History of Delirious
Delirious was making waves in its native land of
England long before its music hit the States. But when its music
finally made it here, it rose to popularity fast. Delrious had
the creative product of its seven years deposited on American
soil in less than 24 months.
At the end of '97, Sparrow Records released the
massive two-disc pop/worship album, Cutting Edge, to both strong
reviews and an incredible audience response in the States. Some
of the songs on that album had been recorded over four years earlier,
and the collection had been released throughout the U.K. and Europe
on the band's own Furious Records label.
Then in mid-'98, Sparrow released the band's pop/rock
follow-up, King of Fools, which at that time was already a year
old in the U.K., where the band has a successful mainstream single
Now, shifting into high gear, Delirious released
Mezzamorphis, an album documenting the growth and change in the
band as they traveled their faith-journey and expand musical horizons.
"We're very excited about this record, and
we can't wait for our fans to hear it. Anyone who's really into
music, we think will like it. We've reached the stage, where we've
had to face the reality that we can't please everyone. We take
each step as it comes. We're going to see what happens, and try
to be obedient. We don't have an axe to grind, we're just going
to do what we've always done."
Delirious' Debut Album : King
of Fools - 1997
Cutting Edge - Recorded in 1998 * Mezzamorphis
Live & in The Can - Recorded 1996
Delirious - GLO - October 10th 2000
From Littlehampton, England, this band has spread the news of
Jesus all around the world with worship that rocks! With the hit
song "God's Romance" your heart won't stop dancing!
Delirious - Deeper - The definitive Worship Experience
- October 9th 2001
This two CD set features songs from a lot of Delirious' previous
albums. Deeper: The Definitive Worship Experience traces the history
of the band in songs. On this album, Delirious recorded new versions
of several songs, as well as remixing a few songs. Deeper truly
is a deeper worship experience!
Delirious - Touch - November 19th 2002
After a ten year journey that has seen Delirious go from leading
local youth worship events to leading a worldwide movement in
worship, Delirious offer their fifth studio album: Touch. It's
all about finding and hanging onto that touch from the eternal,
the One without which we cannot survive. The theme spreads throughout
the album, at times delicate, but at a turn expressing the true
grit of a life lived in love with the Son.
Delirious - Libertad - October 26th 2002
12 of your favorite 'Cutting Edge' tracks re-recorded by Delirious
in Spanish, with the title Libertad, which is Spanish for 'Freedom'.
Delirious Band Members:
Martin Smith - Lead Vocals & Guitars
Tim Smith - Keyboards * Jon Thatcher
Stu G. - Guitars & Backing Vocals
Steward Smith - Drums
A highlight of 2003 happened in August, during a
concert at Harvest Crusade in Anaheim's Angel's Stadium. While
the audience listened to the band as they played their hit song,
MAJESTY, while watching a video introduction and a trailer put
together by Mel Gibson, of his film, THE PASSION OF CHRIST, which
has been released to the theaters, on Ash Wednesday, 2004.
Jon described what happened and the band's reaction.
"It was extremely powerful due to the way the lyrics and
visuals harmonize. It's a sweet anthemic melody juxtaposed with
the brutality of the visuals."
"I hope that the film brings home the truth of Jesus
Christ's life. It's so easy to sanitize, water down and make irrelevant,
but hopefully this will bring it back home again for everyone."
Delirious' New Album - World Service - Released
World Service captures the heart and sound of a band in the middle
of something inspirational. Plug into this, the latest offering
from Delirious, and you'll connect to 12 tracks that will do your
heart good. You will also see that when life is tough - but God
is good - the soul finds a stronger melody to sing.
World Service Statement: by Martin Smith
"It's been almost a year since we started writing the songs
for 'World Service' Of course we didn't have a clue that it would
be named that but were simply intent on writing a collection of
words and melodies that went deeper than we'd ever gone before."
"The studio sessions were intense but exhilarating as we
sensed early on that this wasn't going to be just 'another album'.
The life of Delirious has definitely had its twists and turns
of late but we have been graced again with music that you can
feel God smiling at."
"It is going to be a labour of love to tour the world with
these songs and to be a part of Gods 'World Service' See you on
Delirious' 2004 World Tour
It has truly been an all-around-the-world year for
Delirious since the global release of WORLD SERVICE in late 2003
and early 2004. In the United States, the project has earned the
band its best reviews and radio airplay (for "Rain Down" and "Majesty")
since the gold-selling 1997 debut, CUTTING EDGE, which featured
breakthrough hit "I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever." In Germany,
Delirious has notched a major mainstream radio hit with the WORLD
SERVICE track "Inside Outside," followed by a string of high-profile
concert festival and television appearances.
Delirious has accepted an invitation to perform
at the 2004 Olympic Games opening ceremonies in Athens, Greece,
on August 14. Although an exact concert time has not yet been
confirmed, Delirious will take part in the Cultural Committee
of Athens event at Omonia Square.
Soon after the Olympic performance, Delirious has
shows scheduled in Sweden and Switzerland and will tour throughout
its native England during October, 2004.
DRUMS: Stewart Smith
KEYBOARDS: Tim Smith
LEAD VOCALS: Martin Smith
BASS: Jon Thatcher