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First Watch

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Category: CCM Hard Rock
Year: 1989
Label: Enigma/Benson
Catalog Number: CD02535
Rating: 8.31 out of 10. (44 ratings)

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Paul Cawley lead vocals, guitar
David Bach bass, vocals
Rikk Hart drums
Tony Palacios lead guitar, vocals
1.  I'll Never Leave You  4:31
2.  Mystery Man  4:07
3.  Livin' For the Promise  4:08
4.  Miracle  4:55
5.  Saints Battalion  3:47
6.  Kingdom of Rock  3:25
7.  The Good Life  4:41
8.  One of a Kind  3:33
9.  World Without Love  3:55
10.  Rock in Victory  3:49
11.  Hyperdrive bonus track  4:17
12.  Marching On bonus track  3:55
Total Running Time:  49:03

Existing comments about this CD

From: wadelink   (IP unknown) Date: November 20, 2001 at 4:05
this is a great record- the songs are catchy and guitars are very cool
From: Carlos   (IP unknown) Date: December 20, 2001 at 12:57
this a great band, is this record Tony is very agressive's guitar.
From: kevensyle   (IP unknown) Date: April 9, 2002 at 18:26
Excellent music and background vocals on this record. Simplistic lyrics, but the music and bgv's make up for it. Their sound is similar to Dokken. It's 80's hair band metal for sure.
From: Tom   (IP unknown) Date: July 21, 2002 at 15:15
A VERY underrated album. This album gets lost in the Jamie Rowe-era of Guardian and that's a shame. Not because Rowe-era Guardian is bad (quite the contrary - I love Jamie's vocals!), but because this is such a great record. And you must get the CD that has the two bonus tracks. These two songs are probably my favorites, believe it or not! But there's tons to like here. 'Rooooooooock Innn Victoryyyy!!! Noooooo way yooooouuuuuu can lose!' Ahhh...this is a great CD.
From: Ty   (IP unknown) Date: August 3, 2002 at 7:56
For me (...and I'm only speaking for myself), a band's first album is, usually, their best; and Guardian's 'First Watch' is no exception! This album had a hard edge to it that I really like, and I miss Paul Cawley's vocals which, in my opinion, had a Don Dokken vibe to them. Another 10/10 for me. Not a disappointing track to be found!
From: Demos valera   (IP unknown) Date: December 28, 2002 at 7:55
I am glad for the Heaven's Metal web page. I hope you could improve it for the interaction point of young people around the World.
From: Scott   (IP unknown) Date: January 5, 2004 at 14:03
I have to agree with Tom's review above. This CD is a forgotten jem. I saw Guardian on their 'Fire and Love' tour with Jamie Rowe singing many of these classics. He sounded great. It's a shame they totally forgot about this album after that tour.
From: Dusty   (IP unknown) Date: February 13, 2004 at 17:31
I personnaly like Jamie better than Paul, but the guitarwork is awesome!! It rocks from start to finish!
From: lonewolf   (IP unknown) Date: April 20, 2004 at 18:13
i am looking for this cd. e-mail me at & tell me price,sh./h. & your mailing address. thanks!
From: GroovyLime   (IP unknown) Date: September 3, 2004 at 18:34
Awesome album. I like Jamie's vocals better, but Paul is still excellent. This is when Guardian were metal.
From: illimey   ( Date: April 4, 2005 at 10:52
Brilliant. Maybe 9.5 compared to the next one's 10, but still utterly essential.
From: eWerend   ( Date: February 18, 2007 at 8:44
Fantastico disco, tiene la esencia del hard de la epoca, buenas guitarras, grandes coros, fuerza, gran grupo de christian rock. No decepciona, todo lo contrario engancha.
From: Rockevin   ( Date: July 7, 2007 at 15:46
Siempre he querido conseguir este CD pero no lo he podido comprar ni bajar por internet. Me consideraba un fanatico de Guardian Hasta que conoci otras buenas bandas de rock cristiano

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