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Encore...For Future Generations (2006)


Encore...For Future Generations is the 11th and final studio album by the Christian male vocal group 4Him. It was released on January 24, 2006 and their only album on INO Records (later Fair Trade) with distribution by Integrity and Sony Music. The album is a collection of the group's hit songs re-recorded including a near 11-minute medley of "The Message," "Measure of a Man," "A Man You Would Write About" and "Why" as well as a new track "Unity (We Stand)."


After the release of their 2003 album Visible, 4Him's future as a group was uncertain. After much thought and prayers, the group decided to part ways in 2004. Andy Chrisman and Mark Harris were the first two members to release solo albums. Chrisman's solo album was released that same year while Harris' solo album The Line Between the Two a year later. Solo songs by Chrisman and Harris plus Kirk Sullivan and Marty Magehee are included in this album. 4Him embarked on a farewell tour to promote Encore...to thank their fans and on September 23, 2006, they performed their final concert at Cottage Hill Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama, the city where 4Him's 17-year journey first started. Encore...debuted and peaked at number 49 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart.


Track listing


1. Where There is Faith (new recording) (Billy Simon) -5:00

2. Before the River Came (new recording) (Mark Harris, Keith Dudley) -4:03

3. Basics of Life (new recording) (Mark Harris, Don Koch) -5:07

4. Center of the Mark (new recording) (Mark Harris, Don Koch) -5:07

5. Unity (We Stand) (new track) (Joseph Sabolick) -4:24

6. For Future Generations (new recording) (Mark Harris, Don Koch, David Clark)

-4:53

7. Strange Way to Save the World (new recording) (Mark Harris, Don Koch, David

Clark) -4:43

8. Great Awakening (new recording) (Mark Harris) -4:49

9. Voice of God (new recording) (Mark Harris, Marty Magehee) -4:53

10. Medley -10:54

The Message (Mark Harris, Michael Omartian, Don Koch)

Measure of a Man (Mark Lewis, Don Koch, Stephanie Lewis)

A Man You Would Write About (Billy Simon)

Why? (Mark Harris, Don Koch, David Clark)


The Solo Tracks

11. Debt of Gratitude (Andy Chrisman) -3:30

12. Carry the Light (Mark Harris) -4:13

13. Get Down Mountain (Kirk Sullivan) -4:59

14. Runaway Train (Marty Magehee) -3:53


Personnel


4Him:

Mark Harris -vocals

Andy Chrisman -vocals

Kirk Sullivan -vocals

Marty Magehee -vocals


Radio singles

2006 "Unity (We Stand)" -#2 R&R Christian Inspo


Previous release: Visible (2003)


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