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No Frills (1987)

Updated: Jun 17, 2023


No Frills is the fourth studio album by Christian singer - songwriter Paul Smith. It is Smith's second album on DaySpring/Word Records released in the fall of 1987. Once again produced by Keith Thomas, along with Tom Hemby, Smith garnered his first number one song on the Christian CHR chart with "The Right Thing" and the follow-up single "Faithful" would be a radio favorite on the Christian AC chart climbing to number 2. No Frills debuted and peaked at number 24 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart. Ron Hemby, Tom Hemby's brother, provided backing vocals on "Faithful." Ron, at the time, was a co-lead vocalist of Smith's former vocal group The Imperials.


Track listing


1. Faithful (Paul Smith, Keith Thomas) -4:03

2. Dancing Too Close (Tom Hemby) -4:24

3. Walls (Billy Crokett, Kenny Wood) -5:08

4. The Right Thing (Paul Smith, Tricia Walker) -4:02

5. I Will Be There for You (Paul Smith, Keith Thomas) -4:48

6. Something Better (Wayne Kirkpatrick, Brett Perry) -4:42

7. Cantablie (Paul Smith, Tom Hemby, Claire Cloninger) -4:26

8. Celebration (I Wanna Be There) (Paul Smith, Keith Thomas, David Martin) -5:23

9. When Love Comes Home (Paul Smith, Bob Farrell) -4:46


Radio singles

"The Right Thing" -#1 Christian CHR, #20 Christian AC

"Faithful" -#4 Christian CHR, #2 Christian AC

"I Will Be There for You" -#24 Christian AC


Previous release: Live and Learn (1986)


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