448. Please Stand By – Vector

PLEASE STAND BY (1985)

Vector

Very few bands with only four albums to the credit have left such a lasting imprint on the Christian Music industry, but Vector has done just that. Art without pretensions. Creative and accessible. Brilliant and experimental. Though not as overall impressive as their debut project, Please Stand By is still heads and shoulders above most music released in the Christian market.

As a result of being produced by Chuck Wild of Missing Persons the album comes across more techno sounding and less guitar driven than the debut. The production is stellar and the arrangements are much more refined and radio ready. There are several singles on the album and, quite frankly, it’s really a shame the album did not break on mainstream radio like it should have.

“Surrender” made waves on Christian radio and is one of the albums true highlights while the ballad “I Can’t Help Falling In Love” is the one song that should have made the band a household name. Beautiful world music type percussion’s provide a wonderful backdrop to a Sting-like romantic vocal. Fans of Peter Gabriel, Flock of Seagulls and Sting will all find something here to enjoy.

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  1. Brian
    October 15, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Was introduced to Vector on a “midnight” radio program called FREE THE PEOPLE. It played Christian “Rock” during a time when it was not widely accepted. it was hear that I first heard “I Love Them All”, I had to get every album after that.
    The host commented on how well this Christian music was being recorded based upon Vector’s song. I agree. Vector was high quality production. PLEASE STAND BY was the next release and the angular guitar was dropped by the recommendation of the label.
    Still some of the most memorable music ever. Maybe a top 25 for me!

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