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On September 14, 2010.

On September 14, 2010, “Arion Records/Sound Resources” labels released “If”, the eleventh Glass Hammer studio album. It was recorded in 2010, at “Sound Resources” in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was produced by Fred Schendel and Steve Babb.

Personnel:

  • Jon Davison – lead vocals
  • Fred Schendel – keyboards, steel guitar, mandolin, backing vocals
  • Alan Shikoh – guitars
  • Steve Babb – bass, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Randall Williams – drums
  • Bob Katz – mastering
  • Tom Kuhn – cover artwork

Track listing:

All lyrics by Steve Babb, Fred Schendel and Jon Davison; all music by Steve Babb and Fred Schendel.

  1. Beoynd, Within
  2. Behold, The Ziddle
  3. Grace the Sky
  4. At Last We Are
  5. If the Stars
  6. If the Sun

On November 3, 2009.

On November 3, 2009, “Arion Records/Sound Resources” label released “Three Cheers for the Broken Hearted”, the tenth Glass Hammer studio album. It was recorded in 2009, at “Sound Resources” in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was produced by Fred Schendel, and Steve Babb.

Personnel:

  • Susie Bogdanowicz – lead and backing vocals
  • Fred Schendel – lead and backing vocals, keyboards, Mellotron, guitars, drums, cello, horns
  • Steve Babb – lead and backing vocals, bass, keyboards, guitars
  • Josh Bates – guitar
  • David Wallimann – guitar 

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Babb and Fred Schendel, except where noted.

  1. Come On, Come On
  2. The Lure of Dreams
  3. A Rose for Emily – Rod Argent
  4. Sleep On
  5. The Mid-Life Weird
  6. A Bitter Wind
  7. The Curse They Weave
  8. Sundown Shores
  9. Schrodinger’s Lament
  10. Hyperbole
  11. Falling

On November 1, 1995.

On November 1, 1995, “Arion Records/Sound Resources” label released “Perelandra”, the second Glass Hammer studio album. It was recorded in 1995, and was produced by Steve Babb and Fred Schendel, “Perelandra” is a concept album inspired by C. S. Lewis’ “The Chronicles of Narnia” and “Space Trilogy” book series.

Personnel:

  • Fred Schendel – lead and backing vocals, keyboards, acoustic and electric guitars, drums, programming, Mellotron
  • Steve Babb – lead and backing vocals, keyboards, bass, taurus pedals, Mellotron, zoominator, rhythm programming
  • Walter Moore – lead vocals, 12-string acoustic guitar, mo-better electric guitar
  • Michelle Young – lead vocals
  • Milton Hamerick – steel guitars
  • Randy Burt – saxophone
  • Tracy Cloud – backing vocals, spoken vocals
  • David Carter – 12-string guitar

Track listing:

  1. Now Arriving
  2. Time Marches On
  3. Lliusion
  4. The Way to Her Heart
  5. Felix the Cat
  6. Now Departing
  7. Perelandra
  8. Le Danse Final
  9. That Hideous Strength
  10. Enda the Lion
  11. Into the Night
  12. Heaven

On October 25, 2011.

On October 25, 2011, “Arion Records/Sound Resources” label released “Cor Cordium”, the twelfth Glass Hammer studio album. The name of the album is taken from the poem of the same name by Algernon Charles Swinburne. It was recorded in 2011, at “Sound Resources”, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was produced by Fred Schendel and Steve Babb.

Personnel:

  • Jon Davison – lead vocals, acoustic guitars
  • Fred Schendel – keyboards, steel and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • Steve Babb – bass, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Alan Shikoh – acoustic, electric and classical guitars, electric sitar
  • Randall Williams – drums
  • Jeffrey Sick – violin
  • Ed Davis – viola
  • Daylon Walden – co-production, engineering
  • Bob Katz – mastering
  • Tom Kuhn – cover artwork
  • Julie Babb – band photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Steve Babb, Fred Schendel and Jon Davison, all music by Steve Babb, Schendel, Jon Davison and Alan Shikoh.

