Heart in Motion

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This article is about the album by Amy Grant. For the album by Air Supply, see Hearts in Motion.
Heart in Motion
Studio album by Amy Grant
Released March 5, 1991
Recorded April - late 1990 at The Bennett House, Franklin, Tennessee; Quad Studio, Nashville, Tennessee; Schnee Studio, North Hollywood, California; RBI Recorders, Nashville, Tennessee; The Castle, Franklin, Tennessee; Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, California; Sound House, North Hollywood, California; 16th Avenue Studio, Nashville, Tennessee; Soundstage, Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Pop, contemporary Christian music
Length 44:19
Label A&M
Producer Brown Bannister, Michael Omartian, Keith Thomas
Amy Grant chronology
Lead Me On
(1988)
Heart in Motion
(1991)
Home for Christmas
(1992)
Singles from Heart in Motion
  1. "Baby Baby"
    Released: January 18, 1991
  2. "Hope Set High"
    Released: April 11, 1991
  3. "Every Heartbeat"
    Released: June 13, 1991
  4. "That's What Love Is For"
    Released: September 12, 1991
  5. "Good for Me"
    Released: January 13, 1992
  6. "I Will Remember You"
    Released: March 31, 1992 (US)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (C) [2]

Heart in Motion is the twelfth album by Christian pop singer Amy Grant, released on March 5, 1991.[3]

In contrast to its predecessor, the more acoustic Lead Me On, Heart in Motion consisted of songs that were more heavily processed, as was the style of mainstream music at the time. In addition, unlike Lead Me On, Heart in Motion contained few overtly religious songs, with most of the lyrics for the songs on the album dealing with love or other life issues which would not be the exclusive concern of devout Christians. A couple of songs on the album, however, were openly Christian in their content, such as "Ask Me," which describes how a woman's faith helps her to heal from child sexual abuse, and "Hope Set High," both of which were hits on Christian radio. Another song with an overtly Christian theme was "You're Not Alone" which referenced a greater power despite edgy features like whipcracks and a screaming guitar solo.

Otherwise, Heart In Motion was a pop music blockbuster upon its release going to the Top Ten of the Billboard 200 (as well as No. 1 of the Christian albums chart for 32 weeks), and selling five million copies by the end of 1997. The first single from the album, "Baby Baby" – more or less the title cut, as the album's title is drawn from this track – hit the No.  1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Adult Contemporary chart. The following four singles also performed well on the pop and AC charts: "Every Heartbeat" (No. 2 Hot 100, No. 2 AC), "That's What Love Is For" (No. 7 Hot 100, No. 1 AC), "Good for Me" (No. 8 Hot 100, No. 4 AC), and "I Will Remember You" (No. 20 Hot 100, No. 2 AC). It was listed at No. 30 in the 2001 book, CCM Presents: The 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music and was certified 5x platinum by the RIAA for sales of over 5 million copies, making it the best-selling Christian music album ever released.

The album also received a nomination at the Grammy Awards of 1992 for Album of the Year, which was awarded to Unforgettable... with Love by Natalie Cole.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Good for Me"   Amy Grant, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Tom Snow, Jay Gruska Keith Thomas 3:59
2. "Baby Baby"   Grant, Thomas Thomas 3:57
3. "Every Heartbeat"   Grant, Kirkpatrick, Charlie Peacock Brown Bannister 3:32
4. "That's What Love Is For"   Grant, Michael Omartian, Mark Mueller Omartian 4:17
5. "Ask Me"   Grant, Tom Hemby Omartian 3:51
6. "Galileo"   Grant, Omartian, Gardner Cole, Mimi Verner Omartian 4:19
7. "You're Not Alone"   Simon Climie, Rob Fisher, Dennis Morgan Bannister 3:49
8. "Hats"   Grant, Chris Eaton Bannister 4:09
9. "I Will Remember You"   Grant, Gary Chapman, Thomas Omartian 5:00
10. "How Can We See That Far"   Grant, Hemby Bannister 4:26
11. "Hope Set High"   Grant Omartian 2:48
Total length:
44:12

Personnel[edit]

