YEARS TICKING BY. Produced by Doug Hanks. Release date: October 1, 2021.
Fresh recordings of previously released or previously performed songs. All recording was completed before Doug contracted Covid-19.
Following the release of Walking in the Father’s Love in 1982, Doug released several cassette projects. Most of those were recorded on 4-track or 8-track machines, and the quality was less than ideal. Years Ticking By is a collection of fresh recordings of songs from those projects and a few that were performed, but never recorded.
This album was recorded in 2019 and 2020. Doug played all the instruments (acoustic guitars, electric guitars, bass guitars, lap steel guitar, pianos and keyboards, percussion), sang the vocals, and programmed all the music samples on this recording.
THE DARK WINTER. On December 28, 2020, Doug contracted Covid-19 and was hospitalized on January 1, 2021 for 5 months (147 days). He was on a ventilator for 46 days and was saved by the grace of God through the prayers of hundreds of people pleading for his healing. His wife, Mary, organized the prayer meetings and wrote regular updates to keep people informed of his progress. When he returned home, after gaining sufficient strength over three months, he completed recording the vocal for “One Like You” with Julie Wuertz and mastered the recordings.
The album playlist:
1) Hallelu YAH! 2) God Can 3) Holy, Holy, Holy (There Is No God Like Our God) 4) The Lord Is Good to All – Psalm 145:8-9 5) Trusting 6) Great Is Your Faithfulness – Lamentations 3:22-23 7) Strong Hand 8)Walking in the Father’s Love 9) One Like You 10) There Once Walked a Man 11) My Sheep – John 10:27-29 12) Where Can I Go? 13) He’ll Never Go Away 14) Old 100th (Doxology)
‘Years Ticking By’ will be available on all digital distribution sites… iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, etc.