Hope Sterling – The Way Things Are [1988]

R-4357947-1362735126-8009.jpegCountry Canada

Style CCM Hi-Tech AOR/Pop/Rock

Rating 83/100

Band Members Hope Sterling – Lead/backing vocals, Miles Hill – Bass, Daryl Bennett – Drums,percussion, Dane DeViller – Guitar, Roy Salmond – Keyboards,bass,drums,guitar,backing vocals

Tracks 01. Love Comes Along (3:52), 02. Can’t Give It (If You Don’t Have It) (3:59), 03. Standing In The Shadows (3:59), 04. You Will Not Leave Me (3:08), 05. I Remember (6:37), 06. Oh The Distance (3:10), 07. The Way Things Are (4:12), 08. Arms Up (5:17), 09. Don’t Keep On Running (4:37), 10. Never Let Us Go (4:28)

Profile Hope Sterling’s album is simply great – solid from begining to end – a rich vocal and a great late 80’s sound released from Image 7 label in 1988 and produced by veteran Roy Salmond (Connie Scott, Morgan Cryar) who made a terriffic work, as for the album what we have here is a progressive pop music with a definite avant garde edge, showcasing Hope’s velvet smooth vocals and passionate delivery. 

Hope toured briefly with Sheila Walsh in their Canadian tour. Since then, she has opened for such internationally acclaimed artists as African Sonrise and Connie Scott, debuting her premiere album at GMA Week ’88 in Nashville, Tennessee.Imagine a flawless blend of Amy Grant, Lorrie Steel and Connie Scott.

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