2001 Jim Brickman – Simple Things

Simple Things is the eighth solo album from Jim Brickman, released in 2001.

Jim Brickman (born November 20, 1961) is an American songwriter and pianist of pop music, as well as a radio show host. Brickman has earned six Gold and Platinum albums. He is known for his solo piano compositions, pop-style instrumentals, and vocal collaborations with artists such as Lady Antebellum, Johnny Mathis, Michael W. Smith, Martina McBride, Megan Hilty, Donny Osmond, Delta Goodrem, Olivia Newton-John, and many others. He has earned two Grammy nominations for his albums Peace (2003) for Best Instrumental, and Faith (2009) for Best New Age Album; an SESAC “Songwriter of the Year” award; a Canadian Country Music Award for Best Vocal/Instrumental Collaboration; and a Dove Award presented by the Gospel Music Association.

“Simple Things” is a song co-written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Jim Brickman. It was released in August 2001 as the lead single from the album of the same name. Brickman performed the song with Rebecca Lynn Howard and was also written by Brickman along with Darrell Brown and Beth Nielsen Chapman. The single was Brickman’s eleventh chart release on the Adult Contemporary chart and his first number one. “Simple Things” spent one week at number one, but failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100

Tracks

1  The Promise (Jim Brickman) 2:54
2  Simple Things (Jim Brickman, Darrrell Brown, Beth Nielsen Chapman) 3:30
3  Catching Twilight (Jim Brickman) 3:32
4  Night Rain (Jim Brickman) 3:34
5  Another Tuesday Morning (Alan Safier) 3:25
6  Gate 41 (Jim Brickman) 2:59
7  Waiting For You (Jim Brickman) 3:17
8  Journey (Jim Brickman) 3:02
9  Devotion (Jim Brickman) 3:37
10  One And Only (Jim Brickman, Tracy Silverman) 3:14
11  Serenade (Jim Brickman) 3:33
12  A Mother’s Day (Tom Douglas) 3:56
13  It Must Be You (Jim Brickman, David Grow) 4:32

Media

Musicians

1 The Promise

PianoJim Brickman
ViolaTracy Silverman


2 Simple Things 

BassMichael Rhodes
DrumsShannon Forrest
PianoJim Brickman
GuitarJay Joyce
Acoustic GuitarBruce Gaitsch
CelloJohn Catchings
Background VocalsBeth Nielsen Chapman
Background VocalsChris Willis
Background VocalsDarrell Brown
Background VocalsPerry Coleman
VocalsRebecca Lynn Howard


3 Catching Twilight

PianoJim Brickman
ViolaTracy Silverman
ViolinTracy Silverman


4 Night Rain

GuitarTracy Silverman
PianoJim Brickman
FluteThea Suits
PercussionCaito Marcondes
VocalsTracy Silverman


5 Another Tuesday Morning

PianoJim Brickman
FluteThea Suits
ViolaTracy Silverman
ViolinTracy Silverman


6 Gate 41

PianoJim Brickman
ViolaTracy Silverman
ViolinTracy Silverman
PercussionCaito Marcondes


7 Waiting For You

PianoJim Brickman
ViolaTracy Silverman


8 Journey

PianoJim Brickman
FluteThea Suits
ViolaTracy Silverman
ViolainTracy Silverman
PercussionCaito Marcondes


9 Devotion

PianoJim Brickman
FluteThea Suits
ViolaTracy Silverman


10 One And Only

PianoJim Brickman
ViolinTracy Silverman


11 Serenade

Drums (programming)David Grow
KeyboardsDavid Grow
PianoJim Brickman
CelloPeggy Baldwin


12 A Mother’s Day

BassRex Paul Schnelle
DrumsRex Paul Schnelle
GuitarRex Paul Schnelle
PianoJim Brickman
Background VocalsRex Paul Schnelle
VocalsTom Douglas


13 It Must Be You

BassJorgen Carlsson
DrumsDavid Salinas
Drums (programming)David Grow
GuitarBruce Watson
KeyboardsDavid Grow
PianoJim Brickman
Background VocalsDavid Grow
Background VocalsWill Wheaton
VocalsAll-4-One

Liner Notes

Producer – Jim Brickman (Track 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Producer – Tracy Silverman (Track 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Producer – Darrell Brown (Track 2)
Producer – David Grow (Track 11)
Producer – Rex Paul Schnell (Track 12)
Arranged by – Darrell Brown (Track 2,
Arranged by – David Grow (Track 11, 13)
Arranged by (Strings) – Brian Siewert (Track 12)
Assistant – Kevin Szymanski, Alex Uychocde (Track 2)
Recorded by – David Leonard (Track 2)
Recorded by (Assistant) – Chuck Turner (Track 2)
Recorded by – Rex Paul Schnell (Track 12)
Mixed by – David Leonard (Track 2)
Mixed by – Rex Paul Schnell (Track 12)