My Utmost for His Highest (album)

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My Utmost for His Highest
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Compilation album by
Various artists
ReleasedAugust 8, 1995
GenreCCM
LabelWord
ProducerBrown Bannister
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My Utmost for His Highest is the first of three albums of songs inspired by Oswald Chambers' devotional My Utmost for His Highest. The album, produced by Brown Bannister, features performances by popular Christian musicians of songs relating to a day from Chamber's book. It was the first album to receive the GMA Dove Award for Special Event Album of the Year,[1] and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album.[2]

The two additional albums produced in the series were "My Utmost for His Highest: The Covenant" and "My Utmost for His Highest: Quiet Prayers."

My Utmost for His Highest Track listing[edit]

  1. "You Are Holy" (Carolyn Arends, Mark Harris, Michael W. Smith) - 4:56; performed by 4Him
  2. "Lover of My Soul" (Amy Grant, Michael Omartian) - 5:14; performed by Amy Grant
  3. "A Man After Your Own Heart" (Wayne Kirkpatrick, Billy Sprague) - 4:31; performed by Gary Chapman
  4. "You'll Be There" (Cindy Morgan) - 3:21; performed by Cindy Morgan
  5. "Sometimes He Comes In The Clouds" (Steven Curtis Chapman) - 4:01; performed by Steven Curtis Chapman
  6. "God of All of Me" (Bob Farrell, MWS) - 4:45; performed by Sandi Patty
  7. "Move In Me" (Wayne Kirkpatrick, MWS) - 6:10; performed by Michael W. Smith
  8. "Hold On To Me" (Robert Sterling, MWS) - 4:00; performed by Point of Grace
  9. "A Heart Like Mine" (Loren Balman, Robbie Buchanan, Bryan Duncan, Bob Farrell, Greg Nelson)- 4:23; performed by Bryan Duncan
  10. "Where He Leads Me" (Twila Paris) - 5:33; performed by Twila Paris
  11. "Shine On Us" (MWS, Debbie Smith) - 4:00; performed by Phillips, Craig and Dean

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer – Brown Bannister
  • Executive Producer – Loren Balman
  • BGV Production on Tracks 2 & 9 – Tommy Sims
  • Vocal Production on Track 11 – Paul Mills
  • Engineers – Jeff Balding and Steve Bishir
  • Additional Engineers – Brown Bannister, Patrick Kelly and Martin Woodlee.
  • Assistant Engineers – Joey Grimstead, Aaron Swihart, Carry Summers and Martin Woodlee.
  • Recorded at The Dugout and OmniSound Studios (Nashville, TN); Tejas Recorders and Deer Valley Studio (Franklin, TN); Vintage Recorders (Phoenix, AZ).
  • Strings recorded by Bill Price at Angel Studios (London, UK), assisted by Niall Acott.
  • Mixing – Bill Deaton (Tracks 1-4 & 6-10); Steve Bishir (Tracks 5 & 9).
  • Mix Assistants – Patrick Kelly, Aaron Swihart, Daron Smith and Carry Summers.
  • Mixed at OmniSound Studios and Quad Studios (Nashville, TN); Gambit Studio (Gallatin, TN).
  • Mastered by Stephen Marcussen at Precision Mastering (Hollywood, CA).
  • Production Coordination – Traci Sterling
  • Art Direction – Diana Barnes and Loren Balman
  • Design – Diana Barnes at Franke Design Company
  • Photography – Matthew Barnes

My Utmost for His Highest: The Covenant Track listing[edit]

  1. "All Of Me" (Cindy Morgan, Michael W. Smith) - 4:32; performed by BeBe Winans
  2. "Reprise (All Of Me)"- 5:02; performed by The London Session Orchestra
  3. "The Covenant" (David Mullen, Tommy Sims) - 5:00; performed by Anointed
  4. "Someday (Set The Children Free)" (David Mullen, MWS) - 5:35; performed by Michael W. Smith
  5. "Through All The Years" (David Mullen, Loren Balman, John Mandeville) - 4:09; performed by Greg Long & Joanna Carlson
  6. "Psalm 121" (Tommy Greer) - 4:24; performed by Susan Ashton
  7. "Make It A Promise" (Bob Farrell, Robbie Buchanan) - 4:23; performed by Clay Crosse
  8. "I Will Follow You" (Dino Elefante, John Elefante) - 4:46; performed by John Elefante & Lisa Bevill
  9. "Reprise (My Utmost For His Highest)" - 6:14; performed by The London Session Orchestra
  10. "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee" - 4:37; performed by Michael W. Smith & Anointed

Personnel[edit]

