For You

For You

by Jonathan Pierce
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For You

What happened to Jonathan Pierce? Last we heard -- back in 1997, to be exact -- the smooth-voiced singer had his feet firmly planted in inspirational ground, churning out gooey Top 40 power ballads and eyeing Larnelle Harris's inspo crown. Seems like the intervening years have given Pierce a dose of crossover ambition. For You finds him effortlessly belting out such obvious crossover hits as the Sting-penned "Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot," the Latin-flavored "Still the Love of My Life," and the sparkling electronica-inflected gem "Life, Love & Happiness" (Cher should be kicking herself for passing on that one). Pierce's vocals are as beautifully on-target as ever, and this time he's backed by a production team that knows what to do with a real pop singer. Brian Rawling and Billy Mann (the hit-making team behind Cher, Enrique Iglesias, Hall & Oates, and others) make all the difference. It would be easy to turn Pierce's vocals --smooth-as-butter with a powerful, rafter-stabbing range when he wants it -- into Christian pap. Instead, For You sparkles with innovation, just as it's energized by an uplifting message that one can take as Christian -- or not. Heavy on the danceable pop, For You nonetheless showcases Pierce the balladeer on the excellent "Everlasting Love" and "I Wouldn't Last a Day." Whether For You will propel Jonathan Pierce into the realm of international stardom remains to be seen, but he has certainly delivered the goods on his end.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/23/2003
Label: Curb Records
UPC: 0715187877122
catalogNumber: 78771
Rank: 158559

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jonathan Pierce   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
David Angell   Violin
Tim Barnes   Viola,Group Member
David Clayton   Keyboards
Dave Cleveland   Electric Guitar
Alan Darby   Guitar
David Davidson   Violin
Carl Gorodetzky   Violin
Lee Larrison   Violin
Lee Levin   Drums
Bob Mason   Cello
Lorraine McIntosh   Background Vocals
John Read   Bass
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Steve Rosen   Piano,Strings
Alan Umstead   Violin
Catherine Umstead   Violin
Gary VanOsdale   Viola
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale   Violin
Ricci P. Washington   Background Vocals
Kristin Wilkinson   Viola
Billy Mann   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Steve Lee   Background Vocals
Dan Needham   Drums
Dan Warner   Guitar
Paul Brandt   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Hazel Fernandez   Background Vocals
Alfredo Oliva   Violin,Concert Master,Group Member
Huifang Chen   Violin,Concert Master,Group Member
Gustavo Correa   Violin,Concert Master,Group Member
Orlando J. Forte   Violin,Concert Master,Group Member
Chris Glansdorp   Cello,Viola,Group Member
Mei Mei Luo   Violin,Concert Master,Group Member
Monisa Angell   Violin,Viola
Karen Winkelmann   Violin
Julie Tanner   Cello
Adam Phillips   Guitar
Cate Myer   Violin
Janet Askey   Violin
Mariusz Wojtowica   Concert Master
Fisk University Jubilee Singers   Choir, Chorus,Guest Appearance
Carole Rabinowitz-Neuen   Cello
Miami Symphonic Strings   Strings,Track Performer
Paul Moak   Guitar
Philip Sheppard   Strings
Javier Carrion   Bass
Paul T. Kwami   Conductor
Diane Wiseberg   Viola,Group Member

Technical Credits

Michael Bolton   Composer,Producer
Sting   Composer
Brian Kennedy   Composer
Steve Plunkett   Composer
David Clayton   Programming
Michael K. Lee   Composer
Rob Mathes   Engineer
Gary Miller   Producer
Brian Rawling   Producer
Chris Rodriguez   Composer,Producer
Steve Rosen   Composer,Programming,Producer
Tommy Sims   Composer
Bill Whittington   Engineer,Remixing
Andy Zulla   Engineer
Bobby Blazier   Composer
Jonathan Pierce   Composer
Billy Mann   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Steve Lee   Composer
Mark Lusk   Artist Development
Paul Brandt   Composer,Producer
Steve Milo   Engineer
Graham Stack   Producer,Vocal Producer
Steve Mac   Composer
Tony Marty   Composer
Jim Daddario   Composer
Wayne Hector   Composer
Eric Sanicola   Arranger,Composer,drum programming
Philip Sheppard   Arranger
Javier Carrion   Engineer
Tammie Harris Cleek   Administration
Steven Sunset   Engineer
Victor Lamay   String Arrangements
Gary Miller   Composer
Shaun Shankel   Producer,Engineer,Remixing

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For You 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Johnathon Pierce has to be one of THE best Christian singers and I sure do miss his music. He is due for another CD and I can't wait. Jonathon, come back!!