Slow Revival

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Slow Revival
Bryan Duncan Slow Revival Album Cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released1994
GenreGospel, CCM
Length46:52
LabelMyrrh
ProducerMichael Omartian, Dan Posthuma
Bryan Duncan chronology
Mercy
(1992)
Slow Revival
(1994)
Quiet Prayers
(1996)

Slow Revival is the seventh album by contemporary Christian artist Bryan Duncan. Released on Myrrh Records in 1994, the album was nominated in the Best Contemporary Album category at the 26th GMA Dove Awards.

Background and release[edit]

Duncan said of the album's message: "(People) have to understand that even though they might not be where they would like to be in their spirituality, they should not be discouraged or give up." According to Duncan, the theme was something he was personally dealing with at the time of the album's recording, and that he found peace during the process.[1] Slow Revival, released in 1994, peaked at number five on the Billboard Top Contemporary Christian chart.[2] Three singles from the album - "Traces of Heaven", "Things Are Gonna Change", and "United We Stand" - reached number one on the Christian radio charts.[3] In a review of the album, Mike Joyce of The Washington Post wrote that Duncan's singing "is far more colorful on the funk tracks, particularly 'Wheels of a Good Thing,' but even here his evangelical fervor is tempered by his sharp pop instincts."[4] Slow Revival was nominated in the Best Contemporary Album category at the 26th GMA Dove Awards.[5]

Promotion[edit]

To support the album, Duncan embarked on the Slow Revival Tour with opening acts Rebecca St. James and Bob Carlisle. Concerts featured Duncan joining each artist on stage for a couple of songs during their respective sets. The three singers performed together for each show's finale.[3] In a review of the tour stop in Nashville, Deborah Evans Price of Billboard called it "a high-octane concert performance with a dash of late-night talk show zaniness." She noted that a NHK news crew filmed a segment of the show for a piece to air in Japan on the growing popularity at the time of contemporary Christian music.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."A Heavenly Light"Bryan Duncan, Randy Lee, LouAnn Lee4:28
2."United We Stand"Duncan, James Felix4:13
3."Don't Look Away"Duncan, Chuck Barth4:32
4."Your Love, My Saving Grace"Duncan, Reed Vertelney5:17
5."Traces of Heaven"Duncan, Michael Omartian4:53
6."My House"Duncan, Omartian4:17
7."Lonely Tonight"Duncan, Barth4:33
8."Things Are Gonna Change"Duncan, Vertelney5:43
9."Wheels of a Good Thing"Duncan, Omartian, Darrell Brown3:35
10."Safe Harbor"David Lasley, Lana Marrano, Dan Posthuma, Brown5:08

Personnel[edit]

Sources:[7][8]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position[2]
U.S. Billboard Top Contemporary Christian 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christian artist Bryan Duncan will perform". The Register-Guard. March 25, 1995. p. 2F.
  2. ^ a b "'Slow Revival' - Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Varsellone, Jim (March 25, 1995). "Bryan Duncan brings his Slow Revival Tour to Boca". Boca Raton News. p. 18E.
  4. ^ Joyce, Mike (March 10, 1995). "Bryan Duncan's Passion Wavers". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on April 9, 2016. Retrieved June 22, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  5. ^ Evans Price, Deborah (February 25, 1995). "Steven Curtis Chapman Leads Dove Nominations". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 107 (8): 144. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
  6. ^ Evans Price, Deborah (April 1, 1995). "Gospel Lectern". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 107 (13): 40. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
  7. ^ "Slow Revival - Bryan Duncan - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  8. ^ Slow Revival (CD liner notes). Bryan Duncan. Nashville, Tennessee: Myrrh Records. 1994. 7016976311.CS1 maint: others (link)

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