First Hand (album)

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First Hand
Firsthand-scc.jpg
Studio album by Steven Curtis
Released 1987
Genre CCM, country, soft rock, pop
Length 42:39
Label Sparrow
Producer Phil Naish
Steven Curtis chronology
First Hand
(1987)
Real Life Conversations
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout (not rated)[2]

First Hand is the debut album released by Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman. The album was released in 1987 by Sparrow Records and features the single "Weak Days".

The album features a blend of country music with soft rock and pop.[3]

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. "First Hand"(Niles Borop, Chapman, Phil Naish) – 3:38
  2. "Weak Days"(Chapman, James Isaac Elliot) – 4:20
  3. "Hiding Place"(Chapman, Jerry Salley) – 4:49
  4. "Run Away" – 4:22
  5. "Do They Know" – 4:01
  6. "Tell Me" – 4:21
  7. "Who Cares"(Chapman, Geoff Moore, Naish) – 5:07
  8. "Dying to Live" – 3:37
  9. "Said and Done" – 5:10
  10. "My Redeemer Is Faithful and True"(Chapman, Elliot) – 3:47

Personnel[edit]

Musicians

  • Steven Curtis Chapman – lead vocals, electric guitars, acoustic guitar, guitar solo (8), background vocals
  • Jon Goin – electric guitar
  • Mike Brignardello – bass guitar
  • Mark Hammond – drums
  • Phil Naish – producer, keyboards
  • Carl Gorodetzsky – strings (5, 10)
  • Nashville String Machine – strings (5, 10)
  • Alan Moore – string orchestrations
  • Chris Rodriguez – background vocals
  • Wayne Kirkpatrick – background vocals
  • Herb Chapman – background vocals, featured backing vocal (5)

Production

  • Greg Nelson – executive producer
  • Jeff Balding – recording and mix engineer
  • Mike Clute – assistant engineer
  • Bill Whittington – assistant engineer
  • Denny Purcell – mastering
  • Cindy Wilt – production coordinator
  • Mark Tucker – photography
  • Buddy Jackson – design
  • Barbara Catanzaro-Hearn – art direction
  • Beth Middleworth – title illustration
  • Jane Golden – cover image of Santa Monica mural
  • The Bennett House, Franklin, Tennessee – recording studio
  • Omni Sound, Nashville, Tennessee – recording studio
  • Hummingbird, Nashville, Tennessee – recording studio
  • Goldmine, Nashville, Tennessee – recording studio
  • Center Stage, Nashville, Tennessee – recording studio
  • Downstage Studios, Nashville, Tennessee – recording studio
  • Georgetown Masters, Nashville, Tennessee – mastering location

References[edit]

  1. ^ First Hand at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Steven Curtis Chapman, "First Hand" Review". Jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved May 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ Carpenter, Bil. "First Hand Overview (AllMusic.com)".