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Artist: Shelter

Title: Hands Heavenward

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Category: AOR

Year: 2005

Label: Self-Released

Catalog Number: TC020761


J.T. Batten lead and background vocals
Patrick Bannon bass, background vocals
Daniel Hebert lead and rhythm guitar, background vocals
Steve Kanaris drums, background vocals


1.  Intro  0:40
2.  Words from the Wise  3:36
3.  Summer's Rain  4:29
4.  Escape  3:44
5.  Sometimes She Cries  4:07
6.  Fooled Again  4:17
7.  YW&F  4:41
8.  Still Waiting  4:32
9.  Dream's Not Dead  4:41
10.  Hands Heavenward  5:18
Total Running Time:  40:05

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Swazi Date: April 1, 2006 at 5:00
Hmmm ... !! What a disappointment after the first great Shelter release !! I don't know what happened to J.T. Batten's voice, but he sounds plain awful. Maybe it is only the production that sucks but he just can't seem to keep a tone. Some of the songs are quite nice and have good hooks and melodies, but the singer screws it up. IMO they should have given themselves a different band name as J.T. is the only one left of the original band members.

From: dude102 Date: April 4, 2006 at 16:49
Disappointment??? This album definently lives up to it's predecessor! Catchy riffs, melodies and teary eyed ballads! Tracks 3, 4, 5 and 8 are all monsters of songs! And J.T. Batten does NOT sound awful on this album at all. He does sound older but that doesn't take away from the music at all. Same old Shelter grooves that we loved from the past with newer (dare i say 'better') production than the first. If you loved the first album, get this for your collection! 8/10

From: Shelter Vox Boy Date: February 22, 2011 at 8:55
To all old Shelter fans, and FYI. The Shelter website is being closed down the end of this year (2011). We (JT Batten (vocals), Jim Kanaris (original drummer) and Jim Beis (the band's first photographer) are doing a fund raiser for cancer research. If you are interested in helping out with a donation, visit www.sheltertheband.com or http://www.conquercancer.ca/site/TR?px=2638534&pg=personal&fr_id=1373&fl=en_US&et=kPYEVq0Umv6Uq-b7eVsGNg..&s_tafId=214963 and read the details. A sealed copy of the original indy CD/and tape and a copy of the radio release from 2005 are being given to the first 50 doners who donate $50 or more. Help us out as we ride to conquer cancer, and eradicate it in our lifetime! In advance, thanks for any and all support! - JT

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