The Collection

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Depending on their tastes, record buyers are likely to have had one of two different reactions when they came upon the Amy Grant compilation Collection in its initial LP and cassette releases in the summer of 1986. General music fans, aware of Grant, if at all, only for her 1985 Top 40 pop hit "Find a Way," may have wondered why this one-hit wonder deserved a best-of so soon. But contemporary Christian music CCM fans would have been surprised that it wasn't a double album. After all, over the previous eight years, Grant had scored 22 hits on CCM radio according to CCM magazine, all but three of them in the Top Ten. Collection, originally containing only ten tracks with...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Depending on their tastes, record buyers are likely to have had one of two different reactions when they came upon the Amy Grant compilation Collection in its initial LP and cassette releases in the summer of 1986. General music fans, aware of Grant, if at all, only for her 1985 Top 40 pop hit "Find a Way," may have wondered why this one-hit wonder deserved a best-of so soon. But contemporary Christian music CCM fans would have been surprised that it wasn't a double album. After all, over the previous eight years, Grant had scored 22 hits on CCM radio according to CCM magazine, all but three of them in the Top Ten. Collection, originally containing only ten tracks with a running time under 40 minutes standard for the LP era, attempted to address both these constituencies, succeeding with one more than the other. For the general pop fan, it demonstrated that there was more where "Find a Way" came from. The album largely eschewed material from Grant's first five albums, including only "Father's Eyes" from 1979's My Father's Eyes. It was dominated by songs from Grant's mature works Age to Age 1982, Straight Ahead 1984, and Unguarded 1985, with one song from A Christmas Album 1983. Those songs had all been CCM hits, but a longtime fan must have felt that they told only part of the story. And Collection looked forward as well. Each side of the LP led off with a new song, "Stay for Awhile" on the first side and "Love Can Do" on the second. Neither song had religious content though both became CCM hits; both were very much in the synth pop style of Grant's recent music. So, for the most part, Collection satisfied Grant's new fan base while tossing a bone to the faithful. [The original cassette version added five tracks, only one of which, "All I Ever Have to Be," came from Grant's early recordings. A 1990 CD reissue added two more early tracks, giving the album better balance.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/14/2007
  • Label: Sparrow
  • UPC: 094639679423
  • Catalog Number: 96794
  • Sales rank: 15,966

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Amy Grant Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Michael W. Smith Keyboards
Gary Chapman Background Vocals
Robbie Buchanan Keyboards
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Shane Keister Keyboards
Nathan East Bass
David Gamson Keyboards
Chris Harris Background Vocals
Mark Heimermann Background Vocals
Dann Huff Guitar
Paul Leim Drums
Richard Page Background Vocals, Track Performer
Steve Schaffer Synclavier
Greg X. Volz Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Brown Bannister Composer, Producer
Michael Card Composer
Amy Grant Composer, Author
Rich Mullins Composer
Michael W. Smith Composer
Chris Christian Composer
Gary Chapman Composer, Executive Producer
Robbie Buchanan Composer
Spencer Chrislu Engineer
Shane Keister Composer
Ed Goodreau Engineer
Stephen Marcussen Remastering
Johnny Potoker Producer, Engineer
Jack Joseph Puig Engineer
Doug Sax Mastering
Rev. Johnny Thompson Composer
Michael Blanton Executive Producer
Steve McMillan Engineer
Kent Hunter Art Direction
Dan Harrell Executive Producer
J.T. Engineer
Sabrina Buchanek Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Of Amy's Early Songs

    This is collection of all my favorite Amy Grant reglious and spiritual songs. It is an uplifting collection of songs. The songs will speak to you and bring you peace when you least expect it. Highly recommend for song variety and quality

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very Good Work

    This was the first Amy Grant CD I bought, and I could not stop listening to it until I got "Heart In Motion." "Ageless Medley" is my favorite song on the album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AMY GRANT ROCKS!!!

    Amy Grant did a GREAT job on this cd. I especially love Love Can Do, Emmanuel, Eveerywhere I Go, Ageless Medley, and El Shaddai. Her voice is just SO lovely.

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