Artist: Tony Monaco
Title Of Album: If You Were God
Year Of Release: 2013
Label: Jazz for Jesus
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Christian, Jazz Swing
Quality: 320 kbps, 44.1 Khz
Total Time: 62:38
Total Size: 147 Mb
01. Thank God For Jazz Music (3:41)
02. Easy Does It (3:09)
03. Down And Dirty (3:29)
04. I Love You Just The Way You Are (4:11)
05. I Know I'm A Sinner (3:17)
06. In A Moment (4:23)
07. A World Of Peace A World Of Love (3:25)
08. With God On My Side (4:04)
09. The Sacrifices Of God (3:28)
10. Forgive Them, Father! (4:11)
11. It's Nice To Be Nice (3:43)
12. Sheep Among Wolves (3:24)
13. No Problem! (3:04)
14. Would You Consider (4:21)
15. There Are No Time Clocks In Heaven (3:25)
16. If He's Not The Messiah (3:11)
17. If You Were God (4:05)
All these songs were written prior to 9/11.
“If You Were God,” “In A Moment,” and “Forgive Them, Father,” all seemed to take on a different meaning afterwards. But our recording session had been arranged in October, and with a heavy heart we assembled to present what had been inspired.
“A World of Peace, A World of Love” was written by our arranger Keith Droste many years ago for Pat Boone, but somehow never got recorded. It cried out for this time.
My son, Chris Monaco had painted the cover photo several years ago for a friend who was struggling with an illness and thankfully has recovered. It, too, seemed to symbolize the tragic time this world has experienced. I’m extremely proud to share his talent, and thankful his mother encouraged his study when he was a child.
My longtime collaborator Bob Corwin has sacrificed countless hours to transcribe the songs I sing to him, writing them down on paper. I’m forever indebted to him.
This album is dedicated to all those unsung heroes like yourself who with broken hearts pick up the rubble of your lives and like St. Paul “press on towards the goal” of the heavenly prize that awaits you.