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Lord Lift Us Up (1984)

Updated: May 1, 2023

Lord Lift Us Up is the debut album by the Christian gospel music duo BeBe & CeCe Winans released in 1984. The album is produced by Bill Maxwell on PTL Records.

The album's title is taken from the track "Up Where We Belong." The song was originally recorded by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes for the motion picture An Officer and a Gentleman and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1982. BeBe and CeCe recorded a religious variation of the song in 1984 that received airplay on Christian radio stations, and their remake in 1996 earned them a Dove Award. BeBe and CeCe earned their first Grammy Award nomination for Best Soul Gospel Performance by a Duo or Group for their debut album. Lord Lift Us Up is their first charted album climbing to the Top 20 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart. The album was remastered in 2022.

NOTE: on the 2022 remastered digital version of the track "Up Where We Belong," the full-length track is not on there, only split up into two parts: Track 1 is the 29 second intro playing just the chorus. Track 11 is the 1:41 outro playing the song out to the end.

Track listing on the 2022 remastered version

All songs were written by BeBe Winans, except where noted.

1. Up Where We Belong (intro) (Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jack Nitzsche, Will Jennings) -0:29

2. Worth the While -4:17

3. Nevertheless (Derek Floyd, Marlene Floyd) -5:22

4. Turn (featuring Vickie Winans) -5:10

5. The Right Choice -3:26

6. I'm Gonna Miss You (CeCe's Wedding Song) (featuring Daniel Winans and

Marvin Winans) -4:11

7. I Really Love You (featuring Marvie Wright) -4:12

8. He'll Be Right There (featuring Daniel Winans) -4:08

9. The Giver of Life -3:57

10. We Are Not Ashamed (Andraé Crouch) -4:27

11. Up Where We Belong (outro) -1:41

12. Nevertheless (instrumental) -5:07

Radio singles

"Up Where We Belong" -#27 Christian AC

Here is the full-length 1984 original song of "Up Where We Belong."

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