The Great Adventure (album)

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The Great Adventure
Studio album by Steven Curtis Chapman
Released November 18, 1992
Genre Contemporary Christian
Length 49:43
Label Sparrow
Producer Phil Naish
Steven Curtis Chapman chronology
For the Sake of the Call
The Great Adventure
The Live Adventure
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

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.

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. "Prologue" (instrumental) (J.A.C. Redford) – 2:37
  2. "Great Adventure" (Chapman, Geoff Moore) – 4:35
  3. "Where We Belong" (Chapman) – 4:19
  4. "Go There With You" (Chapman) – 5:21
  5. "That's Paradise" (Chapman, Geoff Moore) – 4:59
  6. "Don't Let the Fire Die" (Chapman) – 4:48
  7. "Got to B Tru" (Chapman) (feat. Toby McKeehan) – 4:18
  8. "Walk With the Wise" (Chapman, Brent Lamb) – 4:34
  9. "Maria" (S. Chapman, Mary Beth Chapman, James Isaac Eliott) – 5:01
  10. "Still Called Today" (Chapman) (feat. BeBe Winans) – 6:00
  11. "Heart's Cry" (Chapman, Phil Naish) – 3:11



  • Steven Curtis Chapman – lead vocals, acoustic guitars, electric guitars on "Got To Be Tru"
  • Paul Leim – drums
  • Mark Hammond – drum programming on "Maria" and "Got To B Tru"
  • Jackie Street – bass guitar
  • Dann Huff – guitars
  • Jerry McPherson – guitars
  • Phil Naish – keyboards
  • Cheryl Rogers – piano on "Prologue"
  • Rusty Young – lap steel, additional dobro
  • Scott Sanders – dobro
  • Jo-El Sonnier – accordion on "Walk With the Wise"
  • Mark Douthit – soprano sax solo on "Still Called Today"
  • The Nashville String Machine – orchestra on "Prologue", "Go There With You" and "Heart's Cry"
  • Carl Gorodetzky – contractor
  • J.A.C. Redford – composer, arranger, and conductor on "Prologue", strings and brass arrangement on "Go There With You"
  • Don Wyrtzen – string arrangement on "Heart's Cry"

Background vocals[edit]

  • BeBe Winans – duet vocal on "Still Called Today"
  • Toby McKeehan – rap on "Got To B Tru"
  • Steven Curtis Chapman – "The Great Adventure", "Where We Belong", "Still Called Today", "Maria", "That's Paradise", "Got to B Tru", "Walk With the Wise", "Don't Let the Fire Die"
  • Kip Raines – "The Great Adventure", "Where We Belong", "Still Called Today"
  • Brent Lamb – "The Great Adventure", "Where We Belong", "Still Called Today"
  • Trace Balin – "Maria", "That's Paradise"
  • Chris Rodríguez – "Maria", "That's Paradise"
  • Mark Heimermann – "Got to B Tru"
  • Herb Chapman – "Got to B Tru"
  • Ricky Skaggs – "Walk With the Wise"
  • 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 and S.C.C.

Production and recording[edit]

  • Phil Naish – producer
  • Peter York – executive producer
  • 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
Additional credits
  • Design – Carol Bobolts/Red Herring Design
  • Photography – Frank W. Ockenfels 3
  • Hair and make-up – Helena Occhipinti
  • Stylists – Jeffrey Tay Stylists