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Michael W. Smith 2 (1984)

Updated: Jun 23


Michael W. Smith 2 is the second studio album by Christian singer - songwriter Michael W. Smith, released in 1984 on Reunion Records.


The album climbed to number four on the Billboard Top Christian Albums

chart. Once again, Smith produced the album. The singles "I Am Sure" and "Hosanna" both went Top 10. Smith won his first Grammy Award for Best

Gospel Performance, Male for Michael W. Smith 2 and won his first Dove Award

for Songwriter of the Year, both in 1985. Smith made his first music video for

the track "A Way" to promote the album. Fellow Christian artist and friend

Amy Grant co-wrote two songs with Smith; "Restless Heart" (Grant also

provided guest vocals) and "All I Needed to Say" (Grant and her first

husband Gary Chapman provided backing vocals).


In 1985, Smith released a concert video on VHS titled Michael W. Smith - In Concert. It was taped at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia during the Friends Tour and features Amy and Gary as special guests. Smith performed a new track "I Know" from the tour and, at the time, was released as a non-album radio single in 1986 and became a number one Christian CHR hit. The song was included on both the 1987 live album The Live Set and the 1993 limited edition 2 CD compilation boxed set The Wonder Years.


Track listing


1. A Way (Michael W. Smith, Gary Chapman, Tim March) -3:49

2. I Am Sure (Michael W. Smith, Mike Hudson) -4:41

3. End of the Book (Michael W. Smith, Mike Hudson) -4:08

4. I'm Up (Michael W. Smith, Mike Hudson) -3:11

5. Glorious Grace (Michael W. Smith, Deborah D. Smith) -3:19

6. Musical Instruments (instrumental) (Michael W. Smith) -1:06

7. Restless Heart (with guest vocals by Amy Grant) (Michael W. Smith, Amy

Grant) -5:00

8. All I Needed to Say (Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Gary Chapman) -4:21

9. Wings of the Wind (instrumental) (Michael W. Smith) -4:14

10. Hosanna (Michael W. Smith, Deborah D. Smith) -2:29


Accolades

Grammy Award -Best Gospel Performance, Male (Michael W. Smith 2)

Dove Award -Songwriter of the Year


Radio singles

1984 "Hosanna" -#2 Christian AC/CHR

1984 "I Am Sure" -#8 Christian AC/CHR


Watch the music video of "A Way" here:

Watch the full-length concert video Michael W. Smith - In Concert here:


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