Daniel Amos (DA) - Vox Humana (Vinyl) 1984 Refuge
- Alternative Rock
- 1984 Refuge Records
- NM Vinyl Record and Sleeve
Condition: Sleeve and Record are both NM Cond. The record has been professionally cleaned and tested. It's been placed in a premium rice paper anti static master inner sleeve that is thicker than standard record sleeves and the jacket and record have been placed in a 3 Mil polyethylene sleeve and is thicker than standard record covers providing the durability and ultimate protective longevity.
Vox Humana is the sixth studio album by Christian alternative rock band Daniel Amos, released on Refuge Records in 1984. It is the third album in their Alarma! Chronicles album cycle.
Vox Humana was a much brighter album than its predecessor, Doppelganger, and included catchy, synthesizer-driven pop songs with lyrics about technology's role in American culture. "Travelog" was a song about a television-obsessed man "basking in the blue light".
Danish author Kierkegaard, Polish poet, and Britons Malcolm Muggeridge and William Blake are all quoted in the liner notes of the album. DA also included a tribute to Blake with the ballad, "William Blake."
"Dance Stop", a song condemning nuclear arms escalation, asked listeners to dance to the song and stop suddenly when the word "stop" is sung. Due to the fast, upbeat punk rock style of the song, it is nearly impossible to follow the song's musical directions. The song went on to become a popular concert favorite for DA fans in later years, with audience members doing their best to follow the rule.
Vox Humana was the third of a four-part series of albums by DA entitled The Alarma! Chronicles, which also included the albums Alarma!, Doppelganger, and Fearful Symmetry. The band raised eyebrows on the tour that followed each release, by presenting a full multimedia event complete with video screens synchronized to the music, something that was unusual in the early 1980s for any band.
- Side one
- "Travelog" (Taylor)
- "(It's The Eighties, So Where's Our) Rocket Packs" (Taylor)
- "Home Permanent" (Taylor)
- "It's Sick" (Taylor)
- "William Blake" (Words and Music by Taylor, Arrangement by Taylor/Chandler)
- "Dance Stop" (Words and Music by Taylor, Arrangement by Taylor/Chandler)
- Side two
- "Live And Let Live" (Taylor)
- "When Worlds Collide" (Taylor)
- "As The World Turns" (Taylor)
- "She's All Heart" (Taylor)
- "The Incredible Shrinking Man" (Taylor)
- "Sanctuary" (Taylor)
- Art Direction, Layout and Graphics by Ed McTaggart.
- Album Art Concept: Terry Taylor.
- Photographics and Photography: Linda (Photo) Dillion Baley and Ken Baley.
- "Foot" art by Phil Yea.
- Special Hair Effects by Cathy Kern.
- "Boot" shadow by Gary DeLacy
- Reissue Produced by Tom Gulotta and Eric Townsend
- Alternate Mixes by Eric Townsend
- Remastered by J. Powell at Steinhaus
- Reissue Layout by Tom Gulotta and Eric Townsend