History

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jared Johnson
History boasts a groovy acoustic funk sound that lands Matthew West in between the likes of Jason Mraz, Gavin DeGraw, and Jack Johnson. The title refers to a headlong look back at his life so far 28 may seem a bit young to begin examining one's life so closely, yet he seems to draw a surprisingly large amount of energy from such reflection. It works well as a concept album that examines surprise! his past, present, and future. Style-wise, it bounces back and forth from soul to rock to even grassroots gospel. West walks down a time line in which he recalls his first believing moment "Next Thing You Know", his search for eternal love "The Day Before You", an affirmation of ...
See more details below
CD
$6.99
BN.com price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (9) from $1.99   
  • New (6) from $2.85   
  • Used (3) from $1.99   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jared Johnson
History boasts a groovy acoustic funk sound that lands Matthew West in between the likes of Jason Mraz, Gavin DeGraw, and Jack Johnson. The title refers to a headlong look back at his life so far 28 may seem a bit young to begin examining one's life so closely, yet he seems to draw a surprisingly large amount of energy from such reflection. It works well as a concept album that examines surprise! his past, present, and future. Style-wise, it bounces back and forth from soul to rock to even grassroots gospel. West walks down a time line in which he recalls his first believing moment "Next Thing You Know", his search for eternal love "The Day Before You", an affirmation of God's presence during a period of doubt "I Know You're There", and other watershed moments of spirituality. At its best, it is a transparent beam of light into the soul of a talented songwriter. At times, however, it is a memory piece with lyrics so personal that it offers little in the way of singalong choruses or radio-friendly pop hooks. Still, the message gets across that everyone has equally poignant and personal moments as these. Upon listening, one can't help but start brainstorming his or her own version of History in hopes of recalling similarly treasured memories.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/21/2005
  • Label: Universal South
  • UPC: 075021034747
  • Catalog Number: 000393102
  • Sales rank: 70,116

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 History (4:03)
  2. 2 Next Thing You Know (3:20)
  3. 3 Only Grace (3:56)
  4. 4 Get Away (3:38)
  5. 5 The Day Before You (4:23)
  6. 6 I Know You're There (4:30)
  7. 7 Nothing Else (3:50)
  8. 8 The Last Ones (4:10)
  9. 9 The Light of Eternity (4:33)
  10. 10 Out of Time (4:12)
  11. 11 A Few More Days (4:04)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Matthew West Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Ashley Cleveland Background Vocals
Eric Darken Percussion
John Catchings Cello
Kim Fleming Background Vocals
Kenny Greenberg Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Vicki Hampton Background Vocals
B. James Lowry Acoustic Guitar
Chris McHugh Percussion, Drums
Mike Payne Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Tim Lauer Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Hammond B3
Matt Payne Drums
Mark Hill Bass
Ken Lewis Percussion, Drums
Jason Houser Background Vocals
Sam Mizell Background Vocals
Joel West Background Vocals
Technical Credits
David Angell String Section
David Davidson String Section
Kenny Greenberg Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Mills Logan Engineer
Pamela Sixfin String Section
Kris Wilkinson String Section
Helen Darling Composer
Tim Lauer Programming, String Arrangements
Monisa Angell String Section
Jan Cook Art Direction
Jason Houser Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Tim Frank Art Direction
Matthew West Composer, Producer, String Arrangements, Audio Production
Sam Mizell Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously