The Rance Allen Group Set To Release 25th Project

the-rance-allen-group-live-from-san-franciscoGrammy Award nominated trio The Rance Allen Group has announced the upcoming release of their brand new project titled Live From San Francisco. The effort serves as the group’s 25th album and third live project. The group pioneered the fusion of R&B-styled rhythms with spiritual and message music themes in the 1970s. It’s a winning style that has won them fans as varied as American Idol’s Randy Jackson and `80s rockers Huey Lewis & The News.

An eleven-song set, Live From San Francisco was recorded at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium in Richmond, CA.

“The theme really is to be encouraged in a very kind of depressed time,” says Rance Allen who sees parallels between today’s social climate and that of when his group was formed during the Civil Rights and Vietnam eras.  “It’s a time of unusual stress with all of the killings going on, the political mess that’s going on and there’s just so many people who have just moved away from trusting God and believing in Jesus Christ. Our job of encouraging and uplifting will never be done. We’ll have to keep working on this until the Lord comes to take us home.”

the-rance-allen-group-in-san-franciscoThe album is led by the single “All Day Long”, a warm, uplifting song of praise set to a smooth and mellow R&B flavored groove with a Jazzy horn arrangement.  The project features new songs such as the ballad “My Delight” (led by Steve Allen), the quartet-styled “Hold On” and the soulful tune “Vessel” that is guaranteed to raise the heaviest of roofs.

The group also dusts off some stellar B-sides from past albums and gives them new arrangements such as the old school soul of “Like A Good Neighbor” and the funk of  “I’m Not Givin’ Up Givin’ Out Givin’ Givin’ In”, lead by Tom Allen. The group provides some dance-floor rhythms with songs such as “Got Me Dancin’,” “Can’t Give Up (The Groove)” and “Victory Dance” along with the group’s signature songs  “Miracle Worker” and “Something About The Name of Jesus.”

Live From San Francisco is available for pre-order at digital outlets such as iTunes and and will hit stores on October 28 on the Tyscot Records imprint.

The Rance Allen Group: Live From San Francisco
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