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All Music Guide - Evan Cater
When you stop to think about it, it's difficult to pinpoint what it was that propelled Amy Grant to her unquestioned position as the reigning queen of Christian contemporary music. It wasn't her songwriting ability; Grant has rarely written, save for collaborations with greater talents like Michael W. Smith, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Keith Thomas, or ex-husband Gary Chapman. Nor did she achieve fame through any particular accomplishment as a musician, as was the case with her CCM contemporaries Smith, Phil Keaggy and Keith Green. The record jacket for Never Alone pictures her sitting next to an acoustic guitar, but all of the guitars on the record as on all of her records are ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Evan Cater
When you stop to think about it, it's difficult to pinpoint what it was that propelled Amy Grant to her unquestioned position as the reigning queen of Christian contemporary music. It wasn't her songwriting ability; Grant has rarely written, save for collaborations with greater talents like Michael W. Smith, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Keith Thomas, or ex-husband Gary Chapman. Nor did she achieve fame through any particular accomplishment as a musician, as was the case with her CCM contemporaries Smith, Phil Keaggy and Keith Green. The record jacket for Never Alone pictures her sitting next to an acoustic guitar, but all of the guitars on the record as on all of her records are handled by session artists. She is known primarily as a vocalist, but unlike Sandi Patti or Charlie Peacock, she is not a particularly powerful or distinctive singer. Her voice is pleasant, pretty, and appealing, but limited in range and, especially on early records like Never Alone, sometimes thin and breathy. It's tempting to speculate that her friendly Everywoman persona struck a chord with fans as it undoubtedly did or that she looked exceptionally attractive in leopard skin jackets and pink lamé pants which probably helped. But it's probably more accurate to say that Grant just got lucky in being the beneficiary of extremely skillful marketing campaigns by Word and A&M Records, who helped her develop a career-spanning ability to roll with the times and reinvent herself stylistically. This ability can be demonstrated by comparing the light pop of Never Alone songs like "Walking Away With You," "That's the Day" and "It's a Miracle" with later keyboard-pop hits such as "Love Will Find a Way" and "Baby Baby." Like the singer herself, Never Alone is pleasantly overachieving, easy to like but not particularly deserving of deep respect.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/14/2007
  • Label: Sparrow
  • UPC: 094639678723
  • Catalog Number: 96787

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Look What Has Happened to Me (3:13)
  2. 2 So Glad (4:42)
  3. 3 Walking Away with You (4:25)
  4. 4 Family (2:44)
  5. 5 Don't Give up on Me (3:58)
  6. 6 That's the Day (3:42)
  7. 7 If I Have to Die (3:47)
  8. 8 All I Ever Have to Be (2:36)
  9. 9 It's a Miracle (2:45)
  10. 10 Too Late (3:17)
  11. 11 First Love (2:51)
  12. 12 Say Once More (2:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Amy Grant Primary Artist, Vocals
Brown Bannister Background Vocals
Gary Chapman Background Vocals
Mark Morris Percussion
Pete Bordinella Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar
Steve Brantley Background Vocals
Thomas Cain Piano, Background Vocals
Clay Caire Drums
Jimmy Capps Acoustic Guitar
Johnny Christopher Acoustic Guitar
Roger Clark Drums
Diana DeWitt Background Vocals
Bruce Dees Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Shane Keister Synthesizer, Piano
David Hungate Bass
Clayton Ivey fender rhodes
Patti Leatherwood Background Vocals
Paul Leim Drums
Timothy May Guitar, Electric Guitar
Farrell Morris Percussion, Marimbas
Larry Muhoberac Piano
Fred Petry Percussion
Gary Pigg Background Vocals
Cindy Reynolds Harp
Jerry Roberts Accordion
Denis Solee Flute, Saxophone, Lyricon
Billy Joe Walker Jr. Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Belinda West Background Vocals
Jack Williams Bass
Bob Wray Bass, Acoustic Bass
Greg Gordon Background Vocals
Billy Joe Walker Acoustic Guitar
Joe Schmee Bass
Roger "Little" Clark Drums
Technical Credits
Brown Bannister Producer
Amy Grant Author
John Darnall String Arrangements
Ronn Huff String Arrangements
Shane Keister String Arrangements
Don Hart Horn Arrangements
Glenn Meadows Mastering
Jack Joseph Puig Engineer
Ben Peters Composer
Michael Blanton Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My favorite album in the whole world!

    A wonderfully beautiful and joyful dance-to-it reminder of God's love in realistic, modern terms! (Please note that I am not a born-again or fanatical anything, but my relationship with God is a very happy and important aspect of my life!)

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