Behind the Eyes

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/14/2007
  • Label: Sparrow
  • UPC: 094639680023
  • Catalog Number: 96800

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Amy Grant Primary Artist, Primary Artist, 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, 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, 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 III 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
Bob Ludwig Mastering
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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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    My favorite Amy Grant album and a contrast to the more famous Heart In Motion.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amy at her most vulnerable yet!!!

    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.

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