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All of a Sudden (album)

All of a Sudden was singer-songwriter John Hiatt's fifth album, released in 1982. It was his first of three albums with Geffen Records. All tracks written by John Hiatt, except where noted "I Look for Love" – 3:34 "This Secret Life" – 3:58 "Overnight Story" – 3:30 "Forever Yours" – 3:48 "Some Fun Now" – 3:21 "The Walking Dead" – 2:54 "I Could Use an Angel" – 3:38 "Getting Excited" – 3:36 "Doll Hospital" – 3:03 "Something Happens" – 3:24 "Marianne" – 2:46 "My Edge of the Razor" – 4:21 John Hiatt - guitar, vocals Jesse Harms - keyboards, background vocals James Rolleston - Bass guitar, background vocals Darrell Verdusco - drums, background vocalsTechnicalLarry Alexander - engineer Nick Taggart - cover illustration Richard Seireeni - art direction Howard Rosenberg - photography

Wilson Carlile

Wilson Carlile, CH was an English evangelist who founded the Church Army, was Prebendary of St Paul's Cathedral. Known as "The Chief," Wilson Carlile has inspired generations of evangelists, he was born in the eldest of a middle-class family of twelve in Brixton, England. As a child, music was a great delight to him. Before he was three, his mother found him on tiptoe trying to play the family piano, he persuaded his mother to help him learn more. From on much of his time was spent on music, he was good at languages. When he was sent to school in France at age fourteen, he learned to speak French. In life, he was proficient at German and Italian. Upon his return from France he joined his grandfather's business firm and by age eighteen, owing to his grandfather's failing health, Carlile came to be in control. Thus, at the beginning of the 1870s he found himself a successful young businessman, he was ambitious, having determined he would earn his first 20,000 pounds before he turned twenty-five. By the time of that birthday, he had made well over that amount.

In 1873, a great depression began and continued with a few breaks until 1896. It brought poverty and distress to working people, but had immediate and disastrous effects upon the business community. Carlile was among those affected by the depression; the prosperity which he had built up failed. Mental strain led to a physical breakdown and for many weeks he was confined to his bed. All this time he had spent in acquiring material wealth and position, all for nothing, he began to question the purpose of life. No answer given to him brought him any satisfaction until he happened to read Mackay's Grace and Truth, he would say: I have seen the crucified and risen Lord as as if He had made Himself visible to my bodily sight. That is for me the conclusive evidence of His existence, he touched my heart, old desires and hopes left it. In their place came the new thought that I might serve Him and His poor and suffering brethren. Although upon his physical recovery his father took him into his own firm, Carlile’s real interest now lay in religious work.

He first joined the Plymouth Brethren who met at Blackfriars in London and worked among young hooligans in that area. Soon he was confirmed in the Church of his father having joined some time before. About this time, in 1875, Dwight L. Moody held his great rallies in Islington. Wilson offered his help. Ira Sankey, the musical director, recognised the young man's ability and placed him at the harmonium where he accompanied the singing of the huge crowds who came to hear Moody. Following this mission he went with Moody to Camberwell where he chose and trained the choir for the South London mission, thus he gained a solid understanding of the techniques of evangelism and the part that music can play. This knowledge would stand him in good stead, he learned more from Dwight Moody than this. He learned the essentials of his new-found faith and became inspired with the ambition of becoming an evangelist. In time he joined the Anglican Communion and decided to take Holy Orders, he was accepted by the London School of Divinity and after 18 months passed his examinations, having been ordained a deacon in St. Paul's Cathedral in Lent of 1880.

Following this, he was accepted as a curate at Kensington. Through his curacy, he wanted to reach people, including the guard at Kensington Palace, who had nothing to do with the church. Ordinary working people regarded the churches as'resorts of the well-to-do' and believed they would find no welcome within. Wilson was determined to break down all barriers. Since none of his efforts to bring ordinary people into his congregation worked, he decided to hold open-air meetings to attract folk as they passed by; as time went on, he drew others to help him and people began gathering in such large numbers that the police told them to'move on.' There were complaints and Carlile was told that his meetings would have to stop, but he was encouraged to continue them elsewhere in a more appropriate spot. Carlile resigned his curacy to devote his time to slum missions, his goal was to use the working person to help fellow workers, but to do so within the structure of the Church of England. Such work had begun in a few other areas of England.

Wilson Carlile wanted to co-ordinate all their efforts, so that trained evangelists could be sent to any parish where they were needed. During this time, he visited The Salvation Army, where he received a "Soldier's Pass," which admitted him to private gatherings, he showed this on a train to his friend, F. S. Webster, the future Rector of All Souls Church, Langham Place. Webster recalls, "I remember Mr. Carlile explained that it was an Army and not a Church, that people could be banded together for purposes of evangelisation and soul-winning." Wilson Carlile began a "Church Salvation Army" in Kensington while F. S. Webster began one in Oxford. Bramwell Booth remembered Webster as "more than once walking in our processions, singing the praises of God though plastered with mud from head to foot."It took time for the idea to catch hold, but in 1882 the Church Army was born. Why'Army?' Carlile's answer was that the evangelists intended to make war against the devil. It was a time of wars – the Franco-German war and the First Boer War were not long over.

It was a time of Army discipline from above. As long as Wilson Carlile was the head of Church Army, he remained authoritative and masterful, but always he recognised the higher authority of the Church of England. No work was carried out in any parish