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Barnes & Noble - Lisa Zhito
What happened to Jonathan Pierce? Last we heard -- back in 1997, to be exact -- the smooth-voiced singer had his feet firmly planted in inspirational ground, churning out gooey Top 40 power ballads and eyeing Larnelle Harris's inspo crown. Seems like the intervening years have given Pierce a dose of crossover ambition. For You finds him effortlessly belting out such obvious crossover hits as the Sting-penned "Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot," the Latin-flavored "Still the Love of My Life," and the sparkling electronica-inflected gem "Life, Love & Happiness" (Cher should be kicking herself for passing on that one). Pierce's vocals are as beautifully on-target as ever, and ...
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Barnes & Noble - Lisa Zhito
What happened to Jonathan Pierce? Last we heard -- back in 1997, to be exact -- the smooth-voiced singer had his feet firmly planted in inspirational ground, churning out gooey Top 40 power ballads and eyeing Larnelle Harris's inspo crown. Seems like the intervening years have given Pierce a dose of crossover ambition. For You finds him effortlessly belting out such obvious crossover hits as the Sting-penned "Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot," the Latin-flavored "Still the Love of My Life," and the sparkling electronica-inflected gem "Life, Love & Happiness" (Cher should be kicking herself for passing on that one). Pierce's vocals are as beautifully on-target as ever, and this time he's backed by a production team that knows what to do with a real pop singer. Brian Rawling and Billy Mann (the hit-making team behind Cher, Enrique Iglesias, Hall & Oates, and others) make all the difference. It would be easy to turn Pierce's vocals --smooth-as-butter with a powerful, rafter-stabbing range when he wants it -- into Christian pap. Instead, For You sparkles with innovation, just as it's energized by an uplifting message that one can take as Christian -- or not. Heavy on the danceable pop, For You nonetheless showcases Pierce the balladeer on the excellent "Everlasting Love" and "I Wouldn't Last a Day." Whether For You will propel Jonathan Pierce into the realm of international stardom remains to be seen, but he has certainly delivered the goods on his end.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/2003
  • Label: Curb Mod Afw
  • UPC: 715187877122
  • Catalog Number: 78771
  • Sales rank: 375,698

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jonathan Pierce Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
David Angell Violin
Tim Barnes Viola, Group Member
David Clayton Keyboards
Dave Cleveland Electric Guitar
Alan Darby Guitar
David Davidson Violin
Carl Gorodetzky Violin
Lee Larrison Violin
Lee Levin Drums
Bob Mason Cello
Lorraine McIntosh Background Vocals
John Read Bass
Michael Rhodes Bass
Steve Rosen Piano, Strings
Alan Umstead Violin
Catherine Umstead Violin
Gary VanOsdale Viola
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale Violin
Ricci P. Washington Background Vocals
Kristin Wilkinson Viola
Billy Mann Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
Steve Lee Background Vocals
Dan Needham Drums
Dan Warner Guitar
Paul Brandt Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
Hazel Fernandez Background Vocals
Alfredo Oliva Violin, Concert Master, Group Member
Huifang Chen Violin, Concert Master, Group Member
Gustavo Correa Violin, Concert Master, Group Member
Orlando J. Forte Violin, Concert Master, Group Member
Chris Glansdorp Cello, Viola, Group Member
Mei Mei Luo Violin, Concert Master, Group Member
Monisa Angell Violin, Viola
Karen Winkelmann Violin
Julie Tanner Cello
Adam Phillips Guitar
Cate Myer Violin
Janet Askey Violin
Mariusz Wojtowica Concert Master
Fisk University Jubilee Singers Choir, Chorus, Guest Appearance
Carole Rabinowitz-Neuen Cello
Miami Symphonic Strings Strings, Track Performer
Paul Moak Guitar
Philip Sheppard Strings
Javier Carrion Bass
Paul T. Kwami Conductor
Diane Wiseberg Viola, Group Member
Technical Credits
Michael Bolton Composer, Producer
Sting Composer
Brian Kennedy Composer
Steve Plunkett Composer
David Clayton Programming
Michael K. Lee Composer
Rob Mathes Engineer
Gary Miller Producer
Brian Rawling Producer
Chris Rodriguez Composer, Producer
Steve Rosen Composer, Programming, Producer
Tommy Sims Composer
Bill Whittington Engineer, Digital Editing, Remixing
Andy Zulla Engineer
Bobby Blazier Composer
Jonathan Pierce Composer
Billy Mann Arranger, Composer, Producer
Steve Lee Composer
Mark Lusk Artist Development
Paul Brandt Composer, Producer
Tom Coyne Mastering
Steve Milo Engineer
Graham Stack Producer, Vocal Producer
Steve Mac Composer
Tony Marty Composer
Jim Daddario Composer
Wayne Hector Composer
Eric Sanicola Arranger, Composer, drum programming
Philip Sheppard Arranger
Javier Carrion Engineer
Tammie Harris Cleek Administration
Steven Sunset Engineer
Victor Lamay String Arrangements
Gary Miller Composer
Shaun Shankel Producer, Engineer, Digital Editing, Remixing
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Where is Jonathon Pierce? We miss his music!!

    Johnathon Pierce has to be one of THE best Christian singers and I sure do miss his music. He is due for another CD and I can't wait. Jonathon, come back!!

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