In the spring of 1997, Bob Carlisle unexpectedly had a crossover hit with "Butterfly Kisses," an ode to his love for his daughter that just happened to hit the airwaves around Father's Day. Excited at the prospect of a major hit, the label re-released Carlisle's Shades of Grace under the title Butterfly Kisses, hoping it would lure in the mainstream audience. Although their gambit worked, it's unclear how many "Butterfly Kisses" fans will be satisfied with the entire album, because it doesn't have that many songs that are equally as catchy. The sound of the record is pleasant enough, since Carlisle has a good voice and the music is smooth and unobtrusive. Although pop consumers might wish the album had more strong songs, Shades of Grace/Butterfly Kisses still demonstrates a leap forward for Carlisle, and its best, hook-laden moments make it his best record yet.
Performance CreditsBob Carlisle Primary Artist,Guitar,Mandolin,Background Vocals
Bryan Duncan Track Performer
Linda Elias Background Vocals
Glenn Pearce Guitar,Electric Sitar
Scott Sheriff Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Dennis Patton Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Rebecca Palmer Background Vocals
Lesley Glassford Background Vocals
Regie Hamm Organ,Piano,Drums,Keyboards
Mark Hill Bass
Technical CreditsBob Carlisle Producer
Dave Jahnsen Engineer
Scott Sheriff Arranger,Contributor
Dennis Patton Arranger
Nick Gamma Cover Design
Scott Harris Art Direction
Jackie Murphy Art Direction
Regie Hamm Arranger
Larry Day Executive Producer
David Johnsen Engineer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Butterfly Kisses based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
The first time I heard this song it made cry. It reminded me of my two girls who were growing up and turning into adults. They both are planning weddings. My daughter ask me to have this song for our dance. Thank you Bob Carlisle.
This song has always been special to our family because our girls gave their dad butterfly kisses when they little. So when our younger daughter got married recently, she had "Butterfly Kisses" played just before she & her dad walked down the aisle. It was so emotional, just thinking of the words. Thank you, Bob Carlisle!
i am newley engaged. i have been wanting a song that is perfect for me and my daddy to dance to and every time i hear this it is so perfect and i forget about all the other ones. I igive it a #1 rating, i hope when my own daughther when i do have one will have this song.
The song "Butterfly Kisses" is absolutely amazing. I have heard it many time and I have always enjoyed it. I recently heard it played at my cousin's wedding as the song she danced with her father to, and it suited the occasion perfectly. Every time I hear it I immediately get goosebumps. That is when I know that that song is inspired by true passion. Absolutely amazing.