Signs of Life (Steven Curtis Chapman album)

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Signs of Life
Studio album by Steven Curtis Chapman
Released September 3, 1996
Genre CCM
Length 56:29
Label Sparrow
Producer Brown Bannister, Steven Curtis Chapman
Steven Curtis Chapman chronology
The Music of Christmas
(1995)
Signs of Life
(1996)
Greatest Hits
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Signs of Life is the eighth studio album by Steven Curtis Chapman. It was released on September 3, 1996, and later certified gold by the RIAA[citation needed].

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Steven Curtis Chapman, except where noted.

  1. "Lord of the Dance"(Chapman, Scotty Smith) – 5:21
  2. "Children of the Burning Heart" – 4:30
  3. "Signs of Life" – 4:28
  4. "The Walk" – 4:45
  5. "Let Us Pray" – 3:57
  6. "Free" – 6:43
  7. "Only Natural" – 3:35
  8. "Rubber Meets the Road" – 4:13
  9. "Celebrate You" – 4:31
  10. "What I Would Say" – 5:41
  11. "Land of Opportunity"(Chapman, Geoff Moore) – 4:53
  12. "Hold on to Jesus"(Chapman, James Isaac Elliot) – 3:52

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • Steven Curtis Chapman: acoustic guitar (1-5,7,8,9), dobro (1,10,12), slide acoustic guitar (1,2), "bongo" dobro (1), mandolin (2,4), electric guitar (2,3), electric guitar solo (3,8,11), 12-string acoustic guitar (6), Roland VG-8 synth guitar (6,7), 12-string guitar (7), lap steel (9), Telecaster slide solo (7), vocals, backing vocals
  • Chris McHugh: drums (1,2,7,10,11)
  • Chad Cromwell: drums (4,5,8)
  • Steve Brewster: drums (3,6,9,12)
  • Leland Sklar: bass guitar
  • Gordon Kennedy: electric guitar (1-4,6-11), acoustic guitar (5), 12-string guitar (11)
  • Kenny Greenberg: electric guitar (1,2,5,6,8,10,11), acoustic guitar (3,4,7,9)
  • Phil Madeira: Hammond B-3 organ (1,3,5,6,11), Wurlitzer (8), national dobro (7)
  • Shane Keister: Hammond B-3 organ (2), piano (6,10,11), Rhodes (3,9)
  • Jerry Douglas: lap steel (4,8)
  • Stuart Duncan: fiddle (1,2)
  • Eric Darken: percussion
  • Sam Bacco: percussion (10)
  • Blair Masters: Wurlitzer (5), keyboards (9,12)
  • The Nashville String Machine: strings (6,10)
  • Carl Marsh: string arrangement
  • Tommy Morgan: harmonica (7)

Recording and production[edit]

  • Brown Bannister and Steven Curtis Chapman - producers
  • Peter York and Dan Raines - executive producers
  • Traci Sterling Bishir - production manager
  • Recorded by Steve Bishir at The Castle (Franklin, Tennessee), Ocean Way (Hollywood, California)
  • Hank Nirider and Eddie Miller - assistant engineers
  • Mixed by Jack Joseph Puig at Ocean Way
  • Jim Champagne - assistant mix engineer
  • Mastered by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab (Hollywood, California)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Signs of Life (Steven Curtis Chapman album) at AllMusic