  1. Nothing Box
  2. One Heart
  3. Salvation Station
  4. Dear Daddy
  5. To Someone
  6. She, a Lonely Tower

On October 23, 2007.

On October 23, 2007, “Arion Records/Sound Resources” labels released “Culture of Ascent”, the ninth Glass Hammer studio album. It was recorded in 2007, and was produced by Fred Schendel and Fred Babb.

Personnel:

  • Carl Groves – lead and backing vocals
  • Susie Bogdanowicz – lead and backing vocals
  • Fred Schendel – keyboards, organs, piano, Mellotron, loops, acoustic guitar, string arrangement, backing vocals, programming
  • Steve Babb – bass, pipe organ, percussion, Mellotron, piano, harp, loops, programming, Minimoog, backing vocals
  • Matt Mendians – drums
  • David Walliman – electric guitars
  • The Adonia String Trio – string trio
  • Rebecca James – violin
  • Susan Whitacre – viola
  • Rachel Beckmann – cello
  • Sarah Snyder – backing vocals
  • Eric Parker – acoustic guitar
  • Robert Streets – backing vocals
  • Haley McGuire – backing vocals
  • Jon Anderson – vocalizations
  • Bob Katz – mastering
  • Michal Karcz – artwork, cover

Track listing:

  1. South Side of the Sky – Jon Anderson, Chris Squire
  2. Sun Song – Steve Babb
  3. Life by Light – Steve Babb
  4. Ember Without Name – Carl Groves, Fred Schendel
  5. Into Thin Air – Steve Babb, Fred Schendel
  6. Rest – Carl Groves, Fred Schendel

on october 12, 2018.

On October 12, 2018, “Arion Records/Audio Resources” label released “Chronomonaut”, the seventeenth Glass Hammer studio album. It was recorded May, July and August 2018, and was produced by Fred Schendel and Steve Babb.

Personnel:

  • Fred Schendel – keyboards, guitars
  • Susie Bogdanowicz – lead vocals
  • Steve Babb – bass, keyboards
  • Aaron Raulston – drums
  • Brian Brewer – guitar
  • Chris Herin – guitar
  • Reese Boyd – guitar
  • Phil Stiles – guitar
  • Jamison Smeltz – saxophone
  • Matthew Parmenter – vocals
  • Bob Katz – mastering
  • Michal Xaay Loranc – cover art, booklet art

Track listing:

  1. The Land of Lost Conten – Fred Schendel
  2. Roll for Initiative – Steve Babb
  3. Twilight of the Godz – Steve Babb
  4. The Past is Past – Fred Schendel
  5. 1980 Something – Steve Babb
  6. A Hole in the Sky – Steve Babb
  7. Clockwork – Fred Schendel
  8. Melancholy Holiday – Steve Bab
  9. It Always Burns Sideways – Fred Schendel
  10. Blinding Light – Steve Babb
  11. Tangerine Meme – Steve Babb
  12. Fade Away – Fred Schendel

On September 27, 2016.

On September 27, 2016, “Arion Records” label released “Valkyrie”, the sixteenth Glass Hammer studio album. It was recorded in 2016, at “Sound Resources” in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was produced by Fred Schendel and Steve Babb.

Personnel:

  • Susie Bogdanowicz – lead vocals
  • Alan Shikoh – electric, acoustic and classical guitars, electric sitar
  • Steve Babb – lead vocals, bass, keyboards
  • Fred Schendel – keyboards, guitars, lead vocals
  • Aaron Raulston – drums
  • Bob Katz– mastering
  • Michal Xaay Loranc – cover art, booklet art

Track listing:

  1. The Fields We Know
  2. Golden Days
  3. No Man’s land
  4. Nexus Girl
  5. Valkyrie
  6. Fog of War
  7. Dead and Gone
  8. Eucatastrophe
  9. Rapturo

On September 1, 2002.

On September 1, 2002, “Arion” label released “Lex Rex”, the sixth Glass Hammer studio album. It was recorded in 2002 and was produced by Steve Babb and Fred Schendel.

