1978 Keith Green – No Compromise

No Compromise is the second album release by contemporary Christian music pianist and singer Keith Green, released in 1978.

The album’s title derives from “Make My Life a Prayer to You”, which begins: “Make my life a prayer to You / I wanna do what You want me to / No empty words and no white lies / no token prayers, no compromise.” (The title was used for the official Keith Green biography written by his wife Melody Green, which was included in Rich Text Format (RTF) and Portable Document Format (PDF) formats on The Ministry Years, Volume Two (1980-1982) (CD release), which has the Enhanced CD label.)

No Compromise features cover art that refers to the Book of Esther in the Bible, specifically the part where Mordecai refused to bow to Haman.

Tracks

1  Soften Your Heart (Keith Green; Melody Green) 2:52
2  Make My Life A Prayer To You (Melody Green) 3:22
3  Dear John Letter (To The Devil) (Keith Green) 3:19
4  How Can They Live Without Jesus? (Keith Green) 3:08
5  Asleep In The Light (Keith Green) 4:27
6  Me Eyes Are Dry (Keith Green) 2:03
7  You! (Keith Green; Melody Green) 3:35
8  I Don’t Wanna Fall Away From You (Keith Green) 3:10
9  Stained Glass (Keith Green; Melody Green) 2:49
10  To Obey Is Better Than Sacrifice (Keith Green) 3:21
11  The Victor (Jamie Owens-Collins) 4:23
12  Altar Call (Keith Green) 3:39

Media

Musicians

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsBill Maxwell
Guitar (solo)Hadley Hockensmith
PianoKeith Green
PercussionBill Maxwell
VocalsKeith Green

Other Musicians

1 Soften Your Heart

GuitarMike Deasy
Acoustic GuitarMike Deasy
MarimbaMark Stevens
Background VocalsDanniebelle Hall
Background VocalsJames Felix


2 Make My Life A Prayer To You

Acoustic GuitarMike Deasy
Acoustic GuitarHadley Hockensmith
Pedal Steel GuitarAl Perkins
Background VocalsDanniebelle Hall
Background VocalsJames Felix


3 Dear John Letter (To The Devil)

OrganHarlan Rogers


4 How Can They Live Without Jesus?

Background VocalsDanniebelle Hall
Background VocalsJames Felix


5 Asleep In The Light

Acoustic GuitarAl Perkins


7 You!

GuitarMike Deasy
TambourineBill Maxwell
Background VocalsJames Felix
Background VocalsMatthew Ward


8 I Don’t Wanna Fall Away From You

Fender RhodesKeith Green


9 Stained Glass

Acoustic GuitarJay Leach
Fender RhodesHarlan Rogers
PercussionLee Pastora
Background VocalsDanniebelle Hall
Background VocalsJames Felix


10 To Obey Is Better Than Sacrifice

Acoustic GuitarAl Perkins


11 The Victor

Acoustic GuitarHadley Hockensmith
Background VocalsAnne Herring
Background VocalsChris Beatty
Background VocalsJamie Owens-Collins
Background VocalsMatthew Ward
Background VocalsMelody Green
Background VocalsNelly Greisen
Background VocalsSteve Greisen
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk


12 Altar Call

Fender RhodesHarlan Rogers
Background VocalsDanniebelle Hall
Background VocalsJames Felix

Liner Notes

Producer – Bill Maxwell, Keith Green
Arranged By (Strings) – Lennart Sjöholm
Engineer (Second) – Rick Donelson
Mastered By – Mike Reese
Mixed By – Peter Granet
Recorded By – Peter Granet
Recorded By (Strings) – Steve Hall (Track 9)

Artwork By (Cover) – Joe Zucker
Design – Lynn Robb, Stan Evenson
Photography By – Gary Heery

Recorded At – Soundcastle
Recorded At – MCA Whitney Recording Studios
Mixed At – MCA Whitney Recording Studios
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab