Arriving

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Arriving
Studio album by Chris Tomlin
Released September 21, 2004
Genre Contemporary Christian music
Length 46:01
Label Sparrow Records/sixstepsrecords
Producer Ed Cash
Chris Tomlin chronology
Not to Us
(2002)
Arriving
(2004)
Live from Austin Music Hall
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout 3/5 stars[2]

Arriving is an album released in 2004 by Chris Tomlin. The album has received RIAA "Platinum" status and peaked at No. 3 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart. As of October 2008, "How Great Is Our God" is No. 1, and "Holy Is the Lord" is No. 7 on CCLI's Top 100 songs used in churches in the U.S.[3]

Name[edit]

Tomlin named this album after a passage he read in Isaiah 40 because he said he feels "as though we’re like this landing strip in the desert for our great, incredible God to arrive on; a way for Him to come into people’s lives.”[4]

Track listing[edit]

Album release
No. Title Length
1. "Indescribable" (Laura Story cover) 3:57
2. "Holy Is the Lord"   4:11
3. "How Great Is Our God"   4:26
4. "Your Grace Is Enough" (Matt Maher cover) 4:08
5. "Unfailing Love" (featuring Steven Curtis Chapman) 3:59
6. "The Way I Was Made"   3:33
7. "Mighty Is the Power of the Cross"   6:04
8. "All Bow Down"   4:06
9. "On Our Side"   3:36
10. "King of Glory"   3:07
11. "You Do All Things Well"   4:46
Total length:
45:53

Personnel[edit]

  • Chris Tomlin: lead vocals, piano (11)
  • Ed Cash: acoustic guitars (1-6,8-11), programming (1-6,8,9,11), electric guitars (1), mandolin (2), keyboards (2,3,5,9), piano (3), classical guitar (7), acoustic bass (7), background vocals (1-6,8,10,11)
  • Daniel Carson: electric guitars (1-6,8-11)
  • Jesse Reeves: bass guitar (1-6,8-11)
  • Dan Needham: drums (1,3,5,9,10,11)
  • Joey Parish: drums (2,4,6,8,9,10,)
  • Laura Story: piano (1)
  • Matt Slocum: cello (7)
  • Matt Wertz: background vocals (3,7)
  • Steven Curtis Chapman: vocals (5)
  • Christy Nockels: background vocals (3)
  • Nathan Nockels: background vocals (3)
  • Angela Primm: background vocals (3,9)
  • Jerard Woods: background vocals (3,9), lead vocal on 2nd verse (9)
  • Jovaun Woods: background vocals (3,9)
  • Leanne Palmore: background vocals (3,9)
  • Gale Mayes-West: background vocals (3,9)
  • Darwin Hobbs: background vocals (3,9)
  • Melissa Polinar: background vocals and ad-lid on ending (9)

Production[edit]

  • Produced and Recorded by Ed Cash
  • Executive Producers: Louie Giglio and Brad O'Donnell
  • Additional recording by Ed Cash and Scott Olivier
  • Mixed by Ed Cash and Steve Bishir
  • Mastered by Richard Dodd
  • Photography: Thomas Petillo
  • Creative Direction: Jan Cook
  • Art Direction and Design: Benji Peck

Singles[edit]

Awards[edit]

On 2005, the album won a Dove Award for Praise & Worship Album of the Year at the 36th GMA Dove Awards.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Jesus Freak Hideout review". Jesusfreakhideout.com. 2004-09-21. Retrieved 2011-11-23. 
  3. ^ PraiseCharts - Top 100 CCLI Songs
  4. ^ "Chris Tomlin's bio on Revelation Generation". Revelationgeneration.org. Retrieved 2011-11-23. 
  5. ^ 2005 Dove Awards - 36th Annual Dove Awards on About.com; Jones, Kim