Amy Grant The Collection(#ad)
Unlike many of her contemporaries who forget church and Gospel music, as soon as they get signed to a major record label ,Amy Grant stuck with Christian music to become the only Christian music singer to be certified platinum in the Christian music genre.
She glorified the Almighty God in the prime of her youth and sold 30 million records in the process although some of them might be from her most popular cross over pop song of the 90s "Baby Baby".
But this album of her's Amy Grant The Collection released 30 years ago in July 1986, is only for her Christian music lovers.It has in-depth praise and worship songs including her most famous Christian song "El Shaddai ".
Released by Amy Grant in 1981 from her record breaking platinum gone album Age to Age, Amy sang this song when she was just 21 years old.With half the lyrics in Hebrew or praises in Hebrew directed to the Judiac God JEHOVAH, many Christians believe that this song has special healing powers.
Recorded at Gold Mine Studio, Tennessee... many Amy Grant fans claim that she was filled with the Holy Spirit when she sang this song and that she had not known a man at that time, as she studied in a girls only school and college while living with her parents.
Not many of her fans know that this song was originally written,composed and recorded by Michael Card for his album Legacy, Michael spent years researching the Hebrew scriptures to compile the best of praises directed at Hebrew God JEHOVAH or El Shaddai ('Almighty God'in English) and it took him months to compose the music and record it.
Much of his hard work had gone in vain as he failed to capture the attention of Christian music lovers.But Amy Grant with her Hollywood looks and an impeccable voice delivered a ballad that would even make the gods jealous.
"El Shaddai " along with "Sing Your Praise To The Lord " from her 1982 album Age to Age sold 6000 copies a week, reaching a million copies by the end of 1983.Age to Age would become the fastest selling Christian album in history and would rule the No.1 spot at Billboard Christian charts for more than 8 weeks.
Amy Grant The Collection, available on amazon also has many of her 80s Gospel hit songs including "Love Can Do" , "Everywhere I Go", "Angels" and "I Have Decided".
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Track Listing -
1. Stay For A While
2. Love Can Do
3. Find A Way
4. Everywhere I Go
6. Thy Word
8. Where Do You Hide Your Heart
9. Sing Your Praise To The Lord
10. In A Little While
12. I Have Decided
13. Too Late
14. I'm Gonna Fly
15. All I Ever Have To Be
16. Father's Eyes
17. Ageless (Medley)