Passing Through (Randy Travis album)

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Passing Through
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Studio album by Randy Travis
Released November 9, 2004 (2004-11-09)
Recorded September 2001-June 2004
Genre Country, gospel
Length 42:28
Label Word/Warner Bros. Nashville/Curb
Producer Kyle Lehning
Randy Travis chronology
The Very Best of Randy Travis
(2004)
Passing Through
(2004)
Glory Train: Songs of Faith, Worship, and Praise
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
CCM Magazine B+[3]
Christianity Today 4/5 stars[4]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[5]
Cross Rhythms 8/10 stars[6]
People 4/4 stars[7]

Passing Through is the fifteenth studio album released by American country music singer Randy Travis. It is his fourth album of gospel music, and his fourth for Word Records. The album produced two singles on the Billboard country charts: "Four Walls" at #46 and "Angels" at #48. "That Was Us" was previously recorded by Tracy Lawrence on his 2001 self-titled album.

Recording[edit]

Tracks 1, 2, 3, 6 & 11 were recorded in September 2001 at the Sound Emporium in Nashville. The rest of the songs were recorded in June 2004 at Cartee Day Studios in Nashville. According to the liner notes, 20 songs were recorded for this album.[8]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Pick Up the Oars and Row" (Jamie O'Hara) – 2:50
  2. "Four Walls" (Don Rollins, Harry Stinson, D. Vincent Williams) – 3:42
  3. "That Was Us" (Craig Wiseman, Tony Lane) – 3:25
  4. "Angels" (Harvey McNalley, Buck Moore, Troy Seals) – 3:46
  5. "Running Blind" (Roger D. Ferris) – 2:52
  6. "My Daddy Never Was" (Lane) – 3:56
  7. "A Place to Hang My Hat" (Shawn Camp, Byron Hill, Brice Long) – 3:15
  8. "Right On Time" (Al Anderson, Sharon Vaughn) – 3:58
  9. "My Poor Old Heart" (Camp, Gary Harrison) – 2:46
  10. "I'm Your Man" (Randy Travis) – 3:27
  11. "Train Long Gone" (Dennis Linde) – 3:56
  12. "I Can See It in Your Eyes" (Travis, Pastor Matthew Hagee) – 4:17

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Christian Albums 6
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 23
U.S. Billboard 200 127

Awards[edit]

On 2005, the album won a Dove Award for Country Album of the Year at the 36th GMA Dove Awards.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ About.com review
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Carlozo, Louis R. (December 2004). "In Review: Randy Travis: Passin' Thru (Word/Curb/Warner Bros.)" (PDF). CCM Magazine. Salem Publishing. p. 50. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ Breimeier, Russ (November 2004). "Randy Travis: Passing Through". Christianity Today. Wayback Machine. Archived from the original on September 7, 2009. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  6. ^ Brassington, Dave (January 20, 2005). "Review: Passing Through - Randy Travis". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ People review
  8. ^ Passing Through (CD). Randy Travis. Warner Bros. Records/Word. 2004. 886348. 
  9. ^ 2005 Dove Awards - 36th Annual Dove Awards on About.com; Jones, Kim