Greetings, 'Songs Through The Years' is a wonderful CD that we know is going to lift your spirit and fill your heart with joy! From 1980 to 1998, we were priviledged to go into a variety of recording studios with these talented friends and be a part of their recordings of the songs inspired to us or to them. We hope that this glorious music blesses you and encourages you as much as it has us! Joy and Blessings, Cathy and All of us at EFM! Website: www.efmproductions.com The Talented Lead Singer/Songwriters included on this CD are: Lori Austin Melody Cummins Rick Krive Edie Masters Michele Noga Ginny O'Connor and Cathy Ellis About the songs: Background Accompaniment Tracks and Sheet Music for most of these songs are at our website, www.efmproductions.com. Some of these songs were Nominated for Billboard Awards and for Grammys. Even though this is nice, the most important thing is that hearts and lives are touched for and by the Lord through these songs. Be blessed! Track 1: 'RESURRECTION OF LIFE' (MELODY CUMMINS) This song is FANTASTIC and the keys just fly under the incredible talented fingers of Reed Arvin and the fantastic fiddle playing of legendary Don Hicks. It's Guaranteed to make you want to dance around the room or at least tap your foot real fast! Track 2: 'ONE STEP AWAY' (MELODY CUMMINS) Written and recorded originally by Cathy Ellis on her 'CHILD' album, Melody takes this song to a new level in Country-Gospel with a wonderful sound all her own! Track 3: 'DON'T MAKE ME A SUPERSTAR!' (MELODY CUMMINGS) This song tells the tale of a Gospel Radio Personality who just wanted to be known for herself and did not want to be an idol. It is a warning to us all of the pitfalls of so-called 'superstardom' Track 4: 'BURIED TREASURE' (RICK KRIVE) This hot rhythm and blues Gospel tune will make you want to 'get out that shovel and dig'! Rick Krive's vocal is fantastic! Track 5: 'WHO TURNED UP THE FURNACE?' (RICK KRIVE) This song is from the New Musical 'JOB' and is a lot of fun with Rick Krive's funky take on it. You're gonna love it! Track 6: 'I'LL BE THERE FOR YOU' (RICK KRIVE) One of those rare songs that reaches all the way down into your soul and gives you hope! Rick Krive again hits a home-run with this song! Track 7: 'SING PRAISE AND GLORY' (GINNY O'CONNOR) Former Radio Personality Ginny O'Connor does a Gene Krupa style jazz number with the song. It's another wonderful foot tapper! Track 8: 'HOLY ONE' (RICK KRIVE) This song is so precious and anointed. Rick Krive's voice reaches in and touches your heart! Track 9: 'TOO BUSY FOR ME' (MICHELE NOGA) One of our all time favorites. Michele Noga's Claudine Longet type of breathy voice lends itself to this song which deals with actually a very serious side of life. With incredible solos by Reed Arvin, this driving rock tune is great! Track 10: 'MORNING STAR' (MICHELE NOGA) Michele's love song to the Lord. Great production, wonderful tune! Track 11: 'WHEN YOU'RE WELL PLEASED WITH ME' (EDIE MASTERS) This song was originally recorded on Cathy Ellis's 'CHILD' album. Written when the realization of finding God's Favor really hit the composer. Edie Masters does a great job singing this wonderful song. Producer Peter Graves brought an outstanding quality to the whole production. Track 12: '(ON BEING) BORN AGAIN (LORI AUSTIN) An incredible production sung by 17-year old Christian Artist Lori Austin. Track 13: 'WITHOUT YOU' (LORI AUSTIN) A beautiful rendition of this song inspired to Cathy Ellis and sung by Lori. We heard it said that if the Lord held His breath, we'd stop breathing. Well, we just would not be without Him. Track 14: 'PIECES OF A PUZZLE' (LORI AUSTIN) From the Musical 'Round & Round' inspired to Cathy Ellis, this was the hit song from the show. A great production with wonderful solos by Ed Calle and Reed Arvin. Track 15: 'THE LOVE IN HIS EYES' (RIVK KRIVE) This song is from the New Musical 'Stayin' Well' inspired to Cathy Ellis. It tells the stor of a Miracle and an answer to prayer. Sung by the enormously talented Rick Krive, it's amazing to see the Love In His Eyes! Many dear friends joined in making this CD. They are: Keyboards: Rick Krive and Reed Arvin Saxophones & Trumpet: Ed Calle & Victor Lopez Bass: Jorge Casas Guitars: Rey Sanchez & Billy Poe Fiddle: Don Hicks String Section Leaders: Bob Basso & Lori Basso Synthesizers: Rick Krive & Reed Arvin Drums: Tony Lavender, Doug Martin & George Mazzeo Background vocals: Rick Krive, Cathy Ellis, Tony Lavender, Rey Sanchez, Cheryl Sanchez, Lisa Felcoski and Rita Quintero Original Mixing and engineering: Jan Eugenides, Digital remastering: Cathy Ellis Producers: Esther Ellis, Cathy Ellis & Peter Graves Executive Producers: JC,Esther Ellis and Cathy Ellis Recorded at: In-Roads, Criteria, Star Tracks, and EFM Studios.