God (Rebecca St. James album)

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God
God (Rebecca St. James album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
Released25 June 1996
Recorded1996
GenreChristian rock, contemporary Christian music
Length48:31
LabelForeFront
ProducerTedd T
Rebecca St. James chronology
Extended Play Remixes
(1995)
God
(1996)
Christmas
(1997)
Singles from God
  1. "God"
    Released: 1996
  2. "Abba (Father)"
    Released: 1996
  3. "You're the Voice"
    Released: 1996
  4. "Me Without You"
    Released: 1997
  5. "Go & Sin No More"
    Released: 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout4/5 stars[2]

God is the third studio album by then 18-year-old Christian pop and rock artist Rebecca St. James. It was released on 25 June 1996 by ForeFront Records, and peaked at No. 200 on the Billboard 200.[3] The title song was featured on WOW #1s: 31 of the Greatest Christian Music Hits Ever. It was RIAA Certified Gold in 2005.[4] This was the first of many Rebecca St. James albums produced by Tedd Tjornhom.

Commercial performance[edit]

The song "God" was a hit in 1996, topping three Christian Rock Charts.[which?] The radio singles "You're the Voice", "Abba (Father)" and "Go & Sin No More" also did well, while the single "Me Without You" failed to gain major airplay. Though never released as singles "Psalm 139", "Speak to Me" and "You Then Me" have all become fan favorites.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."God"Rebecca St. James, Tedd T4:08
2."You're the Voice" (John Farnham cover)M. Ryder, K. Reed, A. Quinta, C. Thompson5:00
3."You Then Me"Bob Halligan, Jr., Graham Shaw3:51
4."Speak to Me"St. James, Josh Deaton, T.4:44
5."Abba (Father)"St. James, Otto Price, T.5:20
6."Me Without You"Martin Briley4:14
7."That's What Matters"St. James, T.4:52
8."Carry Me High"St. James, T.4:40
9."A Cold Heart Turns"St. James2:54
10."Go and Sin No More" (with hidden track "Psalm 139")St. James, Michael Anderson, T.8:41

Personnel[edit]

  • Rebecca St. James – lead and backing vocals
  • Tedd T – arrangements, acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, harmonica, programming, bass, percussion
  • Carl Marsh – accordion, Mellotron, string arrangements
  • David Cleveland – acoustic guitar
  • Vince Emmett – electric guitar, steel guitar
  • Brent Milligan – electric guitar, bass, percussion
  • Otto Price – electric guitar, bass
  • Chuck Zwicky – guitar
  • Dan Needham – drums, percussion
  • Hunter Lee – Uilleann pipes, Irish flute, didjeridu
  • Tina Keil – backing vocals
  • Paul Q-Pek – backing vocals
  • Josh Smallbone – backing vocals
  • Lori Wilshire – backing vocals
  • Micah Wilshire – backing vocals

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1996 Top Heatseekers 10
The Billboard 200 200
Top Contemporary Christian 6

Singles - CCM Magazine (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1996 "God" Christian Radio–Adult Contemporary 14
"Go and Sin No More" 23
1997 "Abba (Father)" 15
"Speak to Me" 31
1998 "Carry Me High" 36

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Jesus Freak Hideout review
  3. ^ "Rebecca St. James – God". Billboard. Archived from the original on 26 September 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)