Present History – Present History [1990]

3776091Country Australia          

Style Synth-Pop/AOR/Rock

Rating 78/100

Band Members Darlene Steinhardt – Vocals, Peter Beveridge, David Holmes, Andy James, Phil Saddleton, Nobs Kreuzer – Keyboards

Tracks 01. Always, 02. Freedom, 03. City Streets, 04. Roll Over Beethoven, 05. Open Your Eyes, 06. Only Ones, 07. Don’t Wanna Say Goodbye (Luke’s Song), 08. Dreams, 09. Counterfeit City, 10. No Boubt

Profile Present History was a pop-rock band from Sydney, Australia in the late 80s and early 90s. The band was formed by and consisted of Darlene Steinhardt (later marrying to become Zschech – the Hillsong worship pastor), Peter Beveridge and David Holmes. They released one full length self-titled album in 1990 through Sanni Records and produced by Peter Beveridge.

They planned to continue releasing music but due to them all being actively involved in their local church’s worship team (Hillsong) as it rose to prominence, they stopped the band and focussed on establishing Hillsong Music Australia, which to this day is the biggest driving force in modern praise and worship music. This album was later re-issued, with an altered song listing and two bonus tracks….

The album kicks off with the Poppy, ‘Always’ which is very pleasant as is the second track ‘Freedom’, then it starts to ramp it up. From track three a more Rock-oriented feel is more evident (there are occasional forays into Pop, but this is more subdued) in the sound and vocals. Overall this is a fine album and it does mix the Pop and Rock styles very well and would thus appeal to fans of Zahalan, T’Pau, Angela & The Rude, One Voice, Queen Of Spades, Colourhaus and Roxette.

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