Calm Before the Storm (Paul Brandt album)

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Calm Before the Storm
CalmBeforetheStorm.jpg
Studio album by Paul Brandt
Released June 11, 1996
Recorded 1995-1996
Genre Country
Length 33:45
Label Reprise
Producer Josh Leo
Paul Brandt chronology
Calm Before the Storm
(1996)
Outside the Frame
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Calm Before the Storm is the debut album of Canadian country music artist Paul Brandt, released in 1996 on Reprise Records. The album has been certified 3× Platinum by the CRIA and gold by the RIAA, and it is his most successful album in the United States. Its four singles — "My Heart Has a History", "I Do", "I Meant to Do That", and "Take It from Me" — were all Number One hits on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts. All four singles were Top 40 hits on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts, where they reached #5, #2, #39, and #38, respectively.

"Pass Me By (If You're Only Passing Through)" is a cover of a country standard which has been recorded by several artists, including Johnny Rodriguez, who released it as a single.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "My Heart Has a History" (Mark D. Sanders, Paul Brandt) - 3:22
  2. "Take It from Me" (Roy Hurd, Brandt) - 3:26
  3. "I Do (Robin's Song)" (Brandt) - 3:39
  4. "12 Step Recovery" (Rick Bowles, Josh Leo) - 3:22
  5. "I Meant to Do That" (Lynn Gillespie Chater, Kerry Chater, Brandt) - 3:28
  6. "One and Only One" (Bowles, Leo, Brandt) - 3:21
  7. "All Over Me" (Tracy Parker, Jimmy Wooten) - 3:04
  8. "Calm Before the Storm" (Brandt) - 3:31
  9. "On the Inside" (Brett Jones) - 3:27
  10. "Pass Me By (If You're Only Passing Through)" (Hillman Hall) - 3:05

Personnel[edit]

Strings arranged by Carl Marsh.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Country Albums 1
Canadian RPM Top Albums 55
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 14
U.S. Billboard 200 102
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 1

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Preceded by
The Woman in Me by Shania Twain
RPM Country Albums number-one album
July 1–7, 1996
August 19–September 1, 1996
September 9–15, 1996
September 30–October 13, 1996
January 27–February 2, 1997
Succeeded by
The Greatest Hits Collection by Alan Jackson
The Woman in Me by Shania Twain
The Woman in Me by Shania Twain
CMT Canada '96 by Various Artists
Did I Shave My Legs for This? by Deana Carter