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Greatest Hits (1997)

Updated: Apr 30

Greatest Hits is an official compilation album by Christian singer - songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman, released on October 21, 1997 by Sparrow Records. The album features ten of Chapman's best known hits, plus two new songs and two songs from his 1996 album Signs of Life, "Lord of the Dance" and "The Walk" were re-recorded from the famed Abbey Road Studio in London, England. Greatest Hits peaked at number 4 on the Top Christian Albums and number 85 on the Top 200 Albums charts in Billboard magazine. The album was certified Gold in 1999 by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Chapman also released a companion documentary video on VHS (and later on DVD) called The Walk, featuring four music videos, in-depth interviews, behind the scenes on tour and more. It was nominated for a Dove Award for Long Form Music Video of the Year in 1998.

Track listing

1. Not Home Yet (Steven Curtis Chapman) (new recording) -5:35

2. More to This Life (Steven Curtis Chapman; Phil Naish) (from More To This Life) -5:15

3. The Great Adventure (Steven Curtis Chapman, Geoff Moore) (from The Great

Adventure) -4:31

4. That's Paradise (Steven Curtis Chapman, Geoff Moore) (from The Great

Adventure) -5:02

5. His Eyes (Steven Curtis Chapman, James Isaac Elliot) (from Real Life

Conversations) -3:36

6. For the Sake of the Call (Steven Curtis Chapman) (from For the Sake of the Call) -5:29

7. I Will Be Here (Steven Curtis Chapman) (from More to This Life) -4:27

8. I Am Found in You (Steven Curtis Chapman) (new recording) -4:01

9. Heaven in the Real World (Steven Curtis Chapman) (from Heaven in the Real

World) -4:14

10. No Better Place (Steven Curtis Chapman, Phil Naish) (from For the Sake of the Call) -3:49

11. Hiding Place (Steven Curtis Chapman, Jerry Salley) (from First Hand) -4:59

12. His Strength Is Perfect (Steven Curtis Chapman, Jerry Salley) (from Real Life Conversations) -4:39

13. Lord of the Dance (Abbey Road Version) (Steven Curtis Chapman, Scotty Smith) -5:15

14. The Walk (Abbey Road Version) (Steven Curtis Chapman) -5:23

Gold certified in 1999.

Production credits

Phil Naish -producer (tracks 2-7, 9-12)

Brown Bannister -producer (tracks 1, 8, 13 and 14)

Steven Curtis Chapman -producer (tracks 1, 8, 9, 13 and 14)

Radio singles

1997 "Not Home Yet" -#9 Christian CHR, #1 Christian AC

1998 "The Walk" (Abbey Road Version) -#6 Christian AC

Previous release: Signs of Life (1996)

Next release: Speechless (1999)

Watch the music video of "Not Home Yet" here:

Watch the music video of "The Walk" (Abbey Road Version) here:

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