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Live and Learn (1986)

Updated: Mar 9


Live and Learn is the third studio album by Christian singer - songwriter Paul Smith. Released in 1986, it is Smith's first album in six years resuming his solo career that he started in 1978. It is also Smith's first album on Word Records' DaySpring label and his first-post album after his four year time as lead singer of The Imperials. Smith left the vocal group in 1985 after releasing their album Let the Wind Blow and resumed back to his solo career. Live and Learn is produced by Keith Thomas, whom Smith has collaborated previously on The Imperials' 1983 double album Side by Side producing Smith's side.


Track listing

All songs were written by Paul Smith and Keith Thomas, except where noted.


1. Everlasting Joy -4:04

2. Live and Learn (Paul Smith, Keith Thomas, David Martin) -4:32

3. Never Be Another (David Martin) -3:53

4. Keep the Light On -4:06

5. So Good to Know -4:13

6. Let Love Happen to You -4:44

7. A Holy Nation -3:40

8. Praisemaker (Paul Smith, Tom Hemby) -3:47

9. Beautiful the Dreamer (Paul Smith, Mike Hudson) -4:01


Radio singles

"Never Be Another" -#6 Christian CHR, #2 Christian AC

"Live and Learn" -#26 Christian AC

"Everlasting Joy" -#13 Christian CHR

"A Holy Nation" -#20 Christian AC

"Let Love Happen to You" -#14 Christian CHR, #36 Christian AC


Next release: No Frills (1987)




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