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  • Writer's pictureJoel Caballero

Heart & Soul (1984)

Updated: Jan 30

Heart & Soul is the second studio album by Christian singer - songwriter Kathy Troccoli, released in 1984 on Reunion Records. The album was produced by Brown Bannister.

The album peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart. After the success of her debut album Stubborn Love, Troccoli enlisted the top songwriters in Christian music including Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Gary Chapman, Pam Mark Hall and producer Bannister among others. Heart & Soul yielded two singles on the Christian music charts with "I Belong to You" and "Holy Holy." In 1985, Troccoli released a 30-minute live concert video on VHS and Beta titled KT Live performing songs from Heart & Soul and Stubborn Love and features CCM singer and songwriter Billy Sprague.

In 1985, Troccoli earned her first Grammy nomination for Best Gospel Performance, Female and was nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year at the 16th GMA Dove Awards. In 2020, Heart & Soul was made available digitally on streaming platforms and for digital album purchasing.

Track listing

1. Long Distance Letter (Gary Chapman, Tim Marsh, Keith Thomas) -3:26

2. Yes and Know (Gary Chapman, Tim Marsh, Keith Thomas) -4:11

3. Bittersweetness (Michael W. Smith, Brown Bannister, Phil Madeira) -4:11

4. Mighty Lord (Phil Madeira) -5:21

5. Open My Eyes (Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Pam Mark Hall) -4:45

6. Holy Holy (Michael W. and Debbie D. Smith, Brown and Debbie Bannister) -5:03

7. Hearts of Fire (Michael W. Smith, Brown Bannister, Billy Sprague) -4:19

8. I Belong to You (Mark Gersmehl, James Ward) -4:34

9. Island of Love (Chris Eaton) -4:06

Radio singles

1984 "I Belong to You" -#3 Christian AC/CHR

1985 "Holy Holy" -#17 Christian AC/CHR

Previous release: Stubborn Love (1982)

Next release: Images (1986)

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