Falling Forward (1998)
Updated: Sep 14
Falling Forward is the seventh studio album by Christian rock singer -songwriter Margaret Becker, released on April 21, 1998 by Sparrow Records.
Three years after the release of Grace (1995), Becker returns from her sabbatical with a new album and new perspective. Falling Forward is more stripped down and acoustic, leaving behind the Charlie Peacock-produced synth pop from the late 1980s to mid 1990s era. CCM Magazine in its review of the album writes, "Falling Forward paints a picture of life with all of its colors: some happy, some sad, some gut-wrenchingly painful, some tears-inducingly joyful." The album is produced by Monroe Jones and Tedd T with additional production by Robbie Nevil on the track "I Don't Know How." Falling Forward also showcases Becker's guitar playing (both electric and acoustic) on almost all the songs. Falling Forward debuted and peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart.
Becker's first book With New Eyes: Fresh Vision for the Soul was released as a companion book to the album, published by Harvest House. This collection of 22 essays reveal humor, questions and understanding about the lessons life has presented, along with Falling Forward lyrics and photographs.
1. I Don't Know How (Margaret Becker, Robbie Nevil) -5:21
2. Cave It In (Margaret Becker, Byron Hagan, Michael Scott Quinlan) -4:21
3. Clay and Water (Margaret Becker, Tanya Leah Roman) -5:04
4. Horses (Margaret Becker, David Lichens, Brent Milligan, Tedd T.) -4:06
5. Deliver Me (Margaret Becker, Robbie Nevil) -5:10
6. Any Kind of Light (Margaret Becker, Robbie Nevil) -4:25
7. Irish Sea (Margaret Becker, Tedd T.) -4:09
8. Coins and Promises (Margaret Becker, Michael Scott Quinlan, Charles Garrett)
9. Crawl (Margaret Becker, Tedd T.) -3:06
10. Take Me In (Margaret Becker) -4:06
11. I Testify (Margaret Becker, Robbie Nevil) -3:42
Monroe Jones -producer (tracks 3, 5, 6, 8, 10 and 11)
Tedd T. -producer (tracks 1, 2, 4, 7, 8 and 9)
Robbie Nevil -producer (track 1)
1998 "Clay and Water" -#10 Christian CHR, #2 Christian AC
1998 "Deliver Me" -#1 Christian AC
1998 "Horses" -#16 Christian CHR, #13 Christian AC
Previous release: Fiel A Ti (1995) (Spanish language album)
Next release: What Kind of Love (1999)