1988 Amy Grant – Lead Me On

Lead Me On is the seventh studio album, and eleventh overall album by Christian music singer-songwriter Amy Grant, released in 1988 through A&M Recordings.

Lead Me On was a departure from its predecessor, the high-energy pop album Unguarded. Unlike Unguarded or 1991’s Heart in Motion, Lead Me On was not mainstream compatible. Only three of its songs earned mainstream airplay, all of them insignificantly (the title song charted for two weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching No. 96, and “Saved by Love” and “1974 (We Were Young)” made the Adult Contemporary chart in minor positions). Christian music, however, praised the album. It would later be named the No. 1 Christian album of all time by CCM Magazine, in the 2001 book CCM Presents: The 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music. The title song was featured in WOW #1s: 31 of the Greatest Christian Music Hits Ever.

Tracks

1  1974 ( Amy Grant, Gary Chapman, Jerry McPherson) 04:23
Lead Me On (Amy Grant; Michael W. Smith; Wayne Kirkpatrick) 04:11
3  Shadows (Amy Grant; Don Peris; Karen Peris) 05:26
4  Saved By Love (Amy Grant; Chris Smith; Justin Peters) 04:40
5  Faithless Heart (Amy Grant; Michael W. Smith) 05:13
6  What About The Love (Janis Ian; Kye Fleming) 05:25
7  If These Walls Could Speak (Jimmy Webb) 05:43
8  All Right (Amy Grant; Dann Huff; Phil Naish) 04:24
9  Wait For The Healing (Amy Grant; Gary Chapman; Jerry McPherson; Wayne Kirkpatrick) 05:39
10 Sure Enough (Mike Brignardello; Shane Keister; Wayne Kirkpatrick) 04:02
11  If You Have To Go Away (Amy Grant; Jerry McPherson) 04:02
12  Say Once More (Amy Grant; Gardner Cole) 04:57

Musicians

1  1974

BassMike Brignardello
DrumsPaul Leim
GuitarJerry McPherson
12 String GuitarDann Huff
SitarJerry McPherson
KeyboardsAlan Pasqua
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
PercussionLenny Castro
VocalsAmy Grant


2  Lead Me On

BassMike Brignardello
DrumsPaul Leim
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarJerry McPherson
KeyboardsAlan Pasqua
KeyboardsMichael W. Smith
OrganBenmont Tench
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk
VocalsAmy Grant


3  Shadows

BassMike Brignardello
DrumsKeith Edwards
Guitar (solo)Dann Huff
GuitarJerry McPherson
KeyboardsAlan Pasqua
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
KeyboardsShane Keister
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsChris Harris
Background VocalsChris Rodriguez
Background VocalsDiana DeWitt
Background VocalsWayne Kirkpatrick
VocalsAmy Grant


4  Saved By Love

BassMike Brignardello
DrumsPaul Leim
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarJerry McPherson
Acoustic GuitarGary Chapman
MandolinMark O’Connor
OrganBenmont Tench
PianoRobbie Buchanan
VocalsAmy Grant


5  Faithless Heart

BassMike Brignardello
DrumsPaul Leim
GuitarDann Huff
OrganShane Keister
Background VocalsMary Ann Kennedy
Background VocalsPam Rose
VocalsAmy Grant


6  What About The Love

BassMike Brignardello
DrumsPaul Leim
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarJerry McPherson
Acoustic GuitarGary Chapman
KeyboardsAlan Pasqua
KeyboardsCarl Marsh
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerCarl Marsh
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsMary Ann Kennedy
Background VocalsPam Rose
VocalsAmy Grant


7  If These Walls Could Speak

PianoShane Keister
ViolaMark O’Connor
VocalsAmy Grant


8  All Right

BassMike Brignardello
DrumsPaul Leim
Guitar (solo)Dann Huff
GuitarJerry McPherson
KeyboardsShane Keister
OrganBenmont Tench
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsCarmen Twillie
Background VocalsChris Eaton
Background VocalsChris Harris
Background VocalsChris Rodriguez
Background VocalsDave Perkins
Background VocalsDonna McElroy
Background VocalsGary Chapman
Background VocalsRandy Stonehill
Background VocalsWayne Kirkpatrick
VocalsAmy Grant


9  Wait For The Healing

BassMike Brignardello
DrumsKeith Edwards
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarJerry McPherson
KeyboardsAlan Pasqua
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
KeyboardsShane Keister
ViolinMark O’Connor
Background VocalsChris Harris
Background VocalsChris Rodriguez
Background VocalsWayne Kirkpatrick
VocalsAmy Grant


10  Sure Enough

BassMike Brignardello
DrumsPaul Leim
Guitar (solo)Dann Huff
GuitarChris Rodriguez
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
KeyboardsShane Keister
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsChris Eaton
Background VocalsChris Harris
Background VocalsChris Rodriguez
Background VocalsDiana DeWitt
Background VocalsRuss Taff
Background VocalsWayne Kirkpatrick
VocalsAmy Grant


11  If You Have To Go Away

BassMike Brignardello
DrumsPaul Leim
GuitarJerry McPherson
12 String GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsAlan Pasqua
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsDiana DeWitt
VocalsAmy Grant


12  Say Once More

BassJimmie Lee Sloas
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsAlan Pasqua
KeyboardsKeith Thomas
OrganBenmont Tench
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsWayne Kirkpatrick
VocalsAmy Grant

Liner Notes

Producer – Brown Bannister
Producer (Executive) – David Enderle, Gary Chapman, Michael Blanton
Arranged By [Arrangement Input] – Mary Ann Kennedy, Pam Rose (Track 6)
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – John Darnall (Track 7)
Engineer – Jeff Balding
Engineer [Assistant] – Bill Whittington, Bob Vogt, Brian Scheuble, Claude Achille, Jeff Coppage, Keith Odell, Laura Livingston, Mark McKenna, Mark Nevers, Paula Montondo, Randy Wine, Rob Jacobs
Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
Mixed By – Marc DeSisto (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11)
Mixed By – Shelly Yakus (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10)
Mixed By – Jeff Balding (Tracks 5, 7)
Mixed By – John Potoker (Track 5)
Mixed By – Steve Macmillan (Track 12)

Photography By – Eika Aoshima

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Word, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Word, Inc.
Manufactured By – Word, Inc.
Record Company – Word, Inc.
Record Company – Word Records Limited
Record Company – Word (Uk) Ltd.
Made By – Disctronics H
Recorded At – The Bennett House
Recorded At – Riverstone Farm
Recorded At – The Castle Recording Studios
Recorded At – Buchanan House
Recorded At – GroundStar Studios, Nashville
Recorded At – Digital Recorders
Mixed At – A&M Studios
Mixed At – Lion Share Recording Studios
Mixed At – Emerald Sound Studios
Mastered At – Masterdisk