My Father's Eyes (album)

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My Father's Eyes
Studio album by Amy Grant
Released April 20, 1979
Recorded 1978-1979
Genre Gospel
Length 37:43
Label Myrrh
Producer Brown Bannister
Amy Grant chronology
Amy Grant
(1977)
My Father's Eyes
(1979)
Never Alone
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

My Father's Eyes is the second album by then-teenage Christian singer-songwriter Amy Grant, released in 1979 on Myrrh Records. My Father's Eyes was a turning point in Grant's career. It gave her first Christian number-one hit in the title track, as well as the Top Ten Christian hit "Faith Walkin' People." The album would be certified gold in 1987 and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary.

In 2007, like many other albums by Grant, My Father's Eyes was reissued by Sparrow Records, her current label.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Father's Eyes"   Gary Chapman 4:03
2. "Faith Walkin' People"   Amy Grant, Brown Bannister 3:26
3. "Always The Winner"   Grant 3:28
4. "Never Give You Up"   Grant, Bannister, Marie Tomlinson 3:20
5. "Bridegroom"   Martin McCall, Megan Moorhead 2:48
6. "Lay Down (The Burden Of Your Heart)"   Jesse Winchester 2:44
7. "You Were There"   Stephanie Boosahda, David Stearman 2:29
8. "O Sacred Head"   Bernard of Clairvaux, Hans Leo Hassler 2:04
9. "All That I Need Is You"   Grant 3:30
10. "Fairytale"   Grant, Bannister 3:11
11. "Giggle"   Grant 2:59
12. "There Will Never Be Another"   Grant, Bannister 3:37
13. "Keep It On Going"   Grant 1:04

Personnel[edit]

  • Amy Grant: vocals, liner notes
  • Larry Byrom: acoustic & electric guitars, banjo
  • Jon Goin: acoustic & electric guitars
  • Ron Elder: acoustic guitar
  • Jack Williams: bass guitar
  • Bob Wray: bass guitar
  • Steve Schaffer: bass guitar
  • Bob Sinkovic: bass guitar
  • Lanny Avery: drums, percussion, spoons, snaps, snare drum, jaw pops
  • Roger Clark: drums, percussion
  • Farrell Morris : percussion, xylophone
  • Shane Keister: organ, Polymoog synthesizer, Moog synthesizer
  • Marty McCall: keyboards, harmony vocals, background vocals
  • Randy Goodrum: keyboards
  • Bobby Ogdin: acoustic piano, keyboards, ARP synthesizer, Fender Rhodes
  • Dennis Solee: flute, piccolo
  • Ann Fuller Wilder: oboe
  • Kurt Storey: fiddle
  • Ava Aldridge: background vocals
  • Brown Bannister: background vocals, harmony vocals
  • Steve Chapman: background vocals
  • Lenny LeBlanc: background vocals,
  • Marie Tomlinson: background vocals
  • Mimi Verner: background vocals
  • Carol Grant: background vocals
  • Kathy Harrell: background vocals
  • Tim Fletcher: background vocals
  • Randy Elder: background vocals

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Brown Bannister
  • Executive Producers: Michael Blanton & Chris Christian
  • Engineer: ???
  • Mastered by Glenn Meadows
  • Arranger: ???
  • Horn arrangements: Buddy Skipper
  • String arrangements: Bergen White
  • Photography: John Miller
  • Album cover design: Hot Graphics

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