Obvious (4Him album)

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Obvious
Obvious 4Him.jpg
Studio album by 4Him
Released 1998
Recorded 1997-1998
Genre Christian pop
Label Benson
Producer Michael Omartian, Bill Baumgart & 4Him
4Him chronology
The Message
(1996)
Obvious
(1998)
Best Ones
(1999)

Obvious is the seventh studio album of the Contemporary Christian group 4Him. It was released in 1998 by Benson Records.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Let the Lion Run Free" (Mark Harris, Keith Dudley) - 4:52
  2. "Can't Get Past the Evidence" (Harris) - 3:53
  3. "Signs and Wonders" (Harris, Andy Chrisman) - 3:55
  4. "Great Awakening" (Harris) - 4:46
  5. "That Kind of Love" (Billy Simon, Jeff Silvey) - 4:09
  6. "Mystery of Grace" (Harris, Brent Bourgeois) - 5:05
  7. "Obvious" (Harris, Bill Baumgart) - 4:08
  8. "Before the River Came" (Harris, Dudley) - 4:08
  9. "Voice in the Wilderness" (Harris, Marty Magehee) - 4:45
  10. "Who's at the Wheel" (Harris, Magehee, Bourgeois) - 6:02
  11. "The Hand of God" (Harris, Dudley) - 5:12

Credits[edit]

4Him
  • Andy Chrisman: lead vocals (1, 3, 6, 7, 8), backing vocals
  • Mark Harris: lead vocals (2, 3, 7, 8, 11), backing vocals
  • Marty Magehee: lead vocals (5, 7, 9, 10), backing vocals
  • Kirk Sullivan: lead vocals (3, 4, 7, 10), backing vocals
Musicians (Tracks #1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 & 11)
  • Brian MacLeod: drums (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7), loops (2, 7, 11)
  • John Pierce: bass guitar (1, 2, 3, 5, 7)
  • Mark Hill: bass guitar (6, 11)
  • Glenn Pearce: electric guitars (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 11), acoustic guitars (2, 6)
  • Chris Rodriguez: acoustic guitars (1, 3, 6), electric guitars (2, 5)
  • Jim Cooper: keyboards & loops (1, 2, 3, 5)
  • Bill Baumgart: string conductor (1, 6, 7, 11), loops (2, 5, 7), keyboards (5, 7)
  • Blair Masters: piano, keyboards & loops (6, 11)
  • The London Session Orchestra: strings (1, 6, 7, 11)
  • Gavyn Wright: concertmaster
  • Steve Wilkinson: string arrangement
Musicians (Tracks #4, 8, 9 & 10)
  • Chris Rodriguez: electric guitar (4, 9), guitar solo (8)
  • Tom Hemby: acoustic guitar (4, 8, 9), wah-wah guitar (10)
  • Jerry McPherson: electric guitar (8, 10), mandolin (8)
  • Danny O'Lannerghty: bass guitar (4, 9)
  • Mike Brignardello: bass guitar (8, 10)
  • John Hammond: drums, percussion
  • Michael Omartian: organ (4, 8, 9, 10), piano (4, 8, 9), synthesizers (4, 10), accordion (8), clavinet (10)
  • Terry McMillan: harmonica (10)
  • Additional background vocals (8): Tabitha Fair, Billy Gaines, Michael Mellett, Nicol Smith & Roz Thompson

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Michael Omartian (4, 8, 9, 10), Bill Baumgart & 4Him (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 11).
  • Executive Producer: Bill Baumgart
  • Production Coordinatiors: Suzy Martinez (4, 8, 9, 10) & Vivian Reid (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 11).
  • Engineer (4, 8, 9, 10): Terry Christian, assisted by Tim Coyle & Christian V. Hauser; Recorded at The Sound Kitchen (Franklin, TN), On Par Music (Nashville, TN) & Sound House (Brentwood, TN).
  • Engineer (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 11): David Jahnsen; Recorded at Ocean Way Recording (Hollywood, CA); Overdubs & vocals recorded at Highpass Productions (Nashville, TN); Additional vocals recorded at 1 of 4 Productions (Mobile, AL).
  • Strings recorded at Angel Recording Studio (London, England).
  • Mixed by Bill Deaton at Starstruck Studios (Nashville, TN), assisted by Scott McCutcheon.
  • Mastered by Hank Williams at Master Mix (Nashville, TN).
  • Art Direction & Design: Mike Rapp
  • Photography: Robert M. Ascroft 2
  • Wardrobe Styling: Jamie Kearney
  • Hair Styling: Tony Amani & Melissa Schiecher
  • Make-up: Melissa Schiecher

References[edit]

  1. ^ JesusFreakHideout.com: 4Him Discography