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Greatest Hits 1986-2004 (2004)

Updated: Sep 2, 2023

Greatest Hits 1986-2004 is a compilation album by Christian singer-songwriter Amy Grant, released on October 12, 2004 by Word/Curb Records and A&M Records.

It is Grant's second official compilation album (her first since 1986's The Collection). It contains a previously unreleased song called "The Water." "Come Be With Me" (featuring Keb' Mo') (another new track) is a song that was recorded for her 1997 album Behind the Eyes, but at the time of this album's release, it was an unreleased track until 2022 when it was included on the 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition of Behind the Eyes. The album also contains her cover of 10cc's 1977 hit "Things We Do for Love" recorded for the 1996 motion picture Mr. Wrong. A companion DVD called Greatest Videos 1986-2004 features Grant's music videos starting with "The Next Time I Fall" with Peter Cetera in 1986 up to "Simple Things" in 2003, along with alternate versions and remixes.

The album peaked at number 3 on the Top Christian Albums and number 48 on the Top 200 Albums charts in Billboard magazine. This would be her final album with the A&M label.

Track listings

1. The Water (Amy Grant, Ed Cash) (previously unreleased) -5:06

2. Come Be With Me (duet with Keb' Mo') (Beth Neilsen Chapman, Jimmy Scott)

(previously unreleased until 2022's Behind the Eyes: 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition) -4:19

3. The Next Time I Fall (duet with Peter Cetera) (Bobby Caldwell, Paul Gordon)

(from Peter Cetera's album Solitude/Solitaire) -3:41

4. Saved by Love (Amy Grant, Justin Peters, Chris Smith) (from Lead Me On) -4:39

5. Lead Me On (Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Wayne Kirkpatrick) (from Lead Me On) -5:36

6. Baby Baby (Amy Grant, Keith Thomas) (from Heart in Motion) -3:56

7. Every Heartbeat (Edited Version) (Amy Grant, Charlie Peacock, Wayne Kirkpatrick)

(from Heart in Motion) -3:17

8. That's What Love is For (Amy Grant, Michael Omartian, Mark Mueller) (from Heart in Motion) -4:16

9. Good for Me (Amy Grant, Jay Gruska, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Tom Snow) (from Heart in Motion) -3:58

10. I Will Remember You (Amy Grant, Gary Chapman, Keith Thomas) (from Heart in Motion) -4:59

11. Lucky One (Remix) (Amy Grant, Keith Thomas) (from House of Love) -4:09

12. House of Love (guest vocals by Vince Gill) (Wally Wilson, Greg Barnhill, Kenny Greenberg)

(from House of Love) -4:39

13. Big Yellow Taxi (Paradise Mix) (Joni Mitchell) (from House of Love) -3:03

14. Things We Do for Love (Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart) (from the motion picture Mr. Wrong) -3:19

15. Takes a Little Time (Amy Grant, Wayne Kirkpatrick) (from Behind the Eyes) -4:32

16. Like I Love You (Amy Grant, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Keith Thomas) (from Behind the Eyes) -4:30

17. I Will Be Your Friend (Dane DeViller, Sean Hosein, Michelle Lewis) (from Behind the Eyes) -4:00

18. Simple Things (Amy Grant, Will Owsley, Dillon O'Brian, Keith Thomas) (from Simple Things) -3:58

19. Baby Baby (7" Heart in Motion Mix) (bonus track) -3:50

The A&M Records release of this album included a second disc containing remixes of four tracks from the first disc:

1. Every Heartbeat (7" Body And Soul Mix) -3:20

2. That's What Love is For (7" Single Mix) -4:20

3. I Will Remember You (Rhythm Remix) -5:05

4. House of Love (Classic Philly Soul Mix) -4:35

Production credits

Brown Bannister -producer (tracks 4, 5 and 7)

Keith Thomas -producer (tracks 6, 9, 11-13, 15-18)

Wayne Kirkpatrick -producer (tracks 2 and 14)

Michael Omartian -producer (tracks 3, 8 and 10)

Ed Cash -producer (track 1)

Radio singles

"Come Be With Me" (with Keb' Mo') -#32 Billboard AC

"The Water" -#32 Billboard Christian Songs, #32 Billboard Christian Airplay,

#28 Billboard Christian AC Airplay

Previous release: Simple Things (2003)

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