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More Than Wonderful - Live (1983)

Updated: May 11


More Than Wonderful - Live is a live album by Christian singer Sandi Patty. It was released on March 1, 1983 by Impact Records and re-issued in 1990 by Word Records. The album is produced by Greg Nelson with arrangements by Patty and David T. Clydesdale and was recorded live at Great Circle Sound in Nashville, Tennessee and First Assembly of God in Lakeland, Florida.


The album reached number 2 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart, making her debut chart appearance on that chart. Patty's two previous albums Love Overflowing and Lift Up the Lord started charting in 1984, due to her popularity on the charts and award show appearances.


The track "More Than Wonderful" features a duet with fellow Christian and Gospel singer Larnelle Harris and would go on and win many accolades including a Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance by a Duo or Group, winning both Patty and Harris their first Grammys together and a Dove Award for Song of the Year awarded to its writer Lanny Wolfe. Patty also won 3 Dove Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year, Artist of the Year and Inspirational Album of the Year at the 15th GMA Dove Awards. In 1985, the track "Upon This Rock" wins Song of the Year awarded to its writers Gloria Gaither and Donnie McGuire. Patty has released a live concert video in the fall of 1983 on VHS titled Sandi Patti...Live featuring Harris performing the duet "More Than Wonderful" and Patty performing some songs from this album and others.


More Than Wonderful - Live was certified Gold in 1985 and Platinum in 1990 by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of 1 million copies.


Track listing


1. It's Your Song Lord (Sandi Patty, Claire Cloninger, Billy Smiley) -3:40

2. How Majestic Is Your Name (Michael W. Smith) -2:48

3. Dialogue 1 -1:36

4. In His Love (Eddie DeGarmo, Dana Key) -2:53

5. Jesus Loves Me (Medley) (arranged by Sandi Patty) -14:16

6. Upon This Rock (Gloria Gaither, Donnie McGuire) -5:10

7. Because of Who You Are (Billy Smiley, Bob Farrell) -4:42

8. Dialogue 2 -1:39

9. Yes, God Is Real (Kenneth Morris) -3:02

10. Dialogue 3 -0:47

11. More Than Wonderful (duet with Larnelle Harris) (Larry Wolfe) -6:07

12. Dialogue 4 -2:54

13. When the Time Comes (David Kavich) -2:49

14. We Shall Behold Him (Dottie Rambo) -7:03


Gold certified in 1985.

Platinum certified in 1990.


Accolades

Grammy Award -Best Gospel Performance by a Duo or Group ("More Than

Wonderful" with Larnelle Harris)

Dove Award -Female Vocalist of the Year

Artist of the Year

Inspirational Album of the Year (More Than Wonderful - Live)


Radio singles

1983 "More Than Wonderful" with Larnelle Harris -#2 Christian AC/CHR

1983 "Upon This Rock" -#2 Christian AC/CHR


Previous release: Lift Up the Lord (1982)

Watch the full-length concert video Sandi Patti...Live here:


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