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Artist: John Elefante

Title: Windows Of Heaven

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Category: AOR

Year: 1995

Label: Word Records

Catalog Number: 7014236628


John Elefante vocals, keyboards, percussion
Dino Elefante acoustic guitar, backing vocals
Wayne Aames slide guitar
J.R. Mcneely bass, acoustic guitar
Glenn Pierce guitar
John Pierce bass
David Raven drums
Harlan Rogers piano
John Schreiner keyboards, piano
Michael Thompson guitar
Greg Vail sax
Rick Will percussion
Scott Williamson drums
Jamie Wollam drums
Vangie Archer backing vocals
Jeff Gunn backing vocals
Natalie Jackson backing vocals
Darlene Koldenhoven backing vocals
Geary Lanier backing vocals
Olivia McClurkin backing vocals
Alphie Silas backing vocals
Rose Stone backing vocals
Sara Tennison backing vocals
Tina Vallejo backing vocals


1.  Hello My Good Friend  5:09
2.  Windows Of Heaven  5:02
3.  This Is What Love Is  4:58
4.  What If Our World  3:36
5.  Hold Me In Your Arms (The Prodigal)  3:46
6.  No One's Ever Died For Me Before  4:11
7.  Take Me To The River  4:22
8.  That's Why God Made The Moon  5:56
9.  Lay Down Your Life  4:57
10.  We Will Find Our Way  4:07
Total Running Time:  46:04

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Existing comments about this CD

From: koogles Date: March 23, 2004 at 12:02
John Elefante's resemblance to Jesus on the cover of this CD is uncanny. I wish this CD rocked a bit more, but with Michael W. Smith doing so well in the early 90s, somebody had to edge into his market, I suppose. I still think Mastedon and Kansas are Elefante's defining works.

From: Date: May 6, 2004 at 6:42
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From: Metal Pete Date: May 6, 2004 at 17:40
Hey Koogles...I like Elefante's Kansas work a lot. I was wondering what happened to him after that. Any solo projects you would recommend from him that still rock? Similar to 'Drastic Measures', I mean? thanks, Pete

From: illimey Date: May 6, 2004 at 18:50
'[05/31/03] New 'Best Of' release forthcoming John has announced a 'Best of' project with 3 new songs to be released sometime in 2003. He continues work on material for a new album, though that is a ways off. There is still talk of a possible Mastedon album as well.' This is the latest JE news I can find. Dunno if that 'Best Of' project has actually been issued yet. A new Mastedon album would be nice! Ay some point there was a but that url isn't working anymore...

From: illimey Date: August 23, 2004 at 15:45
Without a doubt his best solo album. Far more memorable than the next two, and unlike those albums this one is at least slightly recognizable as being by an ex member of Kansas! It's hardly progressive or pomp rock, but at least it has some intricate and memorable melodies that are sadly lacking from his later solo efforts. My favourite track here is 'That's Why God Made The Moon', and it's really only because of this one track that I bothered to try his next two albums.. and will the 4th one! 8

From: TIM (2) Date: August 24, 2004 at 5:06
I liked his Mastedon, Elefante and Kansas stuff too, but I've always thought this was his defining moment. Glorious pure AOR with hardly a filler on board at all, and some of his best vocal work. The albums to follow were good also, but not this good. 'We Will Find our Way' is just an amazing ballad, and 'Hold me in Your Arms' is an ultra-catchy pop tune. It's not blazing with guitar riffs and solos, but what did you expect? His best solo album, and a great addition to any AOR collection. 9/10.

From: Date: January 7, 2005 at 16:34
I typically don't care much for Christian rock and roll music. However, this is probably THE BEST Christian R&R CD I've heard in the past decade. The songs definitely have a progressive rock feel. Buy it! I guarantee you won't be disappointed!

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From: Jez Date: February 6, 2005 at 7:39
Very Very good release this one, from one of the mega voices of the rock world. Definately his finest moment, although his work on Kansas's Drastic Measures album was phenomenal aswell. This is also the best of his solo work, although the others are recommended esecially the 'Defying Gravity' release.

From: AOR freaky Date: February 6, 2005 at 7:50
Indeed a good one, but his best ? Didn't you forget the Mastedon masterpieces ? Think that was his best work !

From: z4roxx Date: February 7, 2005 at 13:45
I think his best cd is'corridors',IMO.This one is great anyway but maybe'corridors'is a little still better...

From: ROBERT Date: June 8, 2006 at 10:38
Los Hermanos Elefante son la clave mas importante q tiene el AOR Cristiano. Y en especial JOHN, Ex miembro d Kansas (Drastic Measures) y Mastedon (al lorito con estos), es sin duda la Cremme d la Cremme del Cristianismo Aoero. Por no hablar d las producciones dentro de este palo, en especial mis Favoritos HALO! Sin duda el Windows Of Heaven del 95' es su mejor Obra. Temazos como: THIS IS WHAT LOVE IS, WHAT IF OUR WORLD, HELO MY GOODFRIEND, El Baladon: NO ONE'S EVER DIED FOR ME BEFORE (q me recue

From: ehyder Date: April 3, 2007 at 19:22
Sure, this is not heavy as Mastedon, or pompish like Kansas. It is at times poppy... BUT what a voice, what a production, what a songwriting ! Guys, this record is AOR heaven on earth! This is his best solo album.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 10, 2009 at 18:34
Love this album!!!..great songs indeed,maybe you can define this CD as a mixture of Westcoast and AOR (some Pop added too).'No One's Ever Died For Me Before','Hello My Good Friend' and 'That's Why God Made The Moon'(beautiful song!)are only a small example of what this album is all about...88/100

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