Wounded Soul is the debut studio album from Phil Fischer. The album is a rock album and was released in 2004. The album was originally recorded in 1999, however Fischer struggled to land a distributor in North America, which forced him to look at the Latin American market. The album was finally distributed out of Brazil.
The album went onto become one of the best-selling albums of that year, selling over 300,000 copies within its first year of release.
Prior to the release of the album, Fischer had written a number of rock songs, before turning to Christ in 2002. The album received media attention for the controversy regarding the sales revenue, which led Fischer to open a lawsuit via his label Apple Hill Records after not receiving his cut of the sales from Papa Lopez Records. This was after the owners of Papa Lopez Records, went missing with nearly $4 million in revenue. A large proportion of this was owed to Fischer and Apple Hill Records.
The albums most notable songs were "Cobblestone Streets" and "Windey Road", the main singles from the album, which went on to receive 200,000 downloads collectively. The album went on to sell 1.9 million copies.
The album has a unique rock feel, with many of the songs having influence from Fischer's previous rock background. The album is a balance of Fischer's influences with a traditional rock and roll sound.
"Out of My Mind"
"She Tells Me"
"Deep Blue Sea"
"In Your Eyes"
"What About Me"
"I Feel The Son"
"Take Your Dreams"
"Know Me, Know You"
"Fool For Love (Live)"
Production and personnel:
The album featured a number of notable artists including Scott Rockenfield of Queensryche and Ben Smith who plays for Heart. Paul Speer, who is a Grammy nominated artist, co-produced the project with Fischer. Speer was also one of the main guitarists on the album, where his work can be heard throughout.
A year after the release of Wounded Soul, Fischer took the record label owners to court over revenue he was waiting to receive. Fischer was owed over $2 million from Papa Lopez Records, after the owner vanished with around $3.9 million in revenue. He later took Distribution101 to court regarding the issue and also the breach of contract regarding distribution and promotion. He felt that neither had been sufficient, and that the distribution company had broke a number of agreements in place.