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Metal Church - Blessing in Disguise
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Blessing in Disguise

Metal Church

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
February 7th, 1989
Catalog ID:
9 60817-1
Label:
Elektra Records
Format:
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
Reviews:
11 reviews (avg. 91%)
Side A
1. Fake Healer 05:55   Show lyrics
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2. Rest in Pieces (April 15, 1912) 06:38   Show lyrics
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3. Of Unsound Mind 04:44   Show lyrics
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4. Anthem to the Estranged 09:31   Show lyrics
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Side B
5. Badlands 07:21   Show lyrics
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6. The Spell Can't Be Broken 06:46   Show lyrics
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7. It's a Secret 03:47   instrumental
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8. Cannot Tell a Lie 04:17   Show lyrics
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9. The Powers That Be 05:22   Show lyrics
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Band members
Mike Howe (R.I.P. 2021) Vocals, Lyrics (track 5)
John Marshall Guitars, Lyrics (track 3), Songwriting (tracks 6, 8)
Craig Wells Guitars, Songwriting (all tracks)
Duke Erickson Bass
Kirk Arrington (R.I.P. 2023) Drums
Guest/Session
Kurdt Vanderhoof Guitars (additional), Songwriting (tracks 1-2, 4-6, 8-9), Lyrics (tracks 1-2, 4-6, 8-9)
Miscellaneous staff
Terry Date Producer, Mixing, Engineering
Kurdt Vanderhoof Songwriting, Lyrics
Joe Alexander Mixing, Engineering
Brian Stover Engineering (assistant)
Trish Finnegan Engineering (assistant)
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Darryl Estrine Photography
Mike Howe (R.I.P. 2021) Vocals, Lyrics (track 5)
John Marshall Guitars, Lyrics (track 3), Songwriting (tracks 6, 8)
Craig Wells Guitars, Songwriting (all tracks)
Duke Erickson Bass
Kirk Arrington (R.I.P. 2023) Drums
Kurdt Vanderhoof Guitars (additional), Songwriting (tracks 1-2, 4-6, 8-9), Lyrics (tracks 1-2, 4-6, 8-9)
Terry Date Producer, Mixing, Engineering
Kurdt Vanderhoof Songwriting, Lyrics
Joe Alexander Mixing, Engineering
Brian Stover Engineering (assistant)
Trish Finnegan Engineering (assistant)
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Darryl Estrine Photography
Read The Heart is the Key 100% Quindorrian July 1st, 2023
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Read A little bit of justice 82% gasmask_colostomy January 24th, 2019
Read My values have been changed 93% Empyreal August 31st, 2016
Read With the new personnel... 70% autothrall June 8th, 2012
Read A More Apt Title Could Not... 100% DawnoftheShred September 11th, 2010
Read On the Verge of Greatness 84% pinpals December 15th, 2008
Read A Legacy Of The Estranged 98% elmet September 14th, 2008
Read Another improvement! 93% cyberscreen July 1st, 2007
Read The Start of Something Divine 95% BotD April 30th, 2007
Read So far so good!! 90% UltraBoris August 17th, 2002

Trivia:
- The album peaked at #75 on the Billboard 200.
- According to bassist Michael Spencer, Metal Church's former label mates Flotsam and Jetsam were going to use Blessing in Disguise as the title of their second album before settling with its current name "No Place for Disgrace". When Spencer left "Flotsam and Jetsam", Elektra Records A&R Michael Alago decided to let Metal Church use Blessing in Disguise as the name for this album even though the "Flotsam and Jetsam" album was released a year earlier. However, Flotsam and Jetsam drummer Kelly David-Smith stated in an April 2013 interview that those claims are not true, even though they had a song called "Blessing in Disguise", which was in fact recorded but left off for "No Place for Disgrace".

Music video:
- Badlands

Recording information:

All songs arranged, performed and recorded by Metal Church.
Recorded at Kajem Victory Recording, Gladwyne, PA, August 29-October 4, 1988.
Mastered at Masterdisk, Peekskill, New York, USA.

Identifiers:

Label Code (A Side): ST-E-60817-A-SP
Label Code (B Side): ST-E-60817-B-SP
Matrix / Runout (A Side): ST E - 60817 - A - DMM - 1 SPI - I MASTERDISK DMM
Matrix / Runout (B Side): ST E - 60817 - B - DMM - 2 - SPI-I MASTERDISK
Barcode: 0 7559-60817-1 9
Other (Stamped in label mould): STAE

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