This is the first solo project Ed Melendez undertook. Produced in 1997. This album was a mixture of previously recorded yet unreleased music, and original music that had never seen the inside of a recording studio. Edward's vision was to take a number of previously unrecorded songs and finally give them life, and produce them as they were meant to be heard.
The first song written specifically for the new album was the title track, "If You Believe". A 7/8 rocker in the style of Marillion's "Hooks In You".
"If You Believe" would also be a vehicle to showcase Edward's skill as an instrumental composer. Songs such as"Winter in the Sky" and "Jessica's Song", highlight Edward's ability to write elaborate orchestration and melodies for a multitude of instruments.
Edward would also showcase his spiritual side by contributing a number of original contemporary praise and worship songs, such as "You Are Here", "Light of The World", and the 6/8 song, "Ancient of Days". These would be Edward's first contribution to the contemporary Christian genre.
The songs Edward looked most forward to completing were the ones that had never been tracked in a studio before, like the Fable composition, "Sailing Sam". This song and others had waited years to get into a recording studio. Finally having the skills and the artistic wherewithal to be able to bring all of these songs to a place they deserved, was enough reward.
The remaining tracks were songs co-written by Edward for other band projects that had been shelved for years. They were made up of the unfinished albums by the groups, Fair Exchange and Crimson Fable. These songs include: "After The Rain", "When The Angels Come", "Higher and Higher", and Find Your Way. These songs display the potential both Fair Exchange and Crimson Fable had to offer.
Album cover design: Gary Zdenek