Personnel:

  • Fred Schendel – lead and backing vocals, acoustic, steel and electric guitars, Hammond organ, piano, pipe organ, keyboards, synthesizers, Mellotron, mandolin, drums, percussion, recorded
  • Steve Babb – lead and backing vocals, four and eight-string bass guitars, keyboards, pipe organ, Hammond organ, Mellotron
  • Susie Bogdanowicz – lead vocals and backing vocals
  • Walter Moore – lead and backing vocals
  • Sarah Lowell – lead and backing vocals
  • Haley McGuire – lead and backing vocals
  • Carrie Streets – backing vocals
  • Bjorn Lynne – lead guitar
  • Charlie Shelton – lead guitar
  • David Carter – lead guitar
  • Rosana Azar – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Fred Schendel and Steve Babb.

  1. Good Evening
  2. Tales of the Great Wars
  3. One King
  4. Further Up and Further In
  5. Intermission
  6. Music for Four Hands (and temporal Anomaly)
  7. A Cup of Trembling
  8. Centurion
  9. When We Were Young
  10. Goodnight
  11. Heroes and Dragons

On August 3, 1983.

On August 3, 1983, “Arion Records” and “Sound Resources” labels released “Journey of the Dunadan”, the debut Glass Hammer album. It was recorded in 1983 and was produced by Feed Schendel and Stephen DeArge. It is a concept album based on  J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel “The Lord of the Rings”.

Personnel:

  • Fred Schendel – lead and backing vocals, organ, keyboards, acoustic guitar, recorder, drums
  • Stephen DeArqe – lead and backing vocals, synthesizer, bass guitar, trurus pedal, medieval guitar, percussion
  • Piper Kirk – lead and backing vocals
  • Michelle Young– lead and backing vocals
  • Basil Clouse – bass
  • David Carter – electric guitar
  • Rod Lambert – electric violin
  • Tony Mac – rhythm programming
  • Rosana Azar – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Fred Schendel and Stephen DeArqe.

  1. Shadows of the Past
  2. Something’s Coming
  3. Song of the Dunadan
  4. The Prancing Pony
  5. The Way to Her Heart
  6. The Ballad of Balin Longbeard
  7. Rivendell
  8. Khazed-Dum
  9. Nimrodel
  10. The Palantir
  11. Pelennor Fields
  12. Why I Cry (Arwen’s Song)
  13. Anduni
  14. Morannon Gate
  15. The Return of the King
  16. Why I Cry (single edit)

On July 12, 2005.

On July 12, 2005, “Arion Records” and “Sound Resources” labels released “The Inconsolable Secret”, the eighth Glass Hammer studio album. It was recorded 2004 – 2005 and was produced by Fred Schendel and Steve Babb.

Personnel:

  • Walter Moore – lead vocals
  • Susie Bogdanowicz – lead vocals
  • Fred Schendel – vocals, keyboards, electric and steel guitars
  • Steve Babb – vocals, keyboards, bass
  • Matt Mendians – drums
  • Sarah Snyder – vocals
  • Flo Paris – vocals
  • Eric Parker – acoustic guitar
  • Kamran Alan Shikoh – classical and electric guitar
  • David Wallimann, Johnny Bruhns – electric guitar
  • Donna Curry – flute
  • The Adonia String Trio
    • Rebecca James – violin
    • Susan Hawkins-Whitacre – viola
    • Rachel Hackenberger – cello
  • Bethany Warren – backing vocals, choir
  • Stephanie Rumpza – recorder, choir
  • Mike Rumpza – choir arrangements
  • Haley McGuire, Summer Hullender, Elimy Hammett and Natalie Pittman – choir
  • Tom Hammett – vocals
  • Laura Lindstrom – vocals
  • David Carter – lead guitar
  • Bob Katz – mastering
  • Roger Dean – cover art
  • Sound Resources – layout, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Babb and Fred Schendel.

  1. A Maker of Crowns
  2. The Knight of the North
  3. Long and Long Ago
  4. The Morning She Woke
  5. Lirazel
  6. The High Place
  7. Morrigan’s Song
  8. Walking Toward Doom
  9. Mog Ruith
  10. Through a Glass Darkly
  11. The Lady Waits
  12. The Mirror Cracks
  13. Having Caught a Glimpse