  • Shane Keister – keyboards (1, 3, 4, 5, 7), piano (3, 5, 6, 10), programming (4)
  • Blair Masters – keyboards (6)
  • John Elefante – keyboards (8)
  • Michael Omartian – piano (8)
  • Michael W. Smith – piano (10), programming (10), arrangements (10)
  • Brian D. Siewert – additional keyboard programming
  • Jerry McPherson – guitar (1), electric guitar (3-7, 10), mandolin (10)
  • Don Potter – acoustic guitar (3, 5, 7, 10)
  • Mark Casstevens – acoustic guitar (3)
  • Dann Huff – electric guitar (5, 6)
  • Daryl Scott – acoustic guitar (6)
  • Phil Madeira – electric guitar (6), Hammond B3 organ (6, 10)
  • Glenn Pearce – guitar (8)
  • Gordon Kennedy – electric guitar (10)
  • Byron House – bass (1)
  • Tommy Sims – bass (3-7, 10)
  • Jackie Street – bass (8)
  • Steve Brewster – drums (1, 3-7, 10)
  • Scott Williamson – drums (8)
  • Eric Darken – percussion (1)
  • Carl Marsh – string arrangements (1-6), orchestral arrangements (2, 9)
  • Ronn Huff – string arrangements (7, 8)
  • Gavyn Wright – concertmaster (1-9)
  • The London Session Orchestra – strings (1-9)
  • Cindy Morgan – backing vocals (1)
  • Lisa Bevill – backing vocals (4, 5, 6)
  • Jim Chaffee – backing vocals (4)
  • Marabeth Jordan – backing vocals (4)
  • Michael Mellett – backing vocals (4, 5, 7)
  • Chris Rodriguez – backing vocals (4)
  • Nicol Sponberg – backing vocals (4, 5, 6)
  • Robert White Johnson – backing vocals (4, 5)
  • The Kid Connection Choir – backing vocals (4)
  • The Born Again Church Choir – choir (10)

Production[edit]

  • Producers – Tommy Sims (Tracks 1, 3, 6 & 7); Brown Bannister (Tracks 2, 6, 9 & 10); Shane Keister (Tracks 4 & 5); Dino and John Elefante (Track 8).
  • Executive Producers – Loren Balman and Brown Bannister
  • Recorded by Steve Bishir
  • Assistant Recording – Hank Nirider and Martin Woodlee
  • Assistant Engineers – John Angelini, Carl Meadows, Aaron Swihart, John Thomas and Jasyn Wilder.
  • Additional Engineers – John Angelini, Jeff Balding, Bob Cadway, Steven J. Calleja, Dino Elefante, Shane Keister, Bryan Lenox, Hank Nirider, David Shackney, Brian D. Siewert and Martin Woodlee.
  • Recorded at The Dugout (Nashville, TN).
  • Overdubbed at OmniSound Studios, Battery Studios, Javelina Recording Studios, Sound Emporium and The Coloring Book (Nashville, TN); The Snack Bar (Brentwood, TN); Sound Kitchen and Deer Valley Studios (Franklin, TN); Cove City Sound Studios (Long Island, NY).
  • Orchestra recorded by Rupert Coulson at AIR Lyndhurst Hall (London, UK).
  • Mixing – Steve Bishir (Tracks 1, 3 & 6); Bill Deaton (Tracks 2, 4, 5, 7, 9 & 10); Terry Christian (Track 8).
  • Mix Assistants – Carl Meadows (Tracks 1, 3 & 6); Carry Summers (Tracks 2, 4, 5, 7, 9 & 10); John Dickson (Track 8).
  • Mixed at Sound Emporium and Soundshop Recording Studios (Nashville, TN); Gambit Studio (Gallatin, TN).
  • Mastered by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab (Hollywood, CA).
  • Production Manager – Traci Sterling Bishir
  • Art Direction – Loren Balman and Diana Barnes
  • Original Design – Diana Barnes and Franke Design.
  • Additional Design – Chuck Hargett
  • Photography – Loren Balman and Matthew Barnes

My Utmost for His Highest: Quiet Prayers Track listing[edit]

Note: All songs performed by Bryan Duncan

  1. "Bryan's Hymn (When I Turn To You)" (Bryan Duncan, James Felix) - 5:16
  2. "O Love That Will Not Let Me Go" - 5:48
  3. "I Surrender All" - 2:16
  4. "Beneath The Cross Of Jesus (Instrumental)" - 2:03
  5. "Come, Holy Spirit" (Bill Gaither, Gloria Gaither) - 3:27
  6. "Take My Life And Let It Be" - 1:57
  7. "A Heart Like Mine (Instrumental)" (Duncan, Loren Balman, Robbie Buchanan, Bob Farrell, Greg Nelson) - 3:15
  8. "I Need Thee Every Hour" - 3:19
  9. "El Shaddai"(Michael Card, John Thompson) / "You Are My Hiding Place (Instrumental)" (Michael Ledner) - 4:49
  10. "As The Deer" (Martyn Nydstrom) - 1:43
  11. "Bryan's Prayer (I Love You With My Life)" (Duncan) - 4:50

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer – Dan Posthuma
  • Recorded by Dan Garcia
  • Strings recorded by Dave Murphy
  • Recorded at A To Z Studios (San Dimas, CA), Track Record (North Hollywood, CA) and Great Circle Sound (Nashville, TN).
  • Mixing – Bill Schnee (Tracks 1-6 & 8-11); Paul Salveson (Track 7).
  • Mixed at Bill Schnee Studios (North Hollywood, CA) and Woodland Studios (Nashville, TN).
  • Mastered by Hank Williams at MasterMix (Nashville, TN).
  • Art Direction – Diana Barnes and Loren Balman
  • Additional Art Direction – Christy Coxe
  • Original Design – Diana Barnes at Franke Design.
  • Additional Design – Chuck Hargett
  • Photography – Loren Balman and Matthew Barnes

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