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Immigrant's Daughter (1989)

Updated: Dec 27, 2023

Immigrant's Daughter is the third studio album by Christian rock singer -songwriter Margaret Becker, released in 1989 on Sparrow Records.

This is Becker's first time working with artist/musician Charlie Peacock, who produced the album and this will be the first of four albums that they'll collaborate on. Immigrant's Daughter is ranked at number 46 from CCM Magazine's 2001 book The 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music saying that Becker "opens her personal journal" on this album "and pours forth songs of her heritage, her passions, her desire for a deeper faith and her vision of the future." The album is a departure from her first two albums which were contemporary pop rock. Becker and Peacock have written five songs together, plus Becker wrote three songs by herself. Becker, Leonard Ahlstrom and Mike Demus wrote "I Commit" and Becker does a cover of the Curtis Mayfield 1965 classic "People Get Ready" originally recorded by The Impressions (#14 Billboard Hot 100, #3 R&B).

Nine out of ten songs were released as radio singles including the title song being released to only Christian rock radio and "The Hunger Stays" to AC and CHR stations.

In 1990, Becker earned her second Grammy Award nomination for Best Gospel Performance, Female for Immigrant's Daughter and was nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year at the 21st GMA Dove Awards. Immigrant's Daughter peaked at number 18 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart.

Track listing

All songs written by Margaret Becker and Charlie Peacock, except where noted.

1. Immigrant's Daughter -4:25

2. This is My Passion (Margaret Becker) -4:10

3. Stay Close to Me -3:13

4. The Hunger Stays -4:15

5. Just Come In (Margaret Becker) -4:29

6. I Commit (Margaret Becker, Leonard Ahlstrom, Mike Demus) -4:25

7. Honesty (Margaret Becker) -3:47

8. Solomon's Shoes -3:18

9. Laugh a Little -3:46

10. People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield) -3:42

Radio singles

1989 "The Hunger Stays" -#12 Christian CHR, #3 Christian AC

1989 -1990 "I Commit" -#2 Christian CHR

1989 -1990 "Just Come In" -#14 Christian AC

1990 "Solomon's Shoes" -#9 Christian CHR, #6 Christian AC

1990 "This is My Passion" -#18 Christian CHR

1990 "Honesty" -#15 Christian AC

1990 "People Get Ready" -#15 Christian CHR

1990 "Stay Close to Me" -#15 Christian AC

Previous release: The Reckoning (1988)

Next release: Simple House (1991)

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