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Dancing with Danger (1984)

Updated: Apr 13

Dancing with Danger is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter Leslie Phillips, released in the fall of 1984 on Myrrh/Word Records.

The album contains "Strength of My Life" featuring guest vocals by former Imperals lead singer Russ Taff and giving Phillips her first number one hit on the Christian AC/CHR chart. The song is ranked at number 97 by CCM Magazine in their 2006 book The 100 Greatest Songs in Christian Music. Phillips earned her first (and only) Dove Award nomination as a songwriter for Song of the Year for "Strength of My Life" in 1986. Dancing with Danger continues her contemporary pop rock sound from her 1983 debut album Beyond Saturday Night with production by Dan Posthuma. Phillips has written all ten songs. The album peaked at number 20 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart in early 1985.

In 1991, Dancing with Danger was re-issued on CD containing remastered remix versions of the title song and "I Won't Let It Come Between Us," replacing the original mix recordings and the solo recording of "By My Spirit" that was originally featured in a 1984 various artists compilation album By My Spirit: A Musical Gathering of Praise. The other version of "By My Spirit" is the well-known duet between Phillips and Matthew Ward of 2nd Chapter of Acts. You can listen to the original mix recording of this album on the YouTube link below this article.

Track listing

All songs written by Leslie Phillips.

1. Dancing with Danger -3:29

2. I Won't Let It Come Between Us -4:32

3. Strength of My Life (with guest vocals by Russ Taff) -5:34

4. Give 'em All You Got (Tonight) -4:24

5. By My Spirit (duet with Matthew Ward) -4:43

6. Hiding in the Shadows -3:52

7. Powder Room Politics -2:40

8. Light of Love -4:17

9. Song in the Night -3:52

10. Here He Comes with My Heart -2:48

11. By My Spirit (solo recording) -5:43

Production credits

Dan Posthuma -producer (tracks 1-10)

Gary Whitlock -producer (track 11)

Radio singles

1984 -1985 "Here He Comes with My Heart" -#6 Christian AC/CHR

1985 "Strength of My Life" -#1 Christian AC for 4 weeks, #9 Christian CHR

1985 "Dancing with Danger" -#11 Christian CHR

1985 "Powder Room Politics -#34 Christian AC

Previous release: Beyond Saturday Night (1983)

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