Behind the Eyes

Behind the Eyes

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by Amy Grant
     
 

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When Behind the Eyes came out in 1997, Amy Grant had been recording for 20 years. And it was obvious that she still had a lot left to say. In contrast to the high-tech slickness that characterized some of her previous A&M efforts, the earthy Eyes finds Grant playing a lot of jangly acoustic guitar and bringing a folk appeal to her pop-rock. Most of the

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When Behind the Eyes came out in 1997, Amy Grant had been recording for 20 years. And it was obvious that she still had a lot left to say. In contrast to the high-tech slickness that characterized some of her previous A&M efforts, the earthy Eyes finds Grant playing a lot of jangly acoustic guitar and bringing a folk appeal to her pop-rock. Most of the writing is excellent, and Grant offers some of the most meaningful, insightful songs of her career. "Nobody Home" describes the economic hardship that has ravaged a small town, while the country-influenced "Curious Thing" examines the ways in which a person's life can change radically. "Turn This World Around," "Takes a Little Time" and "Somewhere Down the Road" offer a message of hope and optimism without being Pollyanna-ish -- Grant acknowledges that life is hard and difficult, but insists that there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Both musically and lyrically, Behind the Eyes is one of Grant's best albums ever.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/14/2007
Label:
Sparrow
UPC:
0094639680023
catalogNumber:
96800

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Amy Grant   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Jerry Douglas   Dobro
Donna McElroy   Background Vocals
David Lindley   Guitar,Hawaiian Guitar,Weissenborn
Matt Rollings   Piano
Phil Madeira   Accordion,Hammond Organ,Track Performer,Hammond Synth
Keith Thomas   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Sam Bacco   Percussion
Steve Brewster   Guitar,Drums
Chad Cromwell   Drums
Christine Dente   Background Vocals
Carl Gorodetzky   Strings
Kenny Greenberg   Guitar,Electric Guitar
John Hammond   Drums,Tambourine,Shaker
Mark Hammond   Drums,Hammond Organ,Tambourine,Shaker
Byron House   Bass
Dann Huff   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Gordon Kennedy   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Wayne Kirkpatrick   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals,Hammered Dulcimer,Hi String,Harmony,Vocal Harmony
Larry Klein   Bass,Fretless Bass Guitar
Greg Leisz   Pedal Steel Guitar
Sam Levine   Flute
Michelle Lewis   Background Vocals
John Magnie   Accordion
Carl Marsh   Euphonium,Keyboards
Bob Mason   Strings
Chris McHugh   Drums
Terry McMillan   Harmonica,Percussion
Jerry McPherson   Acoustic Guitar,Bassoon,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Gut String Guitar,Ebo
William Owsley   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Chris Rodriguez   Background Vocals
Tommy Sims   Acoustic Guitar,Bass
Jimmie Lee Sloas   Bass
Jackie Street   Bass
Kristin Wilkinson   Strings
Kris Wilkinson   Strings
Kim Keyes   Background Vocals
Spencer Campbell   Bass,Drums
Lisa Cochran   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Tabitha Fair   Background Vocals
Dan Needham   Drums
Billy Gaines   Background Vocals
Tim Lauer   Accordion,Melodica,Pump Organ,Wurlitzer
Keith Thompson   Track Performer
Rick Polmbi   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Amy Grant   Executive Producer
Ronn Huff   String Arrangements
Keith Thomas   Arranger,Programming,Producer,String Arrangements
David Anderle   Executive Producer
Eric Elwell   Overdub Assistant
Mark Hammond   Programming,drum programming
Craig Hansen   Engineer,overdub engineer
Wayne Kirkpatrick   Producer
Tom Laune   Engineer,overdub engineer
Dan Marnien   Engineer,overdub engineer
Jerry McPherson   Laud
Bill Whittington   Engineer
Michael Blanton   Executive Producer
Greg Ross   Art Direction
Glenn Spinner   Overdub Assistant
Eric Greedy   Overdub Assistant
Frank Rinella   Overdub Assistant
David Nottingham   Overdub Assistant
Andy Haller   Overdub Assistant
Mike Zainer   Overdub Assistant
Thomas Johnson   Overdub Assistant

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Behind the Eyes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! I have followed Amy's career since Father's Eyes. I think that this is by far her truest, most vulnerable attempt to date. She bares all in this up close and personal CD. Gritty and realistic -- we can't help but wonder the emotions behind such a work. I applaud her efforts.
historianWI More than 1 year ago
The electric keyboards are stipped away for a more natural sound so just the woman and her guitar are brought more up to the front of the mix. No circus music here because it wouldn't match up with the lyrics: her most emotional album. There are beautiful guitar-based backgrounds, but they never overshadow the words.