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East to West
Origin Cleveland, Tennessee
Genres Christian
Years active 1993 (1993) - 1997 (1997)

East to West was a Contemporary Christian music duo from Cleveland, Tennessee formed in 1993.

Background

Neal Coomer and Jay DeMarcus met in Cleveland, TN at Lee College, which is now Lee University and decided to form a Christian pop group along the lines of Level 42 or Go West. They released two albums, East to West in 1993 and North of the Sky, in 1995, which hit #16 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart that same year.[1] The group toured in the United States with Al Denson and 4Him before breaking up in 1997.[2] DeMarcus later went on to become a member of the group Rascal Flatts.

The group's Christian radio hits included "Welcome to the Next Level" (#3, 1994), "Prince of Peace" (#1, 1994), "Hungry for You" (#3, 1995), "Heart on the Line" (#16, 1995), "This Time Around" (#5, 1995), "Still in Love" (#9, 1995), "Live Like I'm Leaving" (#19, 1996), and "Talk to Me" (#15, 1996).[2]

Discography

References

  1. ^ "Billboard". Allmusic.com. http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:hxfwxqqgldde~T5.  
  2. ^ a b Powell, Mark Allan (2002). The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music. Hendrickson. p. 288.  

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East to West
by Algernon Charles Swinburne
This poem is from the collection Astrophel and Other Poems, Book I of The Collected Poetical Works of Algernon Charles Swinburne, Vol. VI.

       Sunset smiles on sunrise: east and west are one,
       Face to face in heaven before the sovereign sun.
     From the springs of the dawn everlasting a glory renews and
           transfigures the west,
     From the depths of the sunset a light as of morning enkindles the
           broad sea's breast,
     And the lands and the skies and the waters are glad of the day's
           and the night's work done.

       Child of dawn, and regent on the world-wide sea,
       England smiles on Europe, fair as dawn and free.
     Not the waters that gird her are purer, nor mightier the winds that
           her waters know.
     But America, daughter and sister of England, is praised of them,
           far as they flow:
     Atlantic responds to Pacific the praise of her days that have been
           and shall be.

       So from England westward let the watchword fly,
       So for England eastward let the seas reply;
     Praise, honour, and love everlasting be sent on the wind's wings,
           westward and east,
     That the pride of the past and the pride of the future may mingle
           as friends at feast,
     And the sons of the lords of the world-wide seas be one till the
           world's life die.

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