When Worlds Collide: A Tribute to Daniel Amos

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When Worlds Collide: A Tribute to Daniel Amos
Recording by Various artists
Released July 2000
Recorded July 1999 - May 2000
Genre Indie
Label Ferris Wheel
Producer Eric Townsend, Jason Townsend

When Worlds Collide: A Tribute to Daniel Amos is an indie tribute album by a variety of artists that pays musical tribute to the band Daniel Amos and its chief songwriter Terry Scott Taylor. It was released in July 2000 by Ferris Wheel.

Daniel Amos American Christian rock band

Daniel Amos is an American Christian rock band formed in 1974 by Terry Scott Taylor on guitars and vocals, Marty Dieckmeyer on bass guitar, Steve Baxter on guitars and Jerry Chamberlain on lead guitars. The band currently consists of Taylor, guitarist Greg Flesch and drummer Ed McTaggart. Over the band's career, they have included keyboardist Mark Cook, drummer Alex MacDougall, bassist Tim Chandler and keyboardist Rob Watson with sounds that experimented with country rock, rock, new wave and alternative rock.

Terry Scott Taylor American musician

Terry Scott Taylor is an American songwriter, record producer, writer and founding member of the bands Daniel Amos and The Swirling Eddies. Taylor is also a member of the roots and alternative music group, Lost Dogs. He is currently based in San Jose, California, U.S.

This project was entirely a labor of love from the artists that participated. Most of them completely donated their time and work to the project. The majority of the profits were donated to Compassion International.

Compassion International organization

Compassion International is a Christian humanitarian aid child sponsorship organization dedicated to the long-term development of children living in poverty around the world. Compassion International, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, functions in 25 countries such as Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico, Haiti, and Kenya. The organization provides aid to more than 2 million children. The chairman of the board is Karen Kemps Wesolowski, and Santiago Mellado is the President and CEO.

Animator and musician Doug TenNapel created the unique album artwork and also contributed a musical track with his band Truck. The album includes longtime friends of Daniel Amos, like Randy Stonehill, Jimmy Abegg, The 77s and Starflyer 59 and a few surprises including a song by Larry Norman, who had not worked with the band in any form since their strained relationship following the delays of the band's Horrendous Disc album in the late 1970s. Longtime friends of DA's (and Taylor's fellow Lost Dogs) Gene Eugene of Adam Again, and Derri Daugherty and Steve Hindalong of The Choir perform supporting roles on various songs.

Doug TenNapel Musician, artist

Douglas Richard TenNapel is an American animator, writer, cartoonist, video game designer, and comic book artist whose work has encompassed animated television, video games, and comic books. He is best known for creating Earthworm Jim, a character that spawned a video game series, cartoon show, and a toy line.

Randy Stonehill American musician

Randall Evan "Randy" Stonehill is an American singer and songwriter from Stockton, California, best known as one of the pioneers of contemporary Christian music. His music is primarily folk rock in the style of James Taylor, but some of his albums have focused on new wave, pop, pop rock, roots rock, and children's music.

Jimmy Abegg, also known as Jimmy A, is an American guitarist, composer, director, photographer and artist, currently living in Nashville, Tennessee.

Track listing

  1. "I Love You #19" (performed by Rick Altizer)
  2. "William Blake" (performed by Erin Echo with Bobby Mittan of The Ocean Blue)
  3. "Shotgun Angel" (performed by The 77's)
  4. "Alarma!" (performed by Phil Madeira)
  5. "Stone Away" (performed by Robert Hereindt)
  6. "Shedding The Mortal Coil" (performed by Starflyer 59)
  7. "Hell Oh" (performed by Jeff Elbel and Ping)
  8. "Strange Animals" (performed by Street Angel)
  9. "Beautiful One" (performed by Randy Stonehill)
  10. "The Pool" (performed by JAP)
  11. "Hold Back The Wind,Donna" (performed by Sideways8)
  12. "Blowing Smoke" (performed by Jimmy A)
  13. "Through The Speakers" (performed by Dead Artist Syndrome)
  14. "Real Girls" (performed by Joy Gewalt)
  15. "Incredible Shrinking Man" (performed by Truck)
  16. "Hound of Heaven" (performed by Larry Norman)
  17. "It's The 80's" (performed by Poole)
  18. "(Out of) the Wild Wood" (performed by The Throes)

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