Mountain High... Valley Low

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Mountain High... Valley Low
Studio album by Yolanda Adams
Released September 21, 1999
Recorded 1998-1999
Genre Gospel, R&B, pop
Length 52:58
Label Elektra
Producer Y. Adams (executive), Sylvia Rhone (executive), Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, James "Big Jim" Wright, Warryn Campbell, Richard Smallwood, Keith Thomas, Fred Hammond, Kevin Bond, Buster & Shavoni
Yolanda Adams chronology
Songs from the Heart
Mountain High... Valley Low
Christmas With Yolanda Adams
Singles from Mountain High...Valley Low
  1. "Open My Heart"
    Released: 1998
  2. "Yeah"
    Released: 1999
  3. "Fragile Heart"
    Released: 2000
  4. "The Things We Do"
    Released: 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (4.5/5)[1]

Mountain High... Valley Low is an album by the gospel singer Yolanda Adams released by Elektra Records. Several singles were released from Mountain High. The set leads with the Warryn Campbell-produced "Yeah", which was co-written by gospel duo Mary Mary who springboarded from the song to gain their own fame. The most notable single was the second release, "Open My Heart", which became a massive crossover fixture on R&B radio. Both of the singles had accompanying music videos. Remixers like Maurice Joshua, Digital Black-N-Groove, Pound Boys, and Junior Vasquez were brought in to turn both of these songs into dance club-friendly material. "The Things We Do" and "Fragile Heart" were also serviced to radio and fared well on adult contemporary stations. The album stands as Adams's best-selling to date, having sold more than 2,374,000 copies and being certified double-platinum by the RIAA.[2] The album won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Time to Change" (E. Atkins, T. Atkins, Warryn Campbell) - (4:00)
  2. "Yeah" (E. Atkins, T. Atkins, Warryn Campbell) - (3:17)
  3. "Fragile Heart" (Y. Adams, Louis Brown, Scott Parker) - (4:38)
  4. "That Name" (Richard Smallwood) - (4:46)
  5. "In The Midst of It All" (Kevin Bond) - (6:57)
  6. "The Things We Do" (Scoffield, Keith Thomas) - (5:33)
  7. "Open My Heart" (Y. Adams, Terry Lewis, James Harris, James "Big Jim" Wright) - (5:40)
  8. "Wherever You Are" (Y. Adams, T. Lewis, J. Harris, J. Wright) - (4:20)
  9. "He'll Arrive (Coming Back)" (featuring Kelly Price) (Millsap, Millsap, Nelson) - (4:16)
  10. "Continual Praise" (Y. Adams, Fred Hammond, Tommie Walker) - (4:28)
  11. "Already Alright" (Y. Adams, T. Lewis, J. Harris, J. Wright) - (4:33)


  • "Yeah"
  • "Open My Heart"
  • "Fragile Heart"
  • "The Things We Do"

Music videos[edit]

  • "Yeah"
  • "Open My Heart"

Chart positions[edit]

Charts Peak
U.S. Billboard Billboard 200 24
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 5
U.S. Billboard Top Gospel Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Top Contemporary Christian 1
U.S. Billboard Heatseekers 1


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