Worship (Michael W. Smith album)

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Worship
Worship Album.jpg
Live album by Michael W. Smith
Released September 11, 2001
Recorded June 1, 2001
Carpenter's Home Church,
Lakeland, Florida, US
Genre Contemporary worship music
Label Reunion
Producer Michael W. Smith, Tom Laune
Michael W. Smith chronology
Freedom
(2000)
Worship
(2001)
Worship Again
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout 3.5/5 stars[2]

Worship is Michael W. Smith's sixteenth album. The album, Smith's first album of contemporary worship music, was recorded live and was released on Reunion Records in 2001. The album was reissued as a DualDisc in 2005.[3]

Background[edit]

Smith sang "Above All" at President George W. Bush's 2001 inaugural prayer service.[4] In 2002, he released a follow-up album Worship Again and a DVD comprising selections from both albums.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Forever" Chris Tomlin 5:50
2. "The Heart of Worship" Matt Redman 6:15
3. "Draw Me Close" Kelly Carpenter 4:14
4. "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" Helen H. Lemmel 3:12
5. "Open the Eyes of My Heart" Paul Baloche 5:22
6. "Above All" Lenny LeBlanc, Baloche 4:23
7. "Breathe" Marie Barnett 6:57
8. "Let It Rain" Michael Farron 5:40
9. "Agnus Dei" Michael W. Smith 6:40
10. "Awesome God" Rich Mullins 4:40
11. "More Love, More Power" Jude del Hierro 5:10
12. "Purified" Deborah D. Smith, Michael W. Smith 4:32
13. "Above All (studio version)" LeBlanc, Baloche 4:36
Total length: 67:41

Personnel[edit]

  • Michael W. Smith: vocals, piano, programming on "Purified"
  • Raymond Boyd: drums
  • Jim Daneker: keyboards, MIDI programming, programming on "Purified"
  • David Davidson: violin and viola
  • Brent Milligan: bass guitar
  • David Hamilton: keyboards, music director; orchestra arrangement, writer and conductor on "Purified"
  • Wes King: acoustic guitars
  • Glenn Pearce: electric guitars
  • Jerry McPherson: additional guitars on "Above All" (studio version)
  • Ken Lewis: additional percussion on "Purified"
  • Kent Hooper: programming on "Above All" (studio version)
  • The Nashville String Machine: orchestra on "Purified"
  • Carl Gorodetzky: contractor
  • Ric Dominico: music preparation
  • Spoken word: Anna Smith, Emily Smith and Darren Whitehead
  • Additional vocals on "Purified" and "Above All" (studio version): Leigh Cappillino, Christine Dente, Darwin Hobbs, Kristie Mays, Fiona Mellett, Leanne Palmore, Chance Scoggins and Terry White
  • Choir: Chris Rice, Amy Grant, Mark Schultz, Geron Davis, Greg Long, Becky Davis; Phillips, Craig & Dean; Erin O'Donnell, Shaun Groves, Out of Eden, Allison Redman, Mike Carpino, Raphael Giglio, Ginny Owens, Kelly Minter, Cindy Morgan, Darwin Hobbs, Wes King; Jason Perry and Nathan Walters (of Plus One)
Production
  • Producers: Michael W. Smith and Tom Laune
  • Executive producer: Michael W. Smith
  • Engineered and mixed by Tom Laune at Bridgeway Studio (Nashville, TN)
  • String session on "Purified" recorded by Lynn Fuston
  • Live recording engineers: Brent King and Rob Burrell
  • ProTools and editing: Rob Burrell
  • Remote recording system: Joel Singer at On Site Recording (Hudson, OH)
  • Worship event promoter: Dennis Cockerham
  • Worship event manager: Joey Ciccoline
  • House engineer: Eric Elwell
  • Set design: Ark 2 and Jimmy Abegg
  • Cover illustration: Jimmy Abegg
  • Stage manager: Bobby Simmons
  • On-stage monitors: Shane Hamill
  • Stage audio technician: Tommy Rogers
  • Video and imaging production: Jim Goodrich and Raphael Giglio
  • Lighting designer: Josh Fieldhouse
  • Guitar technician: Sam Shifley
  • Set carpenter: Sean O'Rourke
  • In-house technical support: Stephen Brown, Carpenter's Home Church
  • Guest artist liaison: Beverly Bartsch
  • Transportation coordinator: Eric Wright
  • Label executives: George King and Dean Diehl
  • Album production coordinator: Eric Elwell for MWS Productions
  • Label production coordinator: Jason McArthur
  • Production manager: Chris Schultz
  • Photography: Ben Pearson and Glen Rose
  • Art direction: Scott Hughes and Stephanie McBrayer
  • Design: Ian Black, Tim Parker and B. Joyner
  • Styling: Jamie Kearney
  • Hair and make-up: Cheryl Guillot

Album certifications[edit]

Country Peak Sales Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Canada (CRIA) n/a 50,000 Gold
United States (RIAA) 20 2,000,000 2x Platinum

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Jesus Freak Hideout review
  3. ^ "Worship [DualDisc] - Michael W. Smith". AllMusic. Retrieved December 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Above All". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2009-04-13.