The Basics of Life

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The Basics of Life
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Studio album by 4Him
Released 1992
Genre CCM
Length 57:22
Label Benson Records
Producer Reed Arvin, Fred Hammond, Don Koch
4Him chronology
Face the Nation
(1991)
The Basics of Life
(1992)
The Season of Love
(1993)

The Basics of Life is the third studio album of the Contemporary Christian group 4Him. It was released on Benson Records.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Basics of Life" (Mark Harris, Don Koch) - 5:13
  2. "When It Comes To Livin'" (Dave Clark, Harris, Koch) - 5:26
  3. "Fountain Of Youth" (Harris, Koch) - 4:26
  4. "This Time" (John Mandeville, Michael Candelaria) - 4:41
  5. "Through His Eyes" (Koch, Harris) - 5:23
  6. "Built On Amazing Grace" (Harris, Koch) - 4:45
  7. "Freedom" (Geoff Thurman, Lowell Alexander) - 3:57
  8. "Livin' In the Lion's Mouth" (Billy Simon) - 4:20
  9. "When It's Time To Go" (Simon, Jeff Silvey) - 4:36
  10. "Head Over Heels" (Simon, Harris, Blair Masters) - 4:21
  11. "Wrecking Ball" (Simon, Jeff Jansen) - 4:28
  12. "The Voice of God" (Harris, Marty Magehee) - 5:32

Personnel[edit]

4Him
  • Andy Chrisman – lead vocals (2, 5, 6, 8), backing vocals
  • Mark Harris – lead vocals (3, 6, 9, 11)
  • Marty Magehee – lead vocals (4, 6, 10, 12), backing vocals
  • Kirk Sullivan – lead vocals (1, 6, 7), backing vocals
  • Vocal arrangements on Tracks #1, 3, 5-8 by Don Koch and 4Him; Bill Baumgart (Track #1); Geoff Thurman (Track #7).
Musicians
  • Don Koch – keyboards (1, 6, 7, 8), piano (1), track arrangements (1, 7, 8), bass and drum programming (6)
  • Reed Arvin – keyboards and programming (2, 9, 11), string arrangement (10, 12)
  • Blair Masters – track programming (3, 5, 10), Hammond B3 organ (7)
  • Jerry McPherson – guitar (1, 2, 7-11)
  • Dennis Dearing – additional guitar (1), guitar (6)
  • Mark Baldwin – guitar (3, 5)
  • Billy Crockett – acoustic guitar (12)
  • Jackie Street – bass (1, 7, 8)
  • Gary Lunn – bass (2, 9, 11)
  • Paul Leim – drums (1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 11)
  • Eric Darken – harbor sounds (3), percussion (7)
  • Don Wyrtzen – string arrangement (1), orchestration (5)
  • Russell Mauldin – string arrangements (6)
  • Kristin Wilkinson – string contractor (10, 12)
  • Strings (1) – John Catchings, David Davidson, Conni Ellisor, Carl Gorodetzky, Ted Madsen, Bob Mason, Laura Molyneaux, Craig Nelson, Pamela Sixfin, Alan Umstead, Gary Vansodale and Kristin Wilkinson.
  • The Nashville String Machine – strings (5, 6, 10, 12)
  • Chris McDonald – horn arrangements (7)
  • Horns (7) – Chris McDonald, Mike Haynes, George Tidwell and Barry Green
  • Veronica Petrucci – additional vocals (1)
  • Choir (1) – Chrissie Oppedisano, Linda Shirley, Maureen O'Malley, Jan Cuttler, Annette Edge, Chris Reimink, DeAnn Bouthwell, Mary Creighton, Joyce Hardy, Mike Risher, Dan Lynch, Vince Wilcox, Jerry Park, Steve Brallier, Si Simonson, John Birdwell, Billy Cameron, Joseph Cassell, Andy Ivey, Angelo & Veronica Petrucci, Tara Griggs, Lisa Jordon, Conswallia Pitts, Mellie Matula, Lynn McCain, Troy & Donna VanLiere, Pam Thum and Don Koch.
  • Geoff Thurman – additional vocals (7)

Production[edit]

  • Producers – Don Koch (Tracks #1, 3, 5-8), Reed Arvin (Tracks #2, 9-12) and Fred Hammond (Track #4).
  • Executive Producer – Andy Ivey
  • Production Assistance (Tracks #1, 3, 5, 7 & 8) – Mark Quattrochi
  • Production Assistance (Track #4) – Phil Garland
  • Tracks #1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11 & 12 mixed by Bill Deaton at Woodland Digital Studios (Nashville, TN), assisted by Greg Parker and Daniel Johnston.
  • Track #4 mixed by John Jaszcz at Woodland Digital Studios, assisted by Amy Hughes.
  • Track #6 mixed by Bret Teegarden at Duckworth Studio and Quad Studios (Nashville, TN).
  • Track #9 mixed by Tom Laune at Ardent Studios (Memphis, TN).
  • Recorded by Bill Deaton (1, 7, 8), Bret Teegarden (2, 6, 9 & 11), Lynn Fuston (3 & 5), Fred Hammond (4), David Murphy (4), Steve Pinkston (4 & 5), Brett King (12) and Reed Arvin (12).
  • Additional recording – Bret Teegarden (1, 3, 5, 7 & 8), Lynn Fuston (1), Mike Psanos (2, 9 & 11) and Reed Arvin (9 & 11).
  • Recorded at Quad Studios, Recording Arts Studio, Omni Sound, Great Circle Sound, Duckworth Studio and Javelina Studios (Nashville, TN); The Bennett House and Skylab Studios (Franklin, TN); Face To Face Studios (Southfield, MI).
  • Vocals on Track #6 engineered by Mark Harris at Sunshine Sound Studio (New York City, NY).
  • Photography – Russ Harrington
  • Design – The Riordon Design Group, Inc.
  • Art Direction – Connie Harrington
  • Grooming – June Arnold
  • Child Model – Matthew Russell

References[edit]

  1. ^ JesusFreakHideout.com: 4Him Discography