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Comin' On Strong (1984)


Comin' On Strong is the third studio album by Christian singer - songwriter Carman, released on November 6, 1984 on Myrrh/Word Records. The album was produced by Keith Thomas. Carman wrote all the songs on the album. The album's highlight is the Bible story song "Lazarus Come Forth," about the death of Jesus' close friend and Jesus calling his name from death. It is Carman's first Top 20 hit on the Christian radio charts and a concert favorite. Comin' On Strong peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart in 1985. Carman also released a concert video on VHS entitled Comin' On Strong Live in Concert later in 1985. The concert was shot before a capacity crowd in Orlando, Florida on the final leg of his Spring Tour earlier that year.


Track listing

All songs were written by Carman Licciardello.


1. Get Outta My Life -3:29

2. This Thing is Real -4:00

3. His Mercy Endures Forever -3:47

4. Spirit-Filled Pizza -3:32

5. Ask of Me -4:23

6. Blessed Is He Who Comes -3:12

7. He Is the Son of God -3:47

8. Lazarus Come Forth -6:29

9. The Light of Jesus to the World -4:01


Radio singles

1985 "Lazarus Come Forth" -#13 Christian AC/CHR

1985 "His Mercy Endures Forever" -#36 Christian AC

1985 "Blessed Is He Who Comes" -#20 Christian AC


Previous release: Sunday's On the Way (1983)

Next release: The Champion (1985)

Watch the live concert video Comin' On Strong Live in Concert here:


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