1980 Kristle Murden – I Can’t Let Go

I Can’t Let Go (1980, Lexicon) is the only album released by Christian singer Kristle Murden.

Kristle Murden (born December 9, 1956), also known as Kristle Edwards, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, music producer, author and ordained minister. Murden is the soloist on the song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from The Lion King. She made her professional debut in 1979 singing the duet “I’ll Be Thinking of You” with Andraé Crouch, for which Stevie Wonder played harmonica. She signed as a solo artist with Light Records, also in 1979. She was nominated for two Grammy awards: her solo album I Can’t Let Go was nominated in 1980, and in 1984, she was nominated for her solo vocal performance for “Jesus Come Lay Your Head on Me” from Andraé Crouch’s No Time to Lose album. In 1981 she was nominated for a Dove Award for her I Can’t Let Go album in the category of Best Soul Black Gospel album.

In 1982 Murden earned the Best New Artist Contemporary Award at The Gospel Music Excellence Awards at the annual Gospel Music Workshop of America. She has worked on over 30 film soundtracks, television shows, and major artists’ albums as either a featured or backing vocalist. In 2019, Murden published her autobiography titled It Took a Miracle and Then Some.


1  I’ll Go (Howard McCrary; Louis Johnson) 03:45
2  Because He Love Us (Bill Maxwell; Howard McCrary) 04:42
3  I Just Wanted To Say I Love You (Kristle Murden) 04:32
4  I Have Heard Of A Place (Kristle Murden) 05:23
5  I Can’t Let Go (Kristle Murden) 03:52
6  Lord We Believe (Kristle Murden) 05:19
7  Rejoice (Kristle Murden) 03:39
8  Don’t Let This Moment Pass You By (Andrae Crouch) 04:11
9  I Will Sing Praises (Kristle Murden) 03:51


BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsBill Maxwell
GuitarDavid Williams
GuitarGreg Poree
GuitarHadley Hockensmith
KeyboardsClarence McDonald
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
KeyboardsHarlan Rogers
KeyboardsHoward McCrary
SaxSteve Tavaglione
TrumpetAllen Gregory
PercussionAlex Acuna
Background VocalsHoward McCrary
VocalsKristle Murden

Other Musicians

8 Don’t Let This Moment Pass You By

VocalsAndrae Crouch

Liner Notes

Producer – Andraé Crouch, Bill Maxwell
Arranged By – Jerry Peters (Tracks 1, 3, 5)
Arranged By – Bill Maxwell (Tracks 2, 5)
Arranged By – Greg Phillinganes, Howard McCrary (Track 2)
Arranged By – Harlan Rogers (Tracks 4, 6, 7, 9)
Arranged By – Andraé Crouch (Track 8)
Arranged By (Horns) – Steve Tavaglione (Track 7)
Arranged By (Strings) – Lennart Sjöholm
Arranged By (Vocals) – Andraé Crouch, Bill Maxwell, Howard McCrary, Kristle Murden
Concertmaster – James Getzoff
Contractor – Hy Lesnick
Engineer (Recording) – Bob Cotton, Gordon Shryock
Engineer (Assistant) – Peter Haden, Ross Pallone
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Mixed By – Bill Maxwell, Gordon Shryock

Art Direction, Photography – Alan Bergman

Mastered At A&M Mastering Studios
Mixed At Paramount Recording Studios
Mixed At United Western Studios
Recorded At Hollywood Sound Recorders
Recorded At Sound Labs, Hollywood
Recorded At United Western Studios
Recorded At Capitol Studios
Recorded At Gold Mine Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA
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