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Crack the Sky (1987)

Updated: Jan 8


Crack the Sky is the fifth studio album by the Christian rock band Mylon LeFevre & Broken Heart, released in 1987 on Myrrh Records. A proper follow up to 1985's Sheep in Wolves Clothing, Crack the Sky became the group's best album winning them a Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance by a Duo or Group at the 30th Grammy Awards and also winning the first inaugural Dove Award for Rock Album of the Year at the 19th GMA Dove Awards. The title song and "Love God, Hate Sin" were both number one Christian Rock hits. Crack the Sky climbed to number 5 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart. This is their final album on the Myrrh Records label.


Track listing

All songs were written by Mylon LeFevre, Scott Allen, Kenny Bentley, Paul Joseph and Joe Hardy except where noted.


1. Crack the Sky (Rick Crow) -3:58

2. Love God, Hate Sin -3:37

3. Closer Than a Heartbeat -3:43

4. Give It Up -3:05

5. I Belong (Don and Karen Peris) -3:49

6. Let Me Be the One -3:49

7. Reach for the Sky -5:48

8. Heart on Fire -3:14

9. For My Growing (duet with Carole Ford) (Carole Ford) -4:43


Personnel


Mylon LeFevre & Broken Heart:

Mylon LeFevre -lead vocals, guitar

Scott Allen -guitar, backing vocals

Trent Argante -guitar, backing vocals

Ben Hewitt -digital drums, percussion

Kenny Bentley -bass guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on track 4

Paul Joseph -keyboards, synthesizer, backing vocals


Production credits


Mylon LeFevre and Joe Hardy -producers (all tracks)


Accolades

Grammy Award -Best Gospel Performance by a Duo or Group (Crack the Sky)

Dove Award -Rock Album of the Year (Crack the Sky)


Radio singles

1987 "Crack the Sky" -#1 Christian CHR

1987 "For My Growing" (with Carole Ford) -#9 Christian AC

1987 "Closer Than a Heartbeat" -#6 Christian CHR, #24 Christian AC

1987 -1988 "I Belong" -#12 Christian AC

1988 "Let Me Be the One" -#11 Christian CHR


Previous release: Look Up (as Look Up) (1986)

Watch the music video of "Love God, Hate Sin" here:


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