Stand

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All Music Guide - Jared Johnson
Following successes in rock, dance, instrumental and more traditional worship, Michael W. Smith sees no need for further reinvention with his 2006 album Stand. It is an unapologetic commentary that suggests Smith may never run out of polished, heartfelt gems. Stand is another well-produced, balanced collection that neither wins nor loses him any fans. The album title leaves room for multiple interpretations, most likely referring to his unwavering faith but possibly also conferring his desire to stand up for the music that suits him best. Over the years, that has proven to be piano-driven ballads that resonate with the struggling, the suffering and the lost. In that sense...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jared Johnson
Following successes in rock, dance, instrumental and more traditional worship, Michael W. Smith sees no need for further reinvention with his 2006 album Stand. It is an unapologetic commentary that suggests Smith may never run out of polished, heartfelt gems. Stand is another well-produced, balanced collection that neither wins nor loses him any fans. The album title leaves room for multiple interpretations, most likely referring to his unwavering faith but possibly also conferring his desire to stand up for the music that suits him best. Over the years, that has proven to be piano-driven ballads that resonate with the struggling, the suffering and the lost. In that sense the album treads familiar territory, yet "safe" is an inaccurate descriptor since it would connote a lack of ambition. To the contrary, Smith sets grand expectations from the opening rim shots of "Cover Me." The album reaches a tipping point following the rousing "Come to the Cross," closing out with a half-dozen of his trademark ballads. Standout tracks include "How to Say Goodbye," "In Silence" and the contagiously melodic "Escape Your Love." Youth's voices lend a slow build to album closer "Come See" though it's not quite the cathartic equivalent of "All I Want," the last track on 2004's Healing Rain. Regardless, Smith can seemingly do no wrong. Stand continues to endear him to his contemporary Christian and crossover listeners.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/7/2006
  • Label: Reunion
  • UPC: 602341010924
  • Catalog Number: 10109
  • Sales rank: 194,542

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cover Me (3:27)
  2. 2 Open Arms (3:49)
  3. 3 Come to the Cross (4:06)
  4. 4 How to Say Goodbye (2:18)
  5. 5 Be Lifted High (4:10)
  6. 6 Oh Lord, You're Beautiful (2:37)
  7. 7 Grace (4:07)
  8. 8 The Stand (2:54)
  9. 9 Come See (5:23)
  10. 10 In Silence (3:29)
  11. 11 Escape Your Love (3:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael W. Smith Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
James Gregory Bass
Rusty Anderson Guitar
Luis Conte Percussion
David Davidson Violin
Bruce Gaitsch Guitar
DeMarco Johnson Harmonica
Michael Olson Choir, Chorus
Patrick Warren Keyboards, chamberlain
Jeremy Bose Accordion
Lindsay Jamieson Drums
Anna Smith Choir, Chorus
Emily Smith Choir, Chorus
Paul Moak Guitar
Whitney Smith Choir, Chorus
Lani Crump Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Amy Grant Composer
Michael W. Smith Composer, Executive Producer
George Marino Mastering
Jonathan Rathbone String Arrangements
Debbie Smith Composer
Matt Bronleewe Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Ryan Smith Composer
Tim Parker Art Direction
Tyler Smith Composer
Stephanie McBrayer Art Direction
Paul Moak Instrumentation
Rusty Varenkamp Engineer
Joel Houston Composer
Dave Steunebrink Mixing Coordinator
Alice Smith Mixing Coordinator
Whitney Smith Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Great!

    This CD is typical Michael W. Smith. It contains original songs and they are beautiful. I think this is one of the better Michael W. Smith CD's.

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