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Back to Who I Am (1989)


Back to Who I Am is the fifth studio album by Christian singer - songwriter Paul Smith. Released in 1989, it is Smith's final album on the DaySpring label on Word Records after being on the label for nearly a decade as a member of The Imperials and as a solo artist. The album is produced by Jonathan David Brown who is best known for producing albums for Twila Paris and Petra. Back to Who I Am produced four Top Ten singles on the Christian radio charts with the title song, "It's Alright," "Bigger Than Life" and "Beat of a Different Heart."


Track listing


1. Back to Who I Am (Paul Smith, Bruce Carroll, Joe Hogue) -5:36

2. Beat of a Different Heart (Paul Smith, David Martin, Mark Baldwin) -5:18

3. Bigger Than Life (Jonathan David Brown, Bobby Price) -5:30

4. Silence Isn't Golden Anymore (Paul Smith, Claire Cloninger) -6:10

5. Homesick for Eden (Paul Smith, Claire Cloninger) -4:49

6. The Lion Roars (Paul Smith, Bobby Price) -5:14

7. It's Alright (Lisa Lane, Ralph Lane) -5:20

8. Comforter (Michael James, Bobby Price) -4:46

9. Hunger and Thirst (Paul Smith) -5:02

10. So Satisfied (Paul Smith, Joe Hogue) -4:45


Radio singles

"Back to Who I Am" -#3 Christian CHR, #2 Christian AC

"It's Alright" -#2 Christian CHR, #2 Christian AC

"Bigger Than Life" -#6 Christian CHR, #3 Christian AC

"Beat of a Different Heart" -#11 Christian CHR, #2 Christian AC


Previous release: No Frills (1987)

Next release: Human Touch (1991)


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