Michael W. Smith 2

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Michael W. Smith 2
Michael W. Smith 2 (album).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 23, 1984
Recorded1983
GenreCCM
Length36:18
LabelReunion
ProducerMichael W. Smith
Michael W. Smith chronology
Michael W. Smith Project
(1983)
Michael W. Smith 2
(1984)
The Big Picture
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout4.5/5 stars[2]

Michael W. Smith 2 is the second album by Christian recording artist Michael W. Smith. Released in February 1984, "I Am Sure" and "Hosanna" were released to Christian radio. Among the musicians who contributed to the recording, Dann Huff and Mike Brignardello went on to form the band Giant. Huff was also a founding member of the CCM band White Heart.[1]

Track listing[edit]

CD release[3]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."A Way"Michael W. Smith, Gary Chapman, Tim Marsh3:49
2."I Am Sure"MWS, Mike Hudson4:41
3."End of the Book"MWS, Hudson4:08
4."I'm Up"MWS, Hudson3:11
5."Glorious Grace"MWS, Deborah D. Smith3:19
6."Musical Instruments"MWS1:06
7."Restless Heart"MWS, Amy Grant5:00
8."All I Needed to Say"MWS, Grant, Chapman4:21
9."Wings of the Wind"MWS4:14
10."Hosanna"MWS, D. Smith2:29

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from AllMusic credits:[1]

  • Michael W. Smith – lead vocals, synthesizers (1-10), electric piano (1, 7, 8), background vocals (2-5, 7, 8), vocoder (3, 4, 7, 9), acoustic piano (4), producer
  • Shane Keister – additional synthesizers (5, 8, 9)
  • Dann Huff – guitars (1-4, 6-10)
  • Leland Sklar – bass guitar (1, 6)
  • Mike Brignardello – bass guitar (2, 3, 4, 7-10), Mini Moog bass (7)
  • Mark Hammond – Roland TR-909 drum machine (1), Simmons drums (1, 6)
  • Paul Leim – drums (2, 3, 4, 7-10), LinnDrum (2, 7, 9)
  • Lenny Castro – percussion (1-4, 6-9)
  • Gary Chapman – background vocals (1, 8)
  • Ron Downey – background vocals (2, 3, 5, 10)
  • David Durham – background vocals (2, 5, 10)
  • Chris Harris – background vocals (3, 10)
  • Gary Pigg – background vocals (3, 10)
  • Amy Grant – background vocals (7, 8)
  • Jackie Cusic – background vocals (10)
  • Teresa Ellis – background vocals (10)
  • Jan Harris – background vocals (10)
  • Kim Smith – background vocals (10)
  • Dave Thornton – background vocals (10)
  • Bridgett Evans – background vocals (10)
  • Brown Bannister – vocal production
  • Michael Blanton – executive producer
  • Dan Harrell – executive producer
  • Jack Joseph Puig – engineering, mixing
  • Stephen McAlister – additional engineering
  • Jim Baird – additional engineering
  • Don Cobb – additional engineering
  • Steven Ford – additional engineering
  • Mike Psanos – additional engineering
  • The Bennett House, Franklin, Tennessee – recording location
  • Tree International Studio, Nashville, Tennessee – recording location
  • Bullet Recording, Nashville, Tennessee – recording location
  • Mama Jo's Recording Studio, North Hollywood, California – recording location
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • The Mastering Lab, Los Angeles, California – mastering location
  • Kent Hunter – artwork, design
  • Mark Tucker – photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Michael W. Smith 2". AllMusic. Retrieved November 5, 2011.
  2. ^ "Michael W. Smith 2". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  3. ^ "Michael W. Smith 2". Discogs. Retrieved June 24, 2015.