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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Unguarded, Amy Grant's sixth regular studio album and ninth album overall, marked her big pop move. After 1982's Age to Age and 1984's Straight Ahead went gold despite distribution restricted mainly to Christian bookstores, Grant's management forged a distribution deal with major independent A&M Records for Unguarded, and the album was backed with a promotional campaign and national tour in keeping with a front-line pop act. Grant's producer, Brown Bannister, had been listening carefully to the pop charts throughout her career, and here he seemed determined to give her the kind of sound that would compete successfully on the secular airwaves of the day. For the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Unguarded, Amy Grant's sixth regular studio album and ninth album overall, marked her big pop move. After 1982's Age to Age and 1984's Straight Ahead went gold despite distribution restricted mainly to Christian bookstores, Grant's management forged a distribution deal with major independent A&M Records for Unguarded, and the album was backed with a promotional campaign and national tour in keeping with a front-line pop act. Grant's producer, Brown Bannister, had been listening carefully to the pop charts throughout her career, and here he seemed determined to give her the kind of sound that would compete successfully on the secular airwaves of the day. For the mid-'80s, that meant synthesizers, programmed drums, and more synthesizers. And Bannister succeeded. It was easy to imagine the tracks on Unguarded being played alongside hits by the Cars, Duran Duran, and Thompson Twins on pop radio. What also made that transition easier was the only lightly spiritual content of the lyrics. In song after song, Grant who contributed to seven of the ten tunes, mostly writing words and her collaborators described life as a struggle and suggested encouragement; if you listened carefully, words like "God," "Jesus," "holy," and "pray" might turn up once per song, or might be only implied by context. In her earnest breathy voice, Grant instructed her fans that they'd better "Wise Up," "Fight," and know "Who to Listen To" and who not to listen to, but, as those fans bopped along to the synthesized beats, they could be forgiven for missing most of the Christian message if they didn't consult the lyric sheet. As a result, Unguarded worked as intended, producing a Top 40 hit in "Find a Way" and reaching the Top 40 of the LP chart itself. And, as would become apparent, that was only the beginning.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/14/2007
  • Label: Sparrow
  • UPC: 094639679324
  • Catalog Number: 96793
  • Sales rank: 28,620

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Love of Another Kind (3:22)
  2. 2 Find a Way (3:28)
  3. 3 Everywhere I Go (4:35)
  4. 4 I Love You (4:25)
  5. 5 Stepping in Your Shoes (4:37)
  6. 6 Fight (4:43)
  7. 7 Wise Up (3:52)
  8. 8 Who to Listen To (4:22)
  9. 9 Sharayah (4:52)
  10. 10 The Prodigal (5:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Amy Grant Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Donna McElroy Background Vocals
Michael W. Smith Synthesizer, Moog Synthesizer, Memory Moog
Bill Champlin Vocals, Background Vocals
Gary Chapman Background Vocals
Jon Goin Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Chris Eaton Background Vocals
Mike Brignardello Bass
Robbie Buchanan Synthesizer, Piano, Synthesizer Bass, DX-7, Jupiter 8
Kathy Burdick screams
Lenny Castro Percussion
Shane Keister Synthesizer, Piano, Moog Synthesizer, fairlight, fender rhodes, Memory Moog
Kim Fleming Background Vocals
Tommy Funderburk Background Vocals
Steve George Background Vocals
Chris Harris Background Vocals, screams
Dann Huff Guitar, Electric Guitar, Soloist
Paul Jackson Jr. Electric Guitar
Tom Kelly Background Vocals
Michael Landau Guitar, Electric Guitar, Soloist
Paul Leim Drums, drum overdubs, Linn
Richard Page Background Vocals
Gary Pigg Background Vocals, screams
Larry Williams Synthesizer, Saxophone
Larry Andrew Williams Synthesizer, Saxophone, Soloist
Technical Credits
Brown Bannister Producer
Michael W. Smith Composer
Gary Chapman Executive Producer
Robbie Buchanan Arranger, Sound Effects, drum programming, Track Arrangement
Shane Keister Explosions
Paul Leim Contributor, drum programming
Stephen Marcussen Remastering
Gary Pigg Music Stand
Jack Joseph Puig Engineer, Remixing
Doug Sax Mastering
Diane Warren Composer
Michael Blanton Executive Producer
Kent Hunter Art Direction
Dan Harrell Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Must Have

    I've had the tape since 1985 when it came out. Needless to say it's pretty wore out. Now I'm upgrading to CD. In the 80s this tape caused a lot of controversy in the Christian community for being too Pop like. Seems to me like Amy was just ahead of her time!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    molly Nicole Smith

    If you didn't know, this tape was made in 1985 (since it doesn't say on the screen). If you like the 80's sound, you'll absolutely love this tape. It has cool sounds. This tape is awsome! All the songs on here are good. And Amy's vocals are really good on this tape (better than her other tapes). you just have to hear it. Theres so many cool songs on here. and the song I'll be waiting (or whatever its called) is such a beautiful song. If your going to get any Amy CDs, you should get this one and Straight Ahead. Trust me. this tape is awsome! I like the guitar sounds and...................Well just buy this tape. OK.

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