Turn Around (album)

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Turn Around
Studio album by Jonny Lang
Released September 19, 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Gospel, blue-eyed soul, R&B
Length 55:03
Label A&M
Producer Drew and Shannon & Jonny Lang
Jonny Lang chronology
Long Time Coming
(2003)
Turn Around
(2006)

Turn Around is the fifth studio album by American blues guitarist Jonny Lang, released on September 19, 2006 (see 2006 in music). On February 11, 2007, it won the Grammy Award for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album.

From Amazon.com:

"With this album I want to focus, more than ever before, on my purpose in life," he explains. "I've been so incredibly blessed. My wife and I just had our fifth anniversary. I get to do what I love for a living. But it wasn't so long ago that I was spiraling downward in a lot of ways, until God touched my life and set me on the right track. I feel a huge debt to give glory back to Him for everything He has done for me. It's the least I can do."

That said, Turn Around is not slotted only to listeners who have - or have not - undergone this kind of transformation. It inspires, excites, and gets people on their feet - but it doesn't preach. "I understand that not everybody believes as I do," Lang says, "which is fine. I just want to sing about what's going on in my life and let people make up their own minds about that."

For all the conviction that Lang brings to Turn Around, the album began almost as an afterthought. Lang was in the studio one day with his producer, Ron Fair, who is also president of A&M/Interscope Records. There wasn't anything pressing on the agenda; they were doing routine work on the final stages of Lang's previous record, Long Time Coming. Then, out of the blue, Fair said something completely unexpected.

"He looks at me and goes, `Dude, you need to make a gospel record,'" Lang says, laughing at the recollection. "Now, I hadn't really mentioned much to Ron about that side of my life, but for some reason he knew where I was at. So I thought about it for just a second and said, `Yes, I do.'"[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Intro" – :17
  2. "Bump in the Road" (Drew Ramsey, Shannon Sanders, Jonny Lang) – 3:40
  3. "One Person at a Time" (Drew Ramsey, Shannon Sanders, Jonny Lang) – 3:02
  4. "The Other Side of the Fence" (Drew Ramsey, Shannon Sanders, Jonny Lang) – 3:04
  5. "Turn Around" (Drew Ramsey, Aaron Pearce, Jonny Lang, David Lee) – 4:41
  6. "My Love Remains" (Drew Ramsey, Shannon Sanders, Jonny Lang, Steven Curtis Chapman) – 3:51
  7. "Thankful" (Drew Ramsey, Shannon Sanders, Jonny Lang) – 4:04 - Featuring Michael McDonald
  8. "Only a Man" (Jonny Lang) – 4:15
  9. "Don't Stop (For Anything)" (Drew Ramsey, Shannon Sanders, Jonny Lang) – 5:00
  10. "Anything's Possible" (Drew Ramsey, Shannon Sanders, Jonny Lang) – 3:49
  11. "Last Goodbye" (Drew Ramsey, Jonny Lang) – 3:56
  12. "On My Feet Again" (Drew Ramsey, Shannon Sanders, Reeve Carney, Jonny Lang) – 4:23
  13. "That Great Day" (Drew Ramsey, Jonny Lang) – 4:36
  14. "It's Not Over" (Drew Ramsey, Shannon Sanders, Jonny Lang) – 5:32
  15. "Outro" – :50

Personnel[edit]

  • Jonny Lang - lead vocals, lead guitar, acoustic guitar, acoustic piano
  • Drew Ramsey - rhythm guitar, synthesizer
  • Shannon Sanders - organ
  • Michael Bland - drums
  • Jim Anton - bass guitar

Additional performers

The Jonny Lang Thankful Choir

  • Jonny Lang
  • Drew Ramsey
  • Shannon Sanders
  • Matthew Johnson
  • Danelle Corbin
  • Ametria Dock
  • Chimere Scott
  • Jackie Wilson
  • Rebecca Shocklee
  • Dean Esther
  • Kim Keyes
  • Cynthia Matthews
  • Aaron Pearce

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], Album Information.