Heaven in the Real World

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Heaven in the Real World
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Studio album by Steven Curtis Chapman
Released July 12, 1994
Genre Contemporary Christian music, rock, pop
Length 55:25
Label Sparrow
Producer Phil Naish and Steven Curtis Chapman
Steven Curtis Chapman chronology
The Live Adventure
(1993)
Heaven in the Real World
(1994)
The Music of Christmas
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout (not rated) [2]

Heaven in the Real World is the sixth studio album by the Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman released on July 12, 1994, by Sparrow Records.

It was certified gold by the end of the year, nominated for a 1995 Grammy award, and went platinum on February 7, 1997. The title song received the 1995 Gospel Music Association award for best Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year, and the album earned Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year, at the 25th GMA Dove Awards.

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. "Heaven in the Real World" – 4:50
  2. "King of the Jungle" – 4:55
  3. "Dancing with the Dinosaur" – 4:46
  4. "The Mountain" (Chapman, Geoff Moore) – 4:56
  5. "Treasure of You" (Chapman, Moore) – 4:41
  6. "Love and Learn" – 4:09
  7. "Burn the Ships" (Chapman, James Elliot) – 4:56
  8. "Remember Your Chains" – 5:22
  9. "Heartbeat of Heaven" – 5:07
  10. "Still Listening" – 4:32
  11. "Facts Are Facts" (Chapman, Moore) – 3:30
  12. "Miracle of Mercy" – 2:39
  13. "Heartbeat of Heaven" (reprise) – 0:57

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • Steven Curtis Chapman – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar on "Still Listening", dobro on "King of the Jungle", classical guitar on "Miracle of Mercy", producer, background vocals, shoutback on "Facts Are Facts"
  • Phil Naish – producer, keyboards, shoutback on "Facts Are Facts"
  • Dann Huff – electric guitar, classical guitar solo on "Love and Learn" and "Heartbeat of Heaven", acoustic guitar solo on "Remember Your Chains", slide guitar solo on "Facts Are Facts"
  • Leland Sklar – bass guitar (1-9, 11)
  • John Robinson – drums (1-9, 11)
  • Mark Hammond – drum programming on "King of the Jungle", percussion on "Dancing with the Dinosaur" and "The Mountain"
  • Mike Haynes, Jeff Bailey – trumpets on "King of the Jungle"
  • Chris McDonald, Barry Green – trombones on "King of the Jungle"
  • Chris McDonald – horn arrangement on "King of the Jungle"
  • Jeff Mac – wave sequencing on "Dancing with the Dinosaur"
  • David Naish – pterodactyl overdub on "Dancing with the Dinosaur"
  • Dan Dugmore – dobro on "The Mountain", steel guitar on "Love and Learn"
  • Carl Gorodetsky – strings on "Love and Learn" and "Heartbeat of Heaven"
  • Nashville String Machine – strings on "Love and Learn" and "Heartbeat of Heaven"
  • Conni Ellisor – string arrangement and conductor on "Love and Learn", "Heartbeat of Heaven" and "Miracle of Mercy"
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion on "Heartbeat of Heaven", "Still Listening" and "Miracle of Mercy"
  • Danny O'Lannerghty – fretless bass on "Miracle of Mercy"
  • John Catchings, Anthony LaMarchina, Bob Mason – cello trio on "Miracle of Mercy"
  • Michael Gleason – background vocals (tracks 1-5, 7, 9, 10, 11)
  • Mark Heimermann – background vocals (tracks 1, 2, 5, 7)
  • Michael Mellett – background vocals (tracks 3, 4, 9, 10, 11)
  • Hezekiah Walker and The Love Fellowship Crusade Choir – choir on "Heaven in the Real World" and "King of the Jungle"
  • James Isaac Elliot – voice-over on "Heaven in the Real World"
  • Steve LePard – voice-over on "Heaven in the Real World"
  • Brad Winget – voice-over on "Heaven in the Real World"
  • Charles Colson – voice-over on "Heaven in the Real World"
  • Emily Chapman – children's choir on "Still Listening"
  • Caleb Chapman – children's choir on "Still Listening"
  • Will Franklin Chapman – children's choir on "Still Listening"
  • Calvin Bottoms – shoutback on "Facts Are Facts"
  • Dan Brunelle – shoutback on "Facts Are Facts"
  • Dave Huffman – shoutback on "Facts Are Facts"
  • Dennis Kurtilla – shoutback on "Facts Are Facts"
  • Peter York – executive producer
  • Dan Raines – executive producer
  • Bridgett Evans O'Lannerghty – production coordinator
  • Ed Cherney – instrumental track recording engineer
  • Schnee Studio, North Hollywood, California, – instrumental track recording location
  • John Hendrickson – assistant engineer, additional engineer, assistant mix engineer
  • Ronnie Brookshire – overdub and vocal recording engineer
  • Studio at Mole End, Franklin, Tennessee – overdub and vocal recording location
  • Todd Robbins – assistant engineer
  • The Hit Factory, New York City – additional recording location
  • Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California – additional recording location
  • Schnee Studio, North Hollywood, California – additional recording location
  • Quad Studios, Nashville, Tennessee – additional recording location
  • Mid-Town Tone and Volume, Nashville, Tennessee – additional recording location
  • North Beach Studio, Franklin, Tennessee – additional recording location
  • Todd Robbins – additional engineer
  • Jay Healy – additional engineer
  • Dan García – additional engineer
  • Jeremy Smith – additional engineer
  • Dave Dillbeck – assistant engineer
  • Peter Doell – assistant engineer
  • Koji Egawa – assistant engineer
  • Lars Aakre – assistant engineer
  • Bill Schnee – mixing
  • Schnee Studio, North Hollywood, California – mixing location
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • The Mastering Lab, Los Angeles, California – mastering location
  • Karen Philpott – creative design
  • East West Design Group, Nashville, Tennessee – design
  • Gerhart Yurkovic – cover photo
  • E.J. Carr – additional photos
  • John Guider – stock photos
  • Robert Glover – stock photos
  • Skip O'Rourke – stock photos
  • Johnny Villanueva – hair and make-up
  • Jeffrey Tay – stylist

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heaven in the Real World at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Steven Curtis Chapman, "Heaven In The Real World" Review". Jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved May 6, 2014.