― I used to see the "Imperials" on television back when they were performing Southern Gospel music. I wasn't a big fan of the music, but I could appreciate what they were doing. ∙ As the years went by, the group cycled through a line-up of members and began to develop a more contemporary pop sound. There was still a focus on the vocal harmonies, but the sound was definitely moving toward a more modern audience. ∙ The album Free the Fire was where I came on board in 1989. This [...].