Terry Scott Taylor ~ A Briefing for the Ascent
1987 Frontline Records
, Produced By Terry Taylor and Greg Flesch.
Conceived and Directed by Terry Taylor.
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The Paintings

Side One:
(Part One: "the Briefing")
("Once upon a time, at the edge of the wildwood... Mr. Borthwick enters the gallery")
1. A Briefing For The Ascent (Words by Taylor, Music by Taylor/Flesch)
2. Somewhere To Elsewhere (Instrumental) (Flesch)
(Part Two: "the Preparation")
("Mr. Borthwick loses a friend")
3. Beyond The Wall Of Sleep (Taylor)
("Discovery of the Gallery's location: (not of but in the world)"
4. The Wood Between The Worlds (Taylor)
("Meditation")
5. Changeless (Taylor)

Side Two:
("His views are the portrait of his Beloved...")
1. My Love, My Love (Words by Taylor, Music by Taylor/Flesch)
(Part Three: "the Battle")
2. Wars of the Heart (Instrumental) (Taylor/Flesch)
("He laments the restless spirit")
3. Capture Me (Taylor)
("The heart's desire")
4. Where Dreams Come True (Taylor)
("Resolve")
5. Long, Long, Long (George Harrison)
(Part Four: "the Ascent")
("All that has gone before" "Borthwick's prayer")
(Spoken Word and Instrumental)
("Leaving the gallery, entering the wood / The Ascent")
6. Going Home (Music by A. Dvorak, Public Domain, Arranged and adapted by Greg Flesch and Terry Taylor)


Musicians:
Vocals: Terry Taylor
Guitars: Greg Flesch, Terry
Bass: Tim Chandler
Keyboards and Synthesizers: Greg Flesch with Terry
Drums: Steve Hindalong, Ed McTaggart
Percussion: Alex MacDougall with Greg
Drum Programs: Terry, Greg and Dave Hackbarth
Synth Treatments: Terry and Greg
Background Vocalists: Terry, Jerry Chamberlain, Tom Howard, Rob Watson, Crystal Lewis, Montebello First Baptist Church Choir

Orchestrations Constructed and Arranged by Terry and Greg
Engineer: Dave Hackbarth
Mix: Terry Taylor and Doug Doyle with Greg Flesch
Recorded at 3-D Studios, Costa Mesa, CA
Mastered: John Matousek, Hitsville, L.A.
Album Cover Concept: Terry, Ed McTaggart
Art Direction: Ed McTaggart
Photography: Bob Rowe
Photographics: Ken Baley

My love to Deb, Andrew and Noel, Mom and Dad, Randy, Shelly and the kids, Lori, Stan and Gail, Mom Terrell, Barbara, Phillip and Sue, Lanny and Cheryl, and Don, but most of all this album is for my sweet and preciuous Heidi who perhaps feels the loss more deeply than us all. Jesus will make it right sweetheart, someday soon.

This album is dedicated to my Grandma Borthick who at last left the "Wildwood" and entered the Glory on October 3rd, 1986


All songs 1987 Broken Songs/ASCAP except:
"Long, Long, Long" 1968 Harrisongs (BMI). All Rights Reserved.
International Copyright Secured. Used By Permission.

"This work was conceived in the anguish of impending loss. As my grandmother lay dying, I wrote and wept and prayed and wrote some more. At her bedside I sang these songs to her, expressing as best I knew how all that her life had meant to me. Though it was difficult for her to do, she smiled when I sang "...you will wash in the river, you will shine in the Son...". She smiled because she believed it to be utterly and completely true. Her last words to me were "I will be there". And so she is.
Now I see that her death is another page turned in the "briefing". It is with great reluctance I read on - but not without hope, "for the best is perhaps what we understand least."
With love to all who have lost, Terry Taylor


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