WOW 2001

WOW 2001

     
 
One of the most successful album series the music business has ever produced, the WOW franchise has sold nearly eight million copies since debuting in 1995. The concept is simple: Take the Christian genre's 30 biggest hits of the previous year, regardless of musical style or record label, package them as a double CD, and watch the sales roll in. With that in mind,

Overview

One of the most successful album series the music business has ever produced, the WOW franchise has sold nearly eight million copies since debuting in 1995. The concept is simple: Take the Christian genre's 30 biggest hits of the previous year, regardless of musical style or record label, package them as a double CD, and watch the sales roll in. With that in mind, WOW 2001 is probably one of the better collections to own, because 2000 was such a watershed year for the genre. We had Michael W. Smith's anthemic "This Is Your Time," and we were introduced to the awesome talents of teen stars Rachael Lampa and Stacie Orrico. Hard-core alterna-punksters P.O.D. made a huge splash, as did the highly polished pop of Plus One. Packaging all this diverse music in one place can't have been easy; WOW producers had the good sense to package the Top 40 and adult contemporary together on what's called the Silver CD; the Blue CD features more hard-edged rock, alternative, and urban. All we can say to that is: Wow!

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
WOW 2001 keeps the Christian-music compilation series going strong with two discs of the genre's best singles from around 1999 to 2000. Veterans and established stars like Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Jaci Velazquez, Jennifer Knapp, dc Talk, Newsboys, Audio Adrenaline, and Jars of Clay sit next to some of 2000's most talented newcomers. Not quite every song here is a keeper, but there's enough top-drawer music for that not to matter all that much, since there are so many favorites collected in one place.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/31/2000
Label:
Wow Gospel Hits
UPC:
0724385177927
catalogNumber:
51779

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Dive
  2. Live for You
  3. Written on My Heart
  4. This Is Your Time
  5. Alabaster Box
  6. Gather at the River
  7. Always Have, Always Will
  8. Crystal Clear
  9. Every Season
  10. I Am the Way
  11. Free
  12. More Than You'll Ever Know
  13. When I Praise
  14. This Good Day
  15. Redeemer
  16. Lord, I Come Before You
  17. Set Your Eyes to Zion

Disc 2

  1. Shackles (Praise You)
  2. Beautiful Sound
  3. Into You
  4. Red Letters
  5. Unforgetful You
  6. The Only One
  7. Reborn
  8. God You Are My God
  9. Follow Your Dreams
  10. Don't Look at Me
  11. King of Glory
  12. God of Wonders
  13. America
  14. Hands and Feet
  15. Whitehorse
  16. Where I Wanna Be

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steven Curtis Chapman   Track Performer
Michael W. Smith   Track Performer
dc Talk   Track Performer
Salvador   Track Performer
Newsboys   Track Performer
Audio Adrenaline   Track Performer
Nicole C. Mullen   Track Performer
Point of Grace   Track Performer
Mary Mary   Track Performer
CeCe Winans   Track Performer
Jars of Clay   Track Performer
Rebecca St. James   Track Performer
Third Day   Track Performer
Jaci Velasquez   Track Performer
Caedmon's Call   Track Performer
Delirious?   Track Performer
Fernando Ortega   Track Performer
Cliff Young   Track Performer
Mac Powell   Track Performer
P.O.D.   Track Performer
Mark Schultz   Track Performer
Jennifer Knapp   Track Performer
Nichole Nordeman   Track Performer
FFH   Track Performer
Watermark   Track Performer
Danielle Young   Track Performer
Plus One   Track Performer
Raze   Track Performer
Ginny Owens   Track Performer
Earthsuit   Track Performer
Rachael Lampa   Track Performer
Stacie Orrico   Track Performer
Matt Redman   Track Performer
Chris Tomlin   Track Performer
V'Enna   Track Performer
City On A Hill   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Steve Hindalong   Composer
Will McGinniss   Composer
Marc Byrd   Composer

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