You Gotta Sin to Get Saved

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You Gotta Sin to Get Saved
Maria McKee - You Gotta Sin to Get Saved.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 22, 1993
GenreCountry rock
ProducerGeorge Drakoulias
Maria McKee chronology
Maria McKee
You Gotta Sin to Get Saved
Life Is Sweet
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

You Gotta Sin to Get Saved is the second album by American singer-songwriter Maria McKee, released in 1993 (see 1993 in music). The album includes two Van Morrison covers and a take on Goffin/King's "I Can't Make It Alone" first recorded by P.J. Proby.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I'm Gonna Soothe You" (Bruce Brody, Marvin Etzioni, McKee) – 3:36
  2. "My Lonely Sad Eyes" (Van Morrison) – 2:41
  3. "My Girlhood Among the Outlaws" (McKee) – 3:44
  4. "Only Once" (McKee) – 4:03
  5. "I Forgive You" (Sam Brown, McKee) – 5:06
  6. "I Can't Make It Alone" (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) – 3:38
  7. "Precious Time" (Gary Louris, Mark Olson) – 3:35
  8. "The Way Young Lovers Do" (Van Morrison) – 3:29
  9. "Why Wasn't I More Grateful (When Life Was Sweet)" (Brody, Etzioni, McKee) – 5:05
  10. "You Gotta Sin to Get Saved" (Brody, Sam Dogg, Etzioni, McKee) – 5:49



  • Producer: George Drakoulias
  • Engineers: Brendan O'Brien, Thom Panunzio, Martin Schmelze
  • Assistant engineers: Doug Boehm, Jim Champagne
  • Mixing: David Bianco, Martin Schmelze
  • Mastering: Stephen Marcussen
  • Arranger: David Campbell
  • Horn arrangements: The Memphis Horns
  • Art direction: Janet Wolshom
  • Director: Robin Sloane
  • Photography: Marvin Etzioni


AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1993 Heatseekers 12


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. You Gotta Sin to Get Saved at AllMusic