Time To Come  (Acts  AX-783)  1978


Acts, The - Things To Come


Admittedly this is not what is generally considered a cutting-edge style, but like a hardy fungus it grew on me.  By this time The Acts’ sound had evolved into a highly-polished summery blend of easy moods: jazz, soft rock, pop, lounge, funk, MOR and samba, all linked by smooth airy male/female harmonies.  Horn player Rande Isabella does a pretty impressive Maynard Ferguson impression.  Not every cut makes the grade, but a good many I found to be surprisingly digestible.  Same sundial cover as Emmaus Road Band.  All three of these records are obscure-as-heck custom jobs.    (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).




Sorry I have not found this album yet.  The below information was found here:  http://www.discogs.com/Acts-Time-To-Come/release/3022845


A1 He Already Loves Us

Songwriter – Rande Isabella

A2 Just In Time

Songwriter – Howard McCrary

A3 To You

Songwriter – Rande Isabella

A4 The Renewel

Lyrics By – Jerry Heavner Music By – Rande Isabella

A5 I’ll Still Love You

Songwriter – Howard McCrary

B1 Share The Love

Songwriter – Rande Isabella

B2 The Seeds

Songwriter – Howard McCrary

B3 Sing And Rejoice

Songwriter – Rande Isabella

B4 Just The Beginning

Songwriter – Rande Isabella

B5 Time To Come

Songwriter – Rande Isabella


  • Arranged By – Rande Isabella
  • Backing Vocals – Royce Taylor
  • Bass – Rande Isabella
  • Drums – Gary Terpak, Nick Teminsky
  • Engineer – Dan Sabella, Rande Isabella
  • Flugelhorn [Solo] – Rande Isabella
  • Guitar – Mike Baranski
  • Keyboards – Dan Shapiro, Jim Moran, Rande Isabella
  • Lead Vocals – Mark Sabella, Rick Baker (3), Ruben Vasquez, Sue Byo, Tom Sabella
  • Percussion – Rande Isabella
  • Piano – Carla Painter, Howard McCrary, Jim Garber
  • Producer – Rande Isabella
  • Saxophone – Dave D’Angelo, Dave LaLama
  • Trombone – Jim Masters (2)
  • Trumpet – Rande Isabella


Recorded and Mixed at Inner Chamber Sound Labs, Girard, OH.

Recorded with Tascam Series 70 8-track recorder through a Model 10 console. Mixed to Revox A-77, using .

Recorded 1977-1978.

Despite this recording only having 8 tracks, there were 45 different overdubbed parts on the song Time to Come, including a dozen guitar parts and more than 20 vocal tracks.