By Surprise

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By Surprise
Studio album by Joy Williams
Released October 8, 2002
Genre Contemporary Christian Music
Label Reunion Records
Producer Brown Bannister
Joy Williams chronology
Joy Williams
(2001)
By Surprise
(2002)
Genesis
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4/5 stars [2]

By Surprise is the second album by Christian pop/rock artist Joy Williams. It features the hit songs "Every Moment", "Surrender", "I Wonder" and the title track.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "New Day" (Graves, McArthur) - 4:09
  2. "I Wonder" (Graves, McArthur) - 3:46
  3. "Every Moment" (Butterworth, Hamm, Williams) - 3:12
  4. "By Surprise" (Butterworth, Williams) - 3:49
  5. "Surrender" (Graves, McArthur) - 3:47
  6. "Desperate" (Mullen, Williams) - 4:12
  7. "Every Day" (Butterworth, Roth, Williams) - 3:01
  8. "Wish" (Graves, McArthur, Williams) - 3:55
  9. "Beautiful Somehow" (Graves, Williams) - 4:45
  10. "The Love of the Lord Endures" (Butterworth, Roth) - 4:18

Personnel[edit]

  • Jonathan Allen – Engineer
  • Brown Bannister – Producer
  • Matt Barnes – Photography
  • Michelle Bentrem – Production Coordination Assistant
  • Steve Bishir – Engineer, Mixing
  • Steve Brewster – Drums
  • Mike Brignardello – Bass
  • Joey Canaday – Bass
  • John Catchings – Cello
  • George Cocchini – Guitar (Electric)
  • Lisa Cochran – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Eric Darken – Percussion
  • Dean Diehl – Executive Producer
  • Andrew Dudman – Engineer
  • Chris Eaton – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Rob Graves – Guitar (Acoustic), Bass, Bouzouki, Guitar, Songwriter, Composer, Guitar (Electric), Programming, Loops, Percussion Programming
  • Kenny Greenberg – Guitar (Electric)
  • Steve Hall – Mastering
  • The London Session Orchestra – Orchestra
  • Carl Marsh – Conductor, Orchestral Arrangements
  • Blair Masters – Piano, Organ (Hammond)
  • Jason McArthur – Vocals (bckgr), A&R
  • Stephanie McBrayer – Production Coordination, Creative Director, Stylist
  • Jerry McPherson – Guitar (Electric)
  • Hank Nirider – Assistant Engineer
  • Fred Paragano – Digital Editing
  • Tim Parker – Cover Design
  • Ron Roark – Package Design
  • Chris Rodriguez – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Matt Rollings – Piano
  • Traci Sterling – Production Coordination
  • Lori Turk – Make-Up
  • Jerard Woods – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Jovaun Woods – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Gavyn Wright – Concert Master

Singles[edit]

  • "Surrender"
    • #9 AC
    • #2 CHR
  • "Every Moment"
    • #7 AC
    • #1 CHR (1 week)
  • "I Wonder"
    • #16 AC
  • "By Surprise"
    • #7 CHR

Chart performance[edit]

  • #21 Heatseekers
  • #31 Top Contemporary Christian

References[edit]