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  • Writer's pictureJoel Caballero

Blue Skies (1996)


Blue Skies is the tenth studio album by Christian singer - songwriter Bryan Duncan, released on December 11, 1996 by Myrrh/Word Records. The album is produced by Dan Posthuma.


Duncan returns with a proper follow-up album to his 1994 album Slow Revival after releasing a Spanish-language album (Unidos en Él), a Christmas album (Christmas is Jesus) and a collection of hymns and inspirational songs (My Utmost for His Highest: Quiet Prayers). Blue Skies recaptures the sounds of Motown, Memphis and Philly soul on upbeat songs like the title track, "One Touch Away" and "Joy Is A Singable Thing." The track "After This Day Is Gone" gave Duncan his last number one song on the Christian AC chart.


The album debuted and peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart.


Track listing


1. Blue Skies (Bryan Duncan, Reed Vertelney) -4:18

2. Turnin' (Bryan Duncan, Dan Muckala) -3:20

3. After This Day Is Gone (Bryan Duncan, John Clifforth, Larry Tagg, Sheppard Solomon) -5:17)

4. One Touch Away (Bryan Duncan, Reed Vertelney, Alan Roy Scott, Jeff Pescetto)

-3:46

5. Dying to Meet You (Bryan Duncan, Scott Sheriff) -5:32

6. A Whisper Heard Around the World (Bryan Duncan, Scott Sheriff) -4:26

7. No Greater Love (Peter Roberts, Scott Cross) -5:08

8. Tell Me Where You Are (Bryan Duncan, John Rosen, Karen Manno) -3:50

9. Joy Is A Singable Thing (Bryan Duncan, James Felix) -3:19

10. Take Another Look At Me (Bryan Duncan, John Rosen, Karen Manno, Dan Muckala) -4:54

11. Take Heart (Bryan Duncan, Reed Vertelney)/Dying to Meet You (instrumental reprise) -6:32


Radio singles

1997 "Blue Skies" -#4 Christian CHR, #3 Christian AC

1997 "After This Day Is Gone" -#25 Christian CHR, #1 Christian AC

1997 "A Whisper Heard Around the World" -#7 Christian AC

1998 "One Touch Away" -#8 Christian AC



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