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AVALON | Offering Hope, Love & Freedom In Christ

Posted October, 2017 Ezekiel News Network Send Comment to EZN

IOM Contributing Writer | Dr. Greg Austin

AVALON | MORE TO THE STORY

When you hear of the Christian music ministry called AVALON you may think of one or more of their number one hits like: "Adonai", "Can't Live a Day" or "Testify to Love" to name a few. 

However, there is much more to this dynamic vocal foursome than meets the eye. 

 

Their desire is to deliver a message of hope and ultimate love, freely offered from Jesus Christ, and to blatantly declare their devotion to Him through the words of every song they sing.

Avalon members Janna and Greg Long and Jeremi and Amy Richardson have had a busy last couple of years. They have performed in front of over 500,000 fans, hit the 3 million sales mark and seen their 21st radio single reach #1. Of course, they weren't exactly sitting idle prior to 2004. In the history of Avalon, they have had ...

  • Nine successful studio projects

  • Two RIAA-certified gold records

  • 21 No. 1 radio hits

  • 23 Dove nominations; six Dove Awards

  • Three GRAMMY nominations

  • A 2002 American Music Award for Contemporary Inspirational Music

  • “Group of the Year” for three years in a row with the 2002, 2003 and 2004 CCM Reader’s Choice Award

 

Avalon Releases

  • Reborn, September 15, 2009

  • Avalon: The Greatest Hits, February 10, 2009

  • Another Time, Another Place: Timeless Christian Classics, 2008

  • Faith: A Hymns Collection, 2006

  • Stand, 2006

  • The Creed, 2004

  • Testify To Love: The Very Best of Avalon, 2003

  • O2: Oxygen Remixed, 2002

  • Oxygen, 2001

  • Joy, 2000

  • In A Different Light, 1999 - Certified Gold by RIAA on 10/03/2000

  • A Maze Of Grace, 1998 - Certified Gold by RIAA on 12/16/1999

  • Avalon, 1997

 

Avalon News & Notes

 

Another Time, Another Place: Timeless Christian Classics, 2008

  1. God is in Control

  2. For The Sake Of The Call

  3. Thy Word

  4. Another Time, Another Place

  5. Solid As a Rock

  6. People Get Ready

  7. Basics of Life

  8. We Will Stand

  9. The Reason We Sing

  10. Friend of a Wounded Heart

  11. El Shaddai

  12. Place In This World

  13. Addictive Love

  14. People Need the Lord

  15. Testify to Love

 

Faith: A Hymns Collection, 2006

  1. Holy Holy Holy

  2. Blessed Assurance

  3. Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee

  1. Great Is Thy Faithfulness

  2. In Christ Alone

  3. It Is Well

  4. I'll Fly Away

  5. On Christ The Solid Rock

  6. 'Tis So Sweet/Jesus Loves Me

  7. How Great Thou Art

  8. Amazing Grace

  9. Total Praise

  10. For Freedom

I personally thank AVALON for their devotion to quality Christ-as-Life songs.  Few performers can balance quality and theology BUT Avalon has achieved this.  I encourage you to review the above recordings, as well as Identity Matters Production's remixes of their music - I believe you will be blessed.   -Dr. Stephen Phinney

O2: Oxygen Remixed, 2002

  1. My Oxygen (Red Decibel Mix)

  2. Testify To Love (New Birth Mix)

  3. Wonder Why (Larring Mix)

  4. The Best Thing (Euro Stack Mix)

  5. In Not Of (Soul 2am Mix)

  6. Can't Live A Day (DJ Tiesto Mix)

  7. A Maze of Grace (Ghost Mix)

  8. Speed Of Light (Mint Royale Mix)

  9. Undeniably You (Jeff Savage Mix)

  10. Make It Last Forever

  11. Wonder Why (Roswell Mix)

  12. A Maze of Grace (J. Edgar Hoover Mix)

 

Oxygen, 2001

(Buy from Amazon)

  1. Wonder Why

  1. The Best Thing

  2. By Heart, By Soul

  3. Undeniably You

  4. I Don't Wanna Go

  5. Never Givin' Up

  6. Make It Last Forever

  7. The Glory

  8. Oxygen

  9. Love Remains

  10. Come and Fill My Heart

 

Joy, 2000

(Buy from Amazon)

  1. Joy (To The World)

  2. The Angel Medley

  3. Don't Save It All For Christmas Day

  4. Jesus Born On This Day

  5. Winter Wonderland

  6. Light A Candle

  7. Good News

  8. The Christmas Song

  9. Manger Medley

  10. We Are the Reason

 

In A Different Light, 1999

(Buy from Amazon)

  1. Take You At Your Word

  2. In Not Of

  3. In A Different Light 

  4. Can't Live A Day

  5. Always Have, Always Will

  6. If My People Pray

  7. I'm Speechless

  8. Only For The Weak

  9. Let Your Love 

  1. Hide My Soul 

  2. First Love

 

A Maze Of Grace, 1998

(Buy from Amazon)

  1. Testify To Love 

  2. A World Away

  3. A Maze of Grace

  4. Knockin' On Heaven's Door

  5. Adonai

  6. Speed Of Light 

  7. The Move 

  8. Reason Enough

  9. Forgive & Forget

  10. Dreams I Dream for You

 

Avalon, 1997

(Buy from Amazon)

  1. Give It Up

  2. This Love

  3. The Greatest Story

  4. Picture Perfect World

  5. Don't Be Afraid

  6. Here To Deliver

  7. Let It Be forever

  8. My Jesus, I Love Thee

  9. Saviour Love

  10. Jesus Is Lord

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