your Own Fire" (Taylor) – 4:28
  7. "Losers And Winners" (Taylor) – 3:52
  8. "Walking On The Water" (Taylor) – 4:38
  9. "Ridin' Along" (Baxter, Chamberlain, Dieckmeyer, Taylor) – 2:10
  10. "Dusty Road" (Taylor) – 3:25
  11. "Love In A Yielded Heart" (Baxter) – 2:34
  12. "Skeptics' Song" (Taylor) – 2:22
  13. "Happily Married Man" (Bonus track from Maranatha Country Roundup) – 3:09
  14. "Ain't Gonna Fight It" (Bonus track from Maranatha! 5) – 4:27

Disc two: bonus material

  1. "Don't Light Your Own Fire" (live) 1977, Daniel Amos – 4:11
  2. "Walking on the Water" (live) 1977, Daniel Amos – 4:47
  3. Interview Segment: "Katy" – 3:15
  4. "Calvary Road" (demo) 1971, Terry solo – 3:09
  5. "New Life" (demo) 1972, Judge Rainbow & the Prophetic Trumpets – 3:20
  6. Interview Segment: "Cardboard Scheme/Scarlet Staircase/Down Home" – 3:37
  7. "Walkin With My Lord" (demo) 1971, Terry with wife Debi – 2:27
  8. "Knock Knock" (demo) 1972, Terry solo :58
  9. "Heavenly Home" (demo) 1972, Judge Rainbow & the Prophetic Trumpets – 2:11
  10. "Love Sings A Song In My Heart" (demo) 1971, Terry solo – 1:50
  11. "Jesus Saved My Soul" (demo) 1971, Good Shepherd – 3:45
  12. Interview Segment: "Expressing faith in music" – 3:35
  13. "Aint Gonna Fight It" (demo) 1973, Jubal’s Last Band – 3:54
  14. Interview Segment: "The Lost Dogs record Ain't Gonna Fight It" – 1:06
  15. Interview Segment: "The Move/Jubal’s Last Band" – 1:56
  16. "Love Has Open Arms" (demo) 1972, Terry and Debi with Judge Rainbow – 3:40
  17. "Resurrection" ("Skeptics Song" demo) 1972, Judge Rainbow & the Prophetic Trumpets – 2:18
  18. "Meal" (demo) 1972, Terry solo – 2:36
  19. Interview Segment: "The Name Daniel Amos" – 3:37
  20. "Dear Captain/The Bible" (demo) 1973, Jubal’s Last Band – 5:51
  21. "William" (demo) 1972, Judge Rainbow & the Prophetic Trumpets – 2:38
  22. Interview Segment: "Al Perkins" – 3:26
  23. "Freedom" ("Love In A Yielded Heart" demo) 1973, Steve Baxter and Jubal’s Last Band – 3:40
  24. "For Me To Live Is Christ" (demo) 1972, Terry and Debi – 2:49
  25. "Jesus Is Still Crying For The World" (demo) 1971 Terry solo – 1:55
  26. "In Everything Give Him Thanks" (live) 1975, Daniel Amos – 2:59

All Songs 2006 ASCAP/Zoom Daddy music.

Disc three: additional bonus material

  1. "Wanna Be Ready" (demo) 1972, Terry solo – 2:19
  2. "He Touched Me" (demo) 1972, Terry solo
  3. "Walking On the Water" (demo) 1972, Judge Rainbow & The Prophetic Trumpets
  4. Interview Segment: "On Bonus Tracks, the Lost Dogs & the Beatles"
  5. "Love Won't Wait Forever" (demo) 1972, Terry solo
  6. Interview Segment: "Early Bands"
  7. "Glory Road" (demo) 1971, Terry solo
  8. "The Bible" (demo) 1974, Jubal's Last Band
  9. "Light of the World" (demo) 1974, Jubal's Last Band
  10. Interview Segment: "The Other Guys In the Band"
  11. "You Can't Go Around the Cross" (live) 1976, Daniel Amos
  12. "Nicodemus" (live) 1976, Daniel Amos
  13. "Meal" (live) 1976, Daniel Amos
  14. "Holy Rollin Again" (live) 1976, Daniel Amos
  15. Interview Segment: "First Guitar"
  16. "Losers and Winners" (live) May 10, 1974, Jubal's Last Band
  17. "Takes A Heart Ache" (live) May 10, 1974, Jubal's Last Band
  18. "Ridin Along" (live) 1976, Daniel Amos
  19. "Dusty Road" (live) 1976, Daniel Amos
  20. "Farther Along" (live) 1976, Daniel Amos


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