Dion is one of the most celebrated performers of the rock era and has been inducted into both the Rock & Roll and Grammy Halls of Fame. In the late 70's, Dion turned his phenomenal talent toward creating popular contemporary Christian music. This CD features two of his best inspirational albums from the Word label, "Only Jesus" from 1978 and 1980's "Inside Job."
2 LPs on 1 CD: INSIDE JOB (1980)/ONLY JESUS (1981).
Originally released on Dayspring Records.
Personnel: Dion DiMucci (guitar, acoustic guitar); Tony Battaglia (guitar, electric guitar, background vocals); Paul Harris (harp, keyboards); Jeff Kirk (alto saxophone); Charles Chalmers (tenor saxophone); Joe Galdo, Jose Galdo (drums, percussion); Santos (congas); John Sambataro, Kitty Woodson (background vocals).
Recording information: Bayshore Recording Studio, Miami, FL; Bayshore Studios, Coconut Grove, FL.
Illustrator: Rick Garcia.
Photographers: Dion DiMucci; Alan Messer.
This two-for-one reissue from Collectables features a pair of LPs recorded by Dion: Inside Job and Only Jesus, issued in 1980 and 1981. Highlights among the 19 tracks include the spirituals "Sweet Love of Jesus," "Train for Glory," and "I Believe (Sweet Lord Jesus)." ~ Al Campbell