Home for Christmas
Studio album by Amy Grant
October 6, 1992
1992 at Javelina, Nashville, TN;
RCA Studios, Nashville, TN; Omni Sound, Nashville, TN; The Dugout, Nashville, TN; Record One, Sherman Oaks, CA; Tejas Recorders, Franklin, TN; Quad Studios, Nashville, TN; Hip Pocket, New York, NY; The Hit Factory, New York, NY; CTS Studios, Wembley, England; Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, CA
Brown Bannister, Ronn Huff
Amy Grant chronology
Singles from Home for Christmas
" Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song)"
" Grown-Up Christmas List"
Released: 1992 (US)
is the 13th album by Home for Christmas Christian music and pop music singer Amy Grant, released in 1992.
Home for Christmas is Amy Grant's second holiday album, the first being 1983's . Coming off of the heels of Grant's massively successful 1991 album A Christmas Album , Heart in Motion Home for Christmas performed even better than Heart in Motion on the Billboard charts, reaching No. 2 on the and No. 1 on the Christian album chart. It was later reissued in 2003 as Billboard 200 . 20th Century Masters - The Christmas Collection: The Best of Amy Grant
On November 17, 1997,
Home for Christmas was certified Triple Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipment of three million copies in the United States. [2 ]
As of November 2014,
Home for Christmas is the eighteenth best-selling Christmas/holiday album in the U.S. during the Nielsen SoundScan era of music sales tracking (March 1991 – present), having sold 2,540,000 copies according to SoundScan. [3 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin 2:36
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"
Edward Pola, George Wyle 2:26
Joy to the World/For Unto Us a Child Is Born"
George Frideric Handel, Isaac Watts 2:33
"Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song)"
Amy Grant, Chris Eaton 5:29
O Come All Ye Faithful"
John Francis Wade 3:01
Grown-Up Christmas List"
David Foster, Linda Thompson, additional lyrics by Amy Grant 5:00
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"
Johnny Marks 2:07
Winter Wonderland" Felix Bernard, Dick Smith
I'll Be Home for Christmas" Kim Gannon,
Walter Kent, Buck Ram 3:27
"The Night Before Christmas"
Carly Simon 3:52
"Emmanuel, God With Us"
Grant, Eaton, Robert Marshall
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Instrumental)"
Johann Sebastian Bach 4:47
Personnel [ edit ]
Amy Grant: lead vocals
Shane Keister: piano (4,10), keyboards (8,10,11), string arrangement (10) Carl Marsh: synthesizer (4), keyboards (11,12), orchestration (12)
Phil Keaggy: guitars (5)
Robbie Buchanan: keyboards (6) Tom Hemby: guitar (6,12), acoustic guitar (10)
Jerry McPherson: guitar (7), acoustic guitar (10)
Chris McHugh: drums (7) Craig Nelson: bass (7,9)
Steve Forman: percussion (7)
Paul Leim: drums (8,10), percussion (10)
David Hungate: bass (8,10) Claire Fischer: piano (9)
Harold Jones: drums (9)
Blair Masters: keyboards (10,11)
Dann Huff: guitar (10)
Chris Eaton: piano (11), background vocals (7,11)
Mark O'Connor: violin (12) Ronn Huff: orchestration (1,2,3,9), choral arrangement (3,5,11), conductor
Alan Moore: orchestration (6)
The London Studio Orchestra: strings (1,2,3,6,9,10,12)
Nat Peck: contractor
The American Boychoir (3,5,10), directed by James Litton
Marty McCall: background vocals (7,10)
Marabeth Jordan: background vocals (7,10)
Bonnie Keen: background vocals (7,10)
John Darnall: children's choir director (10)
Children's choir (10): Jessica Owen, Kristina Owen, Carrie Gardner, Lisa Pardin, Asher Larrison, Emily Estes, Bethany Wright, Skyla Carnahan, Katy Dunham and Ellie Bannister
Production [ edit ]
Producer: Brown Bannister
Producers (2,3): Brown Bannister and Ronn Huff
Executive producers: Amy Grant and Michael Blanton
Tracking engineer: Bill Deaton
Assistant engineers: Patrick Kelly, Rich Indelicato and Greg Parker
Overdubs engineered by Steve Bishir, assisted by Anthony Zecco, Brett Perry, Martin Woodley and Rail Rogut
Additional engineering: Michael O'Reilly
Orchestra sessions engineered by Adrian Kerridge, assisted by James Collins
Bill Schnee Mix assistant: Noel Hazen
Doug Sax Remastering: Steve Hall
Production coordinator: Traci Sterling
Art direction: Rich Frankel and Chuck Beeson
Design: Rebecca Chamlee and Chuck Beeson
Photography: Victoria Pearson Cameron
Album - (North America) Billboard
The Billboard 200
Top Contemporary Christian
Top Holiday Albums
Top Pop Catalog
Singles - CCM Magazine (North America)
Breath Of Heaven (Mary's Song)
Christian Radio–Adult Contemporary
Commercial performance [ edit ]
Chart procession [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "RIAA Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America . Retrieved . 2014-12-02
^ "The Gifts That Keep on Giving: Biggest Radio and Album Hits of the Holidays". . Billboard Prometheus Global Media. 2014-12-01 . Retrieved . 2014-12-02