The Great Adventure is the fifth album released by Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman. The album was released on November 18, 1992 by Sparrow Records. It went Gold in just under seven months, being certified June 15, 1993.
The album was listed at No. 33 in the 2001 book, CCM Presents: The 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music. It brought Chapman several Gospel Music Association awards at the 24th GMA Dove Awards in 1993, including Song of the Year (with Geoff Moore), Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year, and Short Form Music Video of the Year for the title song, and Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year. The album also won the 1993 Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album.
The album features guest appearances by artists like Toby McKeehan (dc Talk), BeBe Winans, and Ricky Skaggs. Also, the song "Maria" was co-written by Chapman's wife.
All tracks written by Steven Curtis Chapman, except where noted.
- "Prologue" (instrumental) (J.A.C. Redford) – 2:37
- "Great Adventure" (Chapman, Geoff Moore) – 4:35
- "Where We Belong" (Chapman) – 4:19
- "Go There With You" (Chapman) – 5:21
- "That's Paradise" (Chapman, Geoff Moore) – 4:59
- "Don't Let the Fire Die" (Chapman) – 4:48
- "Got to B Tru" (Chapman) (feat. Toby McKeehan) – 4:18
- "Walk With the Wise" (Chapman, Brent Lamb) – 4:34
- "Maria" (S. Chapman, Mary Beth Chapman, James Isaac Eliott) – 5:01
- "Still Called Today" (Chapman) (feat. BeBe Winans) – 6:00
- "Heart's Cry" (Chapman, Phil Naish) – 3:11
- BeBe Winans - duet vocal on "Still Called Today"
- Toby McKeehan - rap on "Got To B Tru"
- Steven Curtis Chapman, Kip Raines & Brent Lamb - "The Great Adventure", "Where We Belong", "Still Called Today"
- Steven Curtis Chapman, Trace Balin & Chris Rodríguez - "Maria", "That's Paradise"
- Steven Curtis Chapman, Mark Heimermann & Herb Chapman - "Got To Be Tru"
- Steven Curtis Chapman, Ricky Skaggs & Lionel Cartwright - "Walk With the Wise"
- Yells on "Got To B Tru": Marty Funderburk, Chris Moore, Chad Ballentyne, Steve Charles, Herb Chapman, Todd Robbins, Jason Cole, James Isaac Elliot, Phil Naish & S.C.C.
Production and Recording
- Phil Naish - Producer
- Executive Producer - Peter York
- Ronnie Brookshire - Engineer
- Bill Deaton and Ronnie Brookshire - Mixers
- Patrick Kelly, Carry Summers, Steve Bishir - Additional Engineers
- Carry Summers, Todd Robbins, John Kunz, Patrick Kelly - Assistant Engineers
- Recorded and Mixed at Studio At Mole End, Franklin, Tennessee
- Tracks recorded at Nightingale Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
- Additional Recording at Quad Studios, Omni Sound and Skylab, Nashville, Tennessee
- Strings Recorded at Great Circle Sound, Nashville, Tennessee