Word Gold: Five Decades of Hits

Word Gold: Five Decades of Hits


The most influential label in contemporary Christian and gospel music celebrates its 50th anniversary with a double-CD set featuring half a century's worth of highlights. Considering Word's roster -- the label has launched a seemingly endless list of stars, including Amy Grant, Petra, Sandi Patty, Shirley Caesar, Point of Grace, and the Imperials -- a journey through the archives is tantamount to a comprehensive history of Christian music itself. Disc 1 focuses on more recent releases, such as Jaci Velasquez's hit "On My Knees" and Crystal Lewis's "People Get Ready...Jesus Is Comin'." There's even a selection from crossover sensation Sixpence None the Richer, who, though signed to Squint, contributed the lovely "Breathe" to Word's 1999 Streams project. Disc 2 reaches a little farther back, offering such gems as Randy Stonehill's "Shut De Do'," Amy Grant's "Thy Word," and even a 1971 selection from the Happy Goodmans. This collection is a must-have for Christian music fans.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/02/2002
Label: Word Entertainment
UPC: 0080688612023
catalogNumber: 886120

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bryan Duncan   Track Performer
Evie Tornquist   Track Performer
First Call   Track Performer
Amy Grant   Track Performer
David Meece   Track Performer
Randy Stonehill   Track Performer
Russ Taff   Track Performer
Randy Matthews   Track Performer
Benny Hester   Track Performer
Crystal Lewis   Track Performer
George Beverly Shea   Track Performer
Leon Patillo   Track Performer
Nancy Honeytree   Track Performer
Cindy Morgan   Track Performer
Bruce Carroll   Track Performer
B.J. Thomas   Track Performer
Fernando Ortega   Track Performer
Ragamuffin Band   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Brown Bannister   Producer
Shirley Caesar   Producer
Phil Keaggy   Contributor
Rich Mullins   Contributor
Sandi Patty   Contributor
Wayne Watson   Producer
Kurt Kaiser   Producer
Chris Christian   Producer
Brent Bourgeois   Producer
David Mullen   Producer
Rick Elias   Producer
Greg Nelson   Producer
Billy Ray Hearn   Producer
Jarrell McCracken   Contributor
Pelle Karlsson   Producer
Ray Boltz   Producer
Dino Elefante   Producer
John Elefante   Producer
Mark Hammond   Producer
Chris Harris   Producer
Mark Heimermann   Producer
Buck Herring   Producer
Skip Konte   Producer
Steve Millikan   Producer
Paul Mills   Producer
Nicole C. Mullen   Contributor
Phil Naish   Producer
Justin Niebank   Producer
L. Arthur Nichols   Producer
Dan Posthuma   Producer
Brian Ray   Producer
Bill Schnee   Producer
Bubba Smith   Producer
Bruce Swedien   Producer
Point of Grace   Contributor
John Schreiner   Producer
Terry Norman Taylor   Producer
Paul Craig   Producer
Jaci Velasquez   Contributor
Loren Balman   Producer
Sixpence None the Richer   Contributor
Joe Moscheo   Producer
Gary Oldenbroek   Engineer
Don Cusic   Liner Notes
Thom Granger   Liner Notes

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