You Hold the Key

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You Hold the Key
You Hold the Key.jpg
Studio album by Beth Nielsen Chapman
Released 1993
Recorded N/A
Genre Singer-Songwriter
Length 49:23
Label Reprise
Producer Jim Ed Norman
Beth Nielsen Chapman chronology
Beth Nielsen Chapman
You Hold the Key
Sand and Water
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

You Hold the Key is Beth Nielsen Chapman's third album ('Hearing it first' was her first, in 1980). It was released in 1993 on Reprise Records, and features a duet with British singer-songwriters and Mike + The Mechanics vocalist/keyboardist Paul Carrack, called "In the Time It Takes".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Beth Nielsen Chapman; except where indicated

  1. "I Don't Know" 3:57
  2. "You Hold the Key" 4:06
  3. "Dance with Me Slow" 4:18
  4. "Say It to Me Now" 4:48
  5. "When I Feel This Way" 4:20
  6. "Rage on Rage" 4:19
  7. "Only So Many Tears" 4:08
  8. "In the Time It Takes" Duet with Paul Carrack 4:18
  9. "You Say You Will" (Chapman, Verlon Thompson) 4:20
  10. "The Moment You Were Mine" (Chapman, Steve Dorff) 3:31
  11. "Faithful Heart" (Chapman, Twila Paris) 3:31
  12. "Dancer to the Drum" 3:39


  • Produced By Frank Filipetti, Paul Samwell-Smith & Jim Ed Norman
  • Associate Producers: Beth Nielsen Chapman, Danny Kee, Ivy Skoff
  • Recorded & Engineered By Keith Grant & Robert Tassi
  • Second Engineers: Donny Bott, Mark Capps, Robert Charles, Jon Dickson, Shawn McLean, Chris Ludwinsky, Fred Mercer, Adrian Moore, Brian Pollack, Thom Russo & Ben Wallach
  • Mixed By Frank Filipetti & Chris Lord-Alge
  • Mastered By Ted Jensen


  • Drums: Russ Kunkel, Paul Leim
  • Percussion: Tom Roady
  • Drum Programming: Jimmy Bralower
  • Bass: Martin Allcock, Will Lee, Michael Rhodes, Leland Sklar
  • Guitars: Mark Casstevens, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Andrew Gold, Josh Leo, Simon Nicol, Jim Ryan
  • Keyboards & Programming: Nick Bicat, Robbie Buchanan, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Teese Gohl, Dave Innis, Mike Lawler, Matt Rollings
  • Saxophone: Jim Horn, Andy Snitzer
  • Dulcimer: Martin Allcock
  • Trumpet: Rod McGaha
  • Kathryn Trickell: Pipes
  • Miriam Keogh: Harp
  • London Symphony Orchestra: Strings


  1. ^ Loftus, Johnny. You Hold the Key at AllMusic