Free Flying Soul

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Free Flying Soul
Studio album by The Choir
Released May 1, 1996
Recorded 1996
Studio Neverland Studios, Berry Hill, Tennessee
Genre Christian alternative rock
Length 44:37
Label Tattoo
Producer Steve Hindalong, Derri Daugherty
The Choir chronology
Love Songs and Prayers: A Retrospective
Free Flying Soul
Let It Fly

Free Flying Soul is the ninth studio album from Christian alternative rock band The Choir, released in 1996. It earned the band its first Dove Award win, in 1997.

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars link
CCM Magazine[1]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics by Steve Hindalong. All music by Derri Daugherty, unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Salamander" (Music by Daugherty, Hindalong) – 3:24
  2. "Polar Boy" (Music by Daugherty, Tim Chandler, Hindalong) – 4:34
  3. "Sled Dog" (Music by Daugherty, Hindalong, Chandler) – 3:00
  4. "Away With The Swine" – 3:01
  5. "The Ocean" – 4:16
  6. "If You're Listening" – 5:40
  7. "The Chicken" (Music by Chandler, Daugherty, Hindalong) – 6:26
  8. "Slow Spin" (Music by Chandler, Hindalong) – 1:48
  9. "Leprechaun" (Music by Chandler, Hindalong) – 2:47
  10. "Yellow-Haired Monkeys" (Music by Daugherty, Hindalong) – 1:29
  11. "Butterfly" – 4:05
  12. "The Warbler" (Music by Hindalong) – 4:07

"The Chicken" begins and ends with excerpts (performed very unmelodically, particularly at the end) of an old hymn, "Love Lifted Me".

Tim Chandler is credited with writing one word of the lyrics to "Leprechaun" ("chlorophyll"). Wayne Everett is credited with writing a few words of the lyrics to "The Warbler".


The Choir[edit]

(Note: Michaels does not actually appear on the album at all, except to play a lyricon part on "Salamander".)

Additional musicians[edit]


  • Producers - Steve Hindalong, Derri Daugherty
  • Engineers - Daugherty, Skye McCaskey
  • Mixers - Paul Salvo at Scrimshaw Sound, except "The Ocean" and "Slow Spin" mixed by Daugherty at Neverland Studios
  • Inspiration and additional production - Tim Chandler and Wayne Everett
  • Cover and creature photos - Norman Jean Roy. The flying creature on the cover of the album was brought on tour with the band, and it hung inside Steve Hindalong's bass drum.
  • Art direction and design - Jim Dantzler at Flywheel Design
  • Art coordination - Dan Michaels
  • Styling and creature hunt - Gina Gigglio
  • Clock photo - Michaels. The cat clock featured in the inner booklet is Dan Michaels' own.

Awards and nominations[edit]


  1. ^ Brown, Bruce A. (April 1996). "Reviews / Free Flying Soul". CCM Magazine. 18 (10): 72.