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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 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 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 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

 

On June 15, 2008.

On June 15, 2001, “Arion Records” and “Sound Resources” labels released “The Middle-Earth Album”, the fifth Glass Hammer studio album. It was recorded in 2001 and was produced by Steve Babb and Fred Schendel. It is the band’s second album based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel “The Lord of the Rings” (the first was “Journey of the Dunadan” from 1993).

Personnel:

  • Fred Schendel – lead and backing vocals, main keyboards, guitars, mandolin, percussion, wind instruments
  • Steve Babb – lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, additional keyboards, percussion
  • Susie Bogdanowicz – lead and co – lead vocals
  • Walter Moore – lead vocals
  • Felicia Sorensen – lead vocals
  • Sarah Snyder – co-lead vocals
  • Thomas Hammett – vocals
  • David Luther – vocals
  • Brad Marler – vocals
  • Jamie Watkins – backing vocals
  • Tim Starnes – fiddle
  • Bob Stagner – extra percussion
  • David Wyatt– cover art

Track listing:

All lyrics by Steve Babb; all music by Fred Schendel.

  1. Elrenn and Endereth
  2. The Old Troll
  3. The Old Troll and the Maiden
  4. Dwarf and Orcs
  5. The King’s Beer
  6. The Ballad of Balin Longbeard
  7. The Man in the Wood
  8. Mirkwood
  9. As I Walk
  10. The Last Ship
  11. Mithrandir (This Fading Age)
  12. Sweet Goldberry
  13. No Crown for Balin

On May 1, 2000.

On May 1, 2000, “Arion Records” and “Sound Resources” labels released “Chronometree”, the fourth Glass Hammer studio album. It was recorded 1999 – 2000, and was produced by Steve Babb and Fred Schendel.

Personnel:

  • Fred Schendel – Hammond organ,  mellotron,  minimoog,  synthesizers, acoustic, electric  and slide guitar,  Autoharp,  recorders, drums, backing vocals
  • Steve Babb – bass, keyboards, Mellotron, assorted analog synthesizers, backing vocals
  • Walter Moore – electric and acoustic guitars, drums
  • Brad Marler – acoustic guitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Arjen Lucassen– additional lead guitar
  • Terry Clouse – additional lead guitar
  • Susie Warren – backing vocals
  • Jamie Watkins – backing vocals
  • Sarah Snyder – backing vocals
  • Bruce Huffman – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Fred Schendel and Steve Babb except when noted.

  1. Empty Space – Revealer
  2. An Eldritch Wind
  3. Revelation / Chronometry
  4. Chronotheme
  5. A Perfect Carousel – Brad Marler
  6. Chronos Deliverer
  7. Shapes of the Morning
  8. Chronoverture
  9. The Waiting
  10. Watching the Sky

On March 31, 2015.

On March 31, 2015, “Arion Records/Audio Resources” labels released “The Breaking of the World”, the fifteenth Glass Hammer studio album. It was recorded in 2014, at “Sound Resources” in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was produced by Fred Schendel and Steve Babb.

Personnel:

  • Carl Groves – lead vocals
  • Susie Bogdanowicz – lead and backing vocals
  • Fred Schendel – lead and backing vocals, keyboards, guitars
  • Alan Shikoh – acoustic, classical and electric guitars
  • Steve Babb – bass, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Aaron Raulston – drums
  • Steve Unruh – violin
  • Michele Lynn – lead and backing vocals
  • Bob Katz- mastering
  • Michal Xaay Loranc – cover and booklet art

Track listing:

  1. Mythopoeia – lyrics by Steve Babb, music by Steve Babb, Alan Shikoh
  2. Third Floor (A Play in One Act) – lyrics by Fred Schendel, music by Alan Shikoh, Fred Schendel
  3. Babylon – lyrics by Fred Schendel, music by Steve Babb
  4. A Bird When it Sneezes – music by Alan Shikoh
  5. Sand – Fred Schendel
  6. Bandwagon – lyrics by Carl Groves, music by Fred Schendel, Carl Groves
  7. Haunted – lyrics by Carl Groves, music by Fred Schendel, Susie Bogdanowicz, Michele Lynn
  8. North Wind – lyrics by Steve Babb, music by Alan Shikoh, Carl Groves
  9. Nothing, Everything – lyrics by Steve Babb, ,music by Steve Babb, Carl Groves