Worship (Michael W. Smith album)

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Worship
Live album by Michael W. Smith
Released September 11, 2001
Recorded June 1, 2001
Carpenter's Home Church,
Lakeland, Florida, US
Genre Contemporary worship music
Label Reunion
Producer Michael W. Smith
Michael W. Smith chronology
Freedom
(2000)
Worship
(2001)
Worship Again
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout 3.5/5 stars[2]

Worship is Michael W. Smith's sixteenth album. The album, Smith's first album of contemporary worship music, was recorded live and was released on Reunion Records.

Background[edit]

Smith sang "Above All" at President George W. Bush's 2001 inaugural prayer service.[3] In 2002, he released a follow-up album Worship Again and a DVD comprising selections from both albums.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Forever"   Chris Tomlin 5:50
2. "The Heart of Worship"   Matt Redman 6:15
3. "Draw Me Close"   Kelly Carpenter 4:14
4. "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus"   Helen H. Lemmel 3:12
5. "Open the Eyes of My Heart"   Paul Baloche 5:22
6. "Above All"   Lenny LeBlanc, Baloche 4:23
7. "Breathe"   Marie Barnett 6:57
8. "Let It Rain"   Michael Farron 5:40
9. "Agnus Dei"   Michael W. Smith 6:40
10. "Awesome God"   Rich Mullins 4:40
11. "More Love, More Power"   Jude del Hierro 5:10
12. "Purified"   Deborah D. Smith, Michael W. Smith 4:32
13. "Above All (studio version)"   LeBlanc, Baloche 4:36
Total length:
1:07:41

Personnel[edit]

  • Michael W. Smith – Arranger, Programming, Vocals, Producer, Piano, Main Performer
  • Cindy Morgan – Choir, Chorus
  • Raymond Boyd – Drums
  • Chris Rice – Choir, Chorus
  • Leigh Cappillino – Vocals
  • Chance Scoggins – Vocals
  • Darwin Hobbs – Choir, Chorus
  • Eric Elwell – Coordination
  • Lynn Fuston – Engineer
  • Plus One – Choir, Chorus
  • Amy Grant – Choir, Chorus
  • David Davidson – Viola, Violin
  • Brent Milligan – Bass
  • Markus Shultz – Choir, Chorus
  • Ken Lewis – Percussion
  • Geron Davis – Choir, Chorus
  • Glenn Pearce – Guitar
  • Christine Dente – Vocals
  • Greg Long – Choir, Chorus
  • Glen Rose – Photography
  • Chris Schultz – Production Coordination
  • Tom Laune – Engineer, Producer, Mixing
  • Brent King – Engineer
  • David Hamilton – Arranger, Conductor, Keyboards, Musical Direction
  • Becky Davis – Choir, Chorus
  • Phillips, Craig & Dean – Choir, Chorus
  • Ian Black – Design
  • Kelly Minter – Choir, Chorus
  • Nashville String Machine – Orchestra
  • Ben Pearson – Photography
  • Erin O'Donnell – Choir, Chorus
  • Kent Hooper – Programming
  • Terry White – Vocals
  • Jerry McPherson – Guitar
  • Shaun Groves – Choir, Chorus
  • Carl Gorodetzky – Contractor
  • Rob Burrell – Editing, Engineer
  • LeAnne Palmore – Vocals
  • Anna Smith – Spoken Word
  • Tim Parker – Design
  • Out of Eden – Choir, Chorus
  • Jimmy Abegg – Set Design
  • Ginny Owens – Choir, Chorus

Album certifications[edit]

Country Peak Sales Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Canada (CRIA) n/a 50,000 Gold
United States (RIAA) 20 2,000,000 2x Platinum

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Jesus Freak Hideout review
  3. ^ "Above All". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2009-04-13.