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Nothing But The Best: Radio Classics (1994)

Updated: Sep 30, 2023

Nothing But The Best: Radio Classics is an official 1994 compilation album by the Christian rock band White Heart. This is the second of two albums by White Heart with the other being Nothing But The Best: Rock Classics, as they were released separately. This collection features songs from both the Sparrow and Star Song years 1986 -1994 focusing on their Christian radio hits in both CHR (Pop) and AC, many of them went to number 1, where as Rock Classics focuses on their Christian rock songs from the same period. Radio Classics contains a full-length recording of "Morningstar." A shorter demo recording was heard on their 1992 album Tales of Wonder. It also features a new recording "My Eyes Have Seen." Both songs were released as singles to Christian radio. Session musician Mark Hill was brought in and played bass guitar on both new songs and replaced Anthony Sallee who had left the group after the release of 1993's Highlands. The album debuted and peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart.

Track listing

1. Moringstar (Billy Smiley, Mark Gersmehl, Jon Knox) (new recording) -4:20

2. My Eyes Have Seen (Billy Smiley, Mark Gersmehl) (new recording) -4:16

3. How Many Times (Seventy Times Seven) (Mark Gersmehl) (from Don't Wait for the Movie) -4:25

4. Fly Eagles Fly (Billy Smiley, Mark Gersmehl, Gordon Kennedy) (from Don't Wait for the Movie) -4:49

5. Montana Sky (Billy Smiley, Mark Gersmehl, Gordon Kennedy) (from Emergency Broadcast) -4:59

6. The River Will Flow (Billy Smiley, Mark Gersmehl) (from Freedom) -6:53

7. Desert Rose (Billy Smiley, Mark Gersmehl, Rick Florian) (from Powerhouse) -4:43

8. A Love Calling (Billy Smiley, Mark Gersmehl, Mark Nemer) (from Powerhouse) -6:26

9. Say the Word (Billy Smiley, Mark Gersmehl) (from Tales of Wonder) -3:55

10. Unchain (Billy Smiley, Mark Gersmehl) (from Tales of Wonder) -4:58

11. Silhouette (Billy Smiley, Mark Gersmehl, Brian Wooten) (from Tales of Wonder) -4:43

12. Once And For All (Billy Smiley, Mark Gersmehl) (from Highlands) -5:05

13. The Flame Passes On (Billy Smiley, Mark Gersmehl) (from Highland) -4:10


White Heart:

Rick Florian -lead vocals, backing vocals

Mark Gersmehl -keyboards, co -lead vocals on tracks 1, 9 and 12, lead vocals on tracks 6 and 13, backing vocals

Billy Smiley -rhythm and acoustic guitars, backing vocals

Gordon Kennedy -lead guitar on tracks 3 and 6, lead vocals on tracks 4 and 5, sitar on track 5, backing vocals on tracks 3 and 7

Brian Wooten -lead guitar on tracks 1, 2, 7 -13

Gary Lunn -bass guitar on tracks 4 and 5

Tommy Sims -bass guitar on tracks 5 and 6, backing vocals

Anthony Sallee -bass guitar on tracks 7 -13

Mark Hill -bass guitar on tracks 1 and 2

Chris McHugh -drums on tracks 3 -6, 9 -11

Mark Nemer -drums on tracks 7 and 8

Jon Knox -drums on tracks 1, 2, 12 and 13

Production credits

Billy Smiley -producer (tracks 1 -4, 7 -13)

Mark Gersmehl -producer (tracks 1, 2, 7 -13)

White Heart -producers (tracks 3 -5)

Brown Bannister -producer (track 6)

Bill Drescher -producer (tracks 7 and 8)

Radio singles

1994 -1995 "My Eyes Have Seen" -#2 Christian CHR

1995 "Morningstar" -#8 Christian CHR

Next release: Inside (1995)

Listen to the playlist Nothing But The Best: Radio Classics:

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