Almost There [Original]

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Barnes & Noble - Lisa Zhito
five-member praise-and-worship group MercyMe distinguish themselves from all those other P&W bands out there by using rich, evocative production on their folk-pop songs. Songs such as "On My Way to You," "In You," and the rock number "House of God" show MercyMe's knack for tight melodies and evocative arrangements. Lyrically, Almost There offers some truly poignant moments: "I Can Only Imagine" wonders with candor what it would be like one day to walk beside Jesus, and in so doing it nicely avoids any of those sanctimonious expressions that often accompany the topic. The MercyMe guys are obviously crack songwriters -- rumor has it that Amy Grant has recorded their "I ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Lisa Zhito
five-member praise-and-worship group MercyMe distinguish themselves from all those other P&W bands out there by using rich, evocative production on their folk-pop songs. Songs such as "On My Way to You," "In You," and the rock number "House of God" show MercyMe's knack for tight melodies and evocative arrangements. Lyrically, Almost There offers some truly poignant moments: "I Can Only Imagine" wonders with candor what it would be like one day to walk beside Jesus, and in so doing it nicely avoids any of those sanctimonious expressions that often accompany the topic. The MercyMe guys are obviously crack songwriters -- rumor has it that Amy Grant has recorded their "I Can Only Imagine" for an upcoming release. Almost There is the group's seventh release but its first for a major label; so the band has overhauled four previously released songs, "In You," "Call to Worship," "Cannot Say Enough," and "I Can Only Imagine." While the feel is largely light rock with some synth-pop elements thrown in, the edgier "House of God" shows that these guys can rock, too.
All Music Guide - Ashleigh Kittle
Praise and worship band MercyMe is no newcomer to CCM. Previously an independent artist, the group's first label-issued album Almost There was released in August of 2001. The project combines praise and worship with Christian pop and subtle influences of country. With the album, members Bart Millard, James Bryson, Nathan Cochran, Robby Shaffer, and Michael Scheuchzer offer contemporary worship songs including "How Great Is Your Love" and "Worship You."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/14/2001
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998572522
  • Catalog Number: 85725

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Worship You (3:07)
  2. 2 Here Am I (4:20)
  3. 3 On My Way To You (4:06)
  4. 4 How Great Is Your Love (4:14)
  5. 5 I Can Only Imagine (4:08)
  6. 6 Bless Me Indeed (Jabez's Song) (4:14)
  7. 7 Cannot Say Enough (4:47)
  8. 8 House Of God (3:13)
  9. 9 Call To Worship (4:51)
  10. 10 Fall Down (3:45)
  11. 11 In You (4:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
MercyMe Primary Artist
Jim Bryson Keyboards
Technical Credits
Julian Kindred Engineer
Pete Kipley Programming, Producer
Skye McCaskey Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Powerful!!

    This Cd is a true blessing. Which includes, what I think is one of the best songs I've heard in a while ,''I Can Only Imagine.'' It will touch anyone who has ever 'imagined' what it will be like when they'll finally stand face to face with the Almighty. It was like Mercy Me came into my soul and found my very words and feelings. This particular song is a peace of heaven for me on earth. This CD is touching and a package of praise; truly a work of art.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Inspiring!!

    I think that Mercy Me is a really nice group. It's really inspiring Christian Music and I love it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What A Blessing!

    Inspiring music with a powerful message!! Keep up the good work!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Song!!!!

    I am fairly new to contempory christain music. I really enjoyed this clip. I have heard this song several times on the radio and it is always a joy to hear it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent!!!

    This cd is one of the best I've heard!!! Encouraging, uplifting & upbeat. Keep up the good work, MercyMe!!! I especially enjoy the song titled, 'I can only imagine'. Very thought-provoking!!!

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