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Simple House (1991)

Updated: Dec 27, 2023



Simple House is the fourth studio album by Christian rock singer -songwriter Margaret Becker, released in 1991 on Sparrow Records.


Simple House is a blend of pop and R&B influence, with some songs verging on the experimental - both in concept and vocally. There are a couple of dance songs like the title song and "Talk About Love." Charlie Peacock, who produced Becker's 1989 album Immigrant's Daughter, and Becker were allowed to really let go and be free to express themselves without regard