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Redemption (1997)

Updated: Sep 30, 2023


Redemption is the eleventh, and to date, final studio album by the Christian rock band White Heart. The album was released on September 23, 1997 and it is their second and final album by Curb Records.


Following the departures of Brian Wooten (lead guitarist), John Thorn (bass guitar) and Jon Knox (drums/percussion) and following up their 1995 album Inside, the group is now reduced to the trio of lead singer Rick Florian and White Heart founders Billy Smiley and Mark Gersmehl and has once again stylized as Whiteheart for this album. The trio has brought in studio musician friends to fill in the rhythm section and have made what critics are calling a redefining album. Redemption is produced by Smiley and Gersmehl with production assistance by Richie Biggs. The album debuted and peaked at number 33 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart.


Track listing

All songs written by Billy Smiley and Mark Gersmehl, except where noted.


1. Looking Glass -4:00

2. Man Overboard -5:06

3. Honestly -4:37

4. Steel & Stone (Mark Gersmehl) -5:28

5. The Vine -4:07

6. Fall on Me (Mark Gersmehl) -4:43

7. Give Enough -4:28

8. Love is Everything (Mark Gersmehl) -5:01

9. Remember This -4:58

10. Jesus -4:14


Personnel


White Heart:

Rick Florian -lead vocals, backing vocals

Mark Gersmehl -keyboards, loops, lead vocals, backing vocals

Billy Smiley -electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals


Radio singles

1997 "Jesus" -#12 Christian CHR

1997 -1998 "Fall on Me" -#14 Christian CHR, #10 Christian AC


Previous release: Inside (1995)


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