This offering includes the remastered original HOPE Album and includes:
1) An MP3 download directly to you
2) A Music WAv.file that you can download, and play or use to burn your own CD
The HOPE Albums include:
1) Where do you want to go; songwriter: Wayne McKibbin
2) One Man : songwriter: Ray Boyd Sibley
3) Find Him: songwriter: Wayne McKibbin
4) Deliverance: songwriter: Jim Croegaert
5) From Thy Father's Hand: songwriter: Ray Boyd Sibley
6) Walking Over Hills and Valleys : songwriter: Wayne McKibbin
7) One of These: songwriter: Jim Croegaert
8) Little Things: songwriter: Dave Klug
9) Valley of Hope: songwriter: Ray Boyd Sibley
10) Cold Morning: songwriter: Jim Croegaert
11) Everyone Needs: songwriter: Wayne McKibbin.
The HOPE Album was recorded at Manta Sound Studio, Toronto, Canada
Producer: Jack Richardson
Record Company: A&M Records, Hollywood, CA 1971
The new Master was created by Jeffrey Neil, musician, sound engineer and producer. Jeffrey took out all the scratch and pop sounds from the original album, applied the perfect amount of processing and equaliztion to make the Album come alive, preserving the HOPE sound.
He checked and rechecked every song along the process by emailing both Jim Croegaert and yours truly previews of each song until perfection was complete.
Jeffrey, we are forever grateful to your services to preserve the timeless message of HOPE for future generations.
The band originated in the hills and valleys of Esofia, Wisconsin
where 13 of us lived together at the McKibbin house in Esofea.
We signed our recording contract with A&M Records in 1970 with the album released in the Spring of 1971.
Members, lower left to right:
Wayne McKibbin, Jeff Cozy,
upper left to right:
Dave Klug, Ray Boyd Sibley,
The band signed a toouring contract with the William Morris Agency in Chicago, opening concerts for many classic rock bands like The James Gang, Alice Cooper, Chase and many others. HOPE performed its final concert at Esofea Park, Esofea, Wisconsin in July of 1972.
The whole community from Coon Valley, Viroqua, Westby, LaCrosse and Esofea came out ot support the band.
Wayne McKibbin was our lead guitar player, a gifted singer and songwriter.
We spent our frist 2 years at his house in Esofea where the "Jam" began at sunset and music could be heard throughout the night throughout the entire Esofean valley. A most memorable time and the beginnings of our spiritual search for God.
See my 'tribute video to Wayne McKibbin page at: Tribute to Wayne M
Jeff Cozy and I met up with Wayne and Jim and Dave in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, when we were traveling and playing in difference bands. We got together for a "jam" session after hours at the Purple Haze Night club and the rest is history. HOPE was born!
The above picture is from the 1970 Rock Fest at Poynette, Wisconsin
HOPE band spent many hours at Esofea park. From picnics, to bonfires, to twilight hide and seek on full moon nights, to countless walks from Wayne's house past the church and up the old winding road to the park entrance. We shared alot of hopes and dreams on those memorable walks. And when the time was right and ordained, we found the Spirit of God as well.
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