QUAD

by Sweet Crystal

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    Sweet Crystal's latest release "QUAD" featuring the 2015 Global Music Award winning song "Foot Of The Cross". Bonus track: 14 minute WCSX Interview (available only on CD)

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The return of thirteen time Detroit Music Award winners SWEET CRYSTAL with their latest release “QUAD” finds the band sounding larger and more powerful than ever, thanks to the collaboration with award-winning mixer/engineer Chuck Alkazian (Christina Aguilera, R Kelly, Mitch Ryder, Pop Evil) and Pearl Sound Studios, Canton, MI.

From the opening flourish of “Fanfare” right into the slide-guitar driven progressive rock anthem “Foot Of The Cross”, these songs will satisfy the cravings for more SWEET CRYSTAL from even the most demanding fans.

Featuring performances by special guest vocalists Amy Susan Heard and David Perez , there are storylines and soaring musical lines on QUAD for every taste and situation.

“We've really upped our sonic onslaught with QUAD” says founding member Marq Andrew Speck. “There are songs here about desperation and redemption, asking questions of faith and finding real answers for our lives as well as some mighty sweet instrumentals.”

The physical CD also contains a 14 minute bonus track: an in-depth interview with the band, giving listeners more insight into SWEET CRYSTAL and what QUAD is all about; a must have for new and classic fans alike.

SWEET CRYSTAL is a very rare group of musicians. Not only has the band remained in existence for an impressive 40 years, but also the core trio of Marq Andrew Speck (lead vocals, keyboards), Bill Blatter (guitar, vocals) and Steve Wieser (drums) has remained intact for the entirety of that time. Perhaps most importantly, the band has remained standing strong on the front lines of the Michigan Christian rock scene, even before that music genre had a name.

SWEET CRYSTAL and QUAD – still “Reaching The World, One Song At A Time ™”!

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released March 31, 2015

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Sweet Crystal Detroit, Michigan

Seventeen time Detroit Music Award winners SWEET CRYSTAL bring over 4 decades of power and passion with music that's inspiring and a message that's universal in it's appeal and purpose. Marq Andrew Speck- lead vocals and keys; Bill Blatter-guitars and Steve Wieser on drums. Sweet Crystal - just exactly what you need to hear, just when you need it most. Sweet, very sweet. ... more

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Track Name: Foot Of The Cross
I woke up this morning I was lying on the floor
Thought to myself “I can’t take this any more.
This life that I’m living, I’d be better off dead.”
That’s when I heard a small Voice in my head (and it said):

CHORUS:
At The Foot Of The Cross / The Foot Of The Cross
Salvation / redemption / a new life;
this is what it will cost
Bring all your troubles and treasures and count - count them as loss

I rolled myself over and as far as I could see
There was no one around, nobody sitting there with me
“This must be the end, I must be coming undone.”
Then the Voice laughed and said, “No, this is only just begun”

CHORUS

Change didn’t come easy, didn’t happen over night
Introspection, reflection and prayer finally made me right
And just when I thought that I had nothing left to learn
The Voice spoke up and said; “Now it’s someone else’s turn”

CHORUS

I wake up each morning a born again man
I live my life each day with a purpose,
a goal and a plan
The door is wide open:
It’s your time to step across
Just come in and join us
At the foot, at the foot of the cross!
Track Name: Some People May Ask
Some people may ask,
 Where is God in this ache?
Where is God in heartbreak?
 Where is God in this?


Some people may say,
 Where is God in this pain?

Where is God in my rain?
 Where is God in this?



But I know Lord, you are there,

Holding me through my every care.

Taking hearts we think will never mend.


And I know Lord, you see me,

Sheltering me in every need.

Holding me closer than a friend.



Now I know that
I see God in this pain,

I see God through hard rain.

He is there for me.


And I know that
God is there through each ache.

God can care for heartbreak.

He’ll take care of me.




Some people may ask

Where is God in this place?

Where is God and his grace?
 Where is God in this?


Some people may say
 How can God see us here?

How can God see our tears?
 How is God in this?



But I know Lord, you are there,

Holding me through my every care,
Taking hearts we think will never mend.


And I know Lord, you see me,

Sheltering me in every need,
Holding me closer than a friend.



Now I know that
God sees me in this place,

God is here with his grace,

God is here in this.


And I know that 
God is next to me here,

God can wipe away my tears,

taking care of this.

I see God in this pain,

I see God through hard rain.

He is there for me.



And I know that
God is there through each ache.

God can care for heartbreak.

He’ll take care of me.



Track Name: Anthem
THE TIME IS COMING
THO’ WE DON’T KNOW WHEN
THE LION WILL LIE
DOWN WITH THE LAMB
AND EVERY KNEE WILL BOW,
EVERY VOICE WILL SING
TO THE GLORY OF THE RISEN KING
Track Name: Him Alone
I KNOW THAT HE IS KING
RULER OVER EVERYTHING
THE ENEMY WILL NOT PREVAIL
BECAUSE JESUS GAVE HIS LIFE FOR BAIL
AND I KNOW THAT HE WILL NEVER LET ME DOWN
IF I PUT ALL MY TRUST IN HIM ALONE

WHEN THE WORLD WEIGHS ON MY SHOULDERS
AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO
I JUST TRUST IN WHAT HE TOLD ME
THAT HE WILL SEE ME THROUGH
GODS FAITH MAKES ME STRONGER
WHILE MY FLESH ONLY MAKES ME FALL
SO I TRUST IN WHAT HE'S SHOWN ME
I’VE RECEIVED MY VERY CALL

I KNOW THAT HE IS KING
RULER OVER EVERYTHING
THE ENEMY WILL NOT PREVAIL
BECAUSE JESUS GAVE HIS LIFE FOR BAIL

(CHORUS)
AND I KNOW THAT HE WILL NEVER LET ME DOWN
AND I KNOW THAT HE WILL ALWAYS BE AROUND
AND I KNOW THAT HE WILL LIFT ME OFF THE GROUND
IF I PUT ALL MY TRUST IN HIM ALONE

SO IF WE KEEP OUR EYES TOWARD HEAVEN
THAN WE WILL START TO SEE
THE CHAINS THAT ALWAYS BOUND US
WILL ALL BE BROKEN FREE
GODS FAITH WILL MAKE US STRONGER
WHEN OUR FLESH ALWAYS MAKES US FALL
SO JUST TRUST IN HIS SON JESUS
HE DIED TO FREE US ALL

I KNOW THAT HE IS KING
RULER OVER EVERYTHING
THE ENEMY WILL NOT PREVAIL
BECAUSE JESUS GAVE HIS LIFE FOR BAIL

CHORUS

WHEN THE WORLD WEIGHS ON YOUR SHOULDERS
AND YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO
JUST TRUST IN WHAT HE TOLD YOU
AND HE WILL SEE YOU THROUGH

AND I KNOW...