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Real Life Conversations (1988)

Updated: Sep 16, 2023

Real Life Conversations is the second studio album by Christian singer -songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman, released in 1988 on Sparrow Records. Produced by Phil Naish, the album features a harder and edgier sound that steers more toward light rock music than his debut album First Hand. Real Life Conversations contained more radio hits such as his first two number one Christian AC songs "His Eyes" and "My Turn Now." Fellow Christian singer - songwriter (and Sparrow Records label mate) Margaret Becker co-wrote the track "Wait."

Real Life Conversations makes its first appearance on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart climbing to number 19. In 1989, Chapman earned his first Grammy nomination for Best Gospel Performance, Male at the 31st Grammy Awards. That same year, Chapman won his first two Dove Awards for Songwriter of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year for "His Eyes" at the 20th GMA Dove Awards. The following year, the track "His Strength is Perfect" won Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year at the 21st GMA Dove Awards.

Track listing

1. Faithful Too (Steven Curtis Chapman, Geoff Moore) -4:02

2. Tuesday's Child (Steven Curtis Chapman, David Mullen, Dale Oliver) -4:12

3. For Who He Really Is (Steven Curtis Chapman, Geoff Moore) -5:06

4. Consider it Done (Steven Curtis Chapman) -3:45

5. His Eyes (Steven Curtis Chapman, James Isaac Elliot) -3:35

6. The Human Race (Steven Curtis Chapman, James Isaac Elliot) -3:42

7. Wait (Steven Curtis Chapman, Margaret Becker) -4:13

8. Truth or Consequences (Steven Curtis Chapman) -5:05

9. My Turn Now (Steven Curtis Chapman, Brent Lamb) -3:26

10. His Strength is Perfect (Steven Curtis Chapman, Jerry Salley) -4:37


Dove Award -1989 Songwriter of the Year

1989 Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year ("His Eyes")

1990 Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year ("His Strength is Perfect")

Radio single

1988 "His Eyes" -#12 Christian CHR, #1 Christian AC

1988 "Faithful Too" -#14 Christian CHR

1988 "For Who He Really Is" -#6 Christian CHR, #4 Christian AC

1989 "My Turn Now" -#3 Christian CHR, #1 Christian AC

1989 "His Strength is Perfect" -#10 Christian AC

Previous release: First Hand (1987)

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