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, Tom Laune
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: vocals, piano, programming (12)
  • Raymond Boyd: drums
  • Jim Daneker: keyboards, MIDI programming, programming (12)
  • David Davidson: violin & viola
  • Brent Milligan: bass guitar
  • David Hamilton: keyboards, music director, orchestra arrangement & conductor (12)
  • Wes King: acoustic guitars
  • Glenn Pearce: electric guitars
  • Jerry McPherson: additional guitars (12)
  • Ken Lewis: percussion (12)
  • Kent Hooper: programming (13)
  • The Nashville String Machine: orchestra (12)
  • Carl Gorodetzky: contractor
  • Ric Dominico: music preparation
  • Spoken word: Anna Smith, Emily Smith & Darren Whitehead
  • Additional vocals (12,13): Leigh Cappillino, Christine Dente, Darwin Hobbs, Kristie Mays, Fiona Mellett, Leanne Palmore, Chance Scoggins & Terry White
  • Choir: Chris Rice, Amy Grant, Mark Schultz, Geron Davis, Greg Long, Becky Davis; Phillips, Craig & Dean; Erin O'Donnell, Shaun Groves, Out of Eden, Allison Redman, Mike Carpino, Raphael Giglio, Ginny Owens, Kelly Minter, Cindy Morgan, Darwin Hobbs, Wes King, Perry & Nathan Walters (of Plus One)


Production
  • Producers: Michael W. Smith & Tom Laune
  • Executive Producer: Michael W. Smith
  • Engineer & mix: Tom Laune
  • Strings (12) engineered by Lynn Fuston
  • Live recording engineers: Brent King & Rob Burrell
  • Protools & editing: Rob Burrell
  • Remote recording system: Joel Singer
  • House engineer: Eric Elwell
  • Set Design & cover illustration: Jimmy Abegg
  • Stage Manager: Bobby Simmons
  • On stage monitors: Shane Hamill
  • Video & imaging production: Jim Goodrich & Raphael Giglio
  • Production Coordinators: Eric Elwell & Jason McArthur
  • Production manager: Chris Schultz
  • Photography: Ben Pearson & Glen Rose

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.