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 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 Chapman, except where noted.

  1. "Lord of the Dance"(Chapman, 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, Elliot) – 3:52

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • Steven Curtis Chapman - acoustic guitar, dobro, slide acoustic guitar, "bongo" dobro, mandolin, VG-8 and 12-string guitar, lap steel guitar
  • Chris McHugh - drums
  • Chad Cromwell - drums on "The Walk" and "Rubber Meets the Road"
  • Steve Brewster - drums on "Hold On To Jesus"
  • Leland Sklar - bass guitar
  • Gordon Kennedy - electric guitar
  • Kenny Greenberg - electric and acoustic guitar
  • Phil Madeira - B-3 organ, Wurlitzer on "Rubber Meets the Road"
  • Shane Keister - B-3 organ, piano on "Free", Rhodes on "Celebrate You"
  • Jerry Douglas - lap steel on "The Walk" and "Rubber Meets the Road"
  • Stuart Duncan - fiddle
  • Eric Darken - percussion
  • Sam Bacco - percussion on "What I Would Say"
  • Blair Masters -Wurlitzer on "Let Us Pray", keyboards on "Hold on to Jesus"
  • The Nashville String Machine - strings on "Free" and "What I Would Say"
  • Carl Marsh - string arrangement
  • Tommy Morgan - harmonica on "Only Natural"

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 - assistants
  • Mixed by Jack Joseph Puig at Ocean Way
  • Jim Champagne - assistant
  • Mastered by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab (Hollywood, California)

References[edit]

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