is the ninth studio album from Speechless Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman. It was released on June 15, 1999, by Sparrow Records.
It has been certified
Platinum as of November 27, 2000, by the RIAA. Chapman received the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album and Dove Awards for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year (for "Dive").
The album also charted more No. 1 hits (seven) on Christian contemporary radio than any other of Chapman's albums: "The Change," "Fingerprints of God," "The Invitation," "Great Expectations," "Be Still And Know," "Dive," and the title song. The album is considered one of Chapman's greater works by many, and is recognized by many as being one of the best Christian albums of all time.
The concert tour in support of "Speechless" featured longtime friend and co-writer
Track listing [ edit ]
All songs written by Chapman, except where noted.
Dive" – 3:57 "Speechless"
(Chapman, – 5:06 Geoff Moore) "The Change"
(Chapman, Elliot) – 3:46 "Great Expectations" – 5:02
"Next 5 Minutes"
(Adam Anders, Chapman) – 4:19 "Fingerprints of God" – 4:02
(Chapman, Moore) – 4:57 "Whatever" – 4:01
"I Do Believe" – 4:01
"What I Really Want to Say" – 4:22
"With Hope" – 5:12
(Chapman, J.A.C. Redford) – 3:05 "Be Still and Know" – 3:19
Track Information [ edit ]
Chapman dedicated the song "Fingerprints of God" to his daughter Emily who, at the time had turned 13.
[4 ] The song "With Hope" was written for a family, the Mullicans (friends of the Chapmans), who lost a child. It was later sung in honor of the victims of the
Heath High School shooting. The school where the shooting occurred in Paducah, Kentucky was Chapman's alma mater. [5 ] The song "What I Really Want to Say" is dedicated to Chapman's wife, Mary Beth.
Personnel [ edit ]
Musicians [ edit ]
Steven Curtis Chapman - electric and acoustic guitar, dobro, track arrangement, mandolin, "Papoose" guitar Randy Pearce -
electric guitar Adam Anders -
bass, programming, track arrangement Will Denton - drums and drum loops
Shane Keister -
piano Hardy Hemphill - piano on "With Hope"
Scott Sheriff - B-3 organ on "Fingerprints of God"
Eric Darken -
London Session Orchestra - orchestra Gavyn Wright - concertmaster
J.A.C. Redford - orchestral arrangement
Carl Marsh - orchestral arrangement on "What I Really Want to Say"
Recording and Producing [ edit ]
Brown Bannister and Steven Curtis Chapman - Producers Peter York and Dan Raines - Executive Producers
Traci Sterling Bishir - Production Manager
Bill Baumgart - A&R Coordinator
Recorded and Mixed by Steve Bishir at Sound Kitchen (
Franklin, Tennessee) Assisted by Hank Nirider, Jedd Hackett and Melissa Mattoy
Hank Nirider - Mix Assistant
Aaron Swihart, Hank Nirider, Shane Wilson, Gary Paczosa, jb, Patrick Kelly - Additional Engineering
Orchestra Recorded by Mark Tucker at
Abbey Road Studio ( London) Assisted by Andrew Dudman
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound (
^ Allmusic review
^ Jesus Freak Hideout review
^ http://www.stevencurtischapman.com/about/history.asp?id=radio #1 Radio History
^ Connection Magazine (November 2000). "Story Behind Song".
^ Connection Magazine. "Curtis Chapman".