  • Amy Grant: vocals, background vocals (3,6,7,8,10)
  • Tom Hemby: guitars (10)
  • Dann Huff: guitars (7)
  • Gordon Kennedy: guitars (7)
  • Jerry McPherson: guitars (1,2,3)
  • Donald Kirkpatrick: guitars (4,5,6)
  • Chris Rodriguez: guitar (8), background vocals (7,8)
  • Robbie Buchanan: bass (7), keyboards (3,7,10), drum programming (10)
  • Tommy Sims: bass (3,7,8)
  • Blair Masters: keyboards (3,7)
  • Michael Omartian: keyboards (4,5,6,7,9,11), background vocals (5,6,11), drum sequencing (5,6,9,11)
  • Charlie Peacock: keyboards (3,7,8,10), programming (3), drum programming (10)
  • Brian Tankersley: additional synthesizer programming (1,2)
  • Keith Thomas: synthesizers, bass and drum programming (1,2), percussion programming (1), background vocals (1), arrangements (1,2)
  • David Raven: drums (4)
  • Chris McHugh: drums (3,7,8)
  • Mark Hammond: drum & percussion programming (1)
  • Mark Douthit: saxophone (3,8)
  • Sam Levine: baritone sax (8)
  • Barry Green: trombone (3,8)
  • Mike Haynes: trumpet (3,8)
  • Horn arrangements (3,8): Chris McDonald & Charlie Peacock
  • Gary Chapman: background vocals (4)
  • Diana DeWitt: background vocals (4)
  • Chris Eaton: background vocals (3,7,8)
  • Kim Fleming: background vocals (3)
  • Vicki Hampton: background vocals (2,3)
  • Ron Hemby: background vocals (1,2)
  • Kurt Howell: background vocals (11)
  • Donna McElroy: background vocals (1,2)
  • Susanne Schwartz: background vocals (6,11)

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Brown Bannister (3,7,8,10), Michael Omartian (4,5,6,9,11) & Keith Thomas (1,2)
  • Executive Producer: Michael Blanton & Amy Grant
  • Production Assistant: Todd Moore (1,2)
  • Production Coordination: Janet Hinde (4,5,6,9,11), Traci Sterling & Richard Headen (3,7,8,10)
  • Recording Engineer (1,2): Bill Whittington; Assistant engineers: Todd Culross, Kelly Pribble & Todd Moore
  • Engineer (3,7,8,10): Jeff Balding, assisted by Bob Loftus
  • Overdub Engineering: Bill Deaton (3,7,8,10), Steve Bishir (3,7,8,10), Rick Will (7), Terry Christian (7) & Clark Germain (10)
  • Engineer (4,5,6,9,11): Terry Christian; Additional Engineering: David Ahlert & Laura Livingston
  • Mixed by Jeff Balding, assisted by Clif Norrell (3,8,10)
  • Mixed by Brian Malouf, assisted Pat MacDougal (1,2,7)
  • Mixed by Terry Christian (4,5,6,9,11)
  • Mastered by Stephen Marcussen
  • Design: Rowan Moore
  • Photography: Victoria Pearson-Cameron

Charts[edit]

Chart procession[edit]

Preceded by
Go West Young Man by Michael W. Smith
Go West Young Man by Michael W. Smith
Go West Young Man by Michael W. Smith
Addicted To Jesus by Carman
Addicted To Jesus by Carman
Billboard Top Contemporary Christian number-one album
April 20, 1991 – August 17, 1991
September 7, 1991 – September 28, 1991
November 2, 1991 – December 7, 1991
June 13, 1992 – June 20, 1992
July 11, 1992 – July 18, 1992
Succeeded by
Go West Young Man by Michael W. Smith
Go West Young Man by Michael W. Smith
Addicted To Jesus by Carman
Addicted To Jesus by Carman
The Great Adventure by Steven Curtis Chapman

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heart in Motion at AllMusic
  2. ^ "CG: Amy Grant". Robert Christgau. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Heart in Motion — Amy Grant". AllMusic. Retrieved March 8, 2014. 
  4. ^ "34th Annual Grammy Awards - 1992". Rock On The Net. February 25, 1992. Retrieved August 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Top Christian Albums 1990s". Retrieved February 27, 2014. 

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