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    May 15, 1985, Stryper releases the album "Soldiers under Command"

    Published on may 15th, 2015 | by Anthony Martinez

    Soldiers Under Command is the second and first full-length studio album from the metal band Stryper, released in may 15, 1985. It was the first Christian metal album to achieve Gold record status, selling more than half a million copies. The album was originally issued on white vinyl. The Live in Japan in-concert video, released in 1986, was filmed on July 8, 1985 during Stryper's tour in support of this album.



    Soldiers Under Comand Music Video


    All songs written by Michael Sweet, except where noted.


    1. "Soldiers Under Command" (Michael Sweet, Robert Sweet) – 5:03
    2. "Makes Me Wanna Sing" – 2:51
    3. "Together Forever" – 4:03
    4. "First Love" – 5:43
    5. "The Rock That Makes Me Roll" – 4:56
    6. "Reach Out" (M. Sweet, R. Sweet) – 5:21
    7. "(Waiting for) A Love That's Real" – 4:36
    8. "Together as One" – 5:01
    9. "Surrender" – 4:28
    10 "Battle Hymn of the Republic" (Julia Ward Howe, M. Sweet) – 2:36

    Personnel
    Stryper
    Michael Sweet - Lead vocals, guitar
    Robert Sweet - Drums
    Oz Fox - Lead guitar, backing vocals
    Tim Gaines - Bass, keyboards, piano, backing vocals
    Additional musicians
    Christopher Currell - Synclavier, guitar
    John Van Tongeren - Bass, keyboards, piano

    Singles

    "Soldiers Under Command" / "Together as One" -
    released June 11, 1985
    "Reach Out" / "Together as One" -
    released September 30, 1985
    Production
    Michael Wagener (Metallica, Mötley Crüe) - Producer, engineer


    Apparitions on TV






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    1985 Photos








    October 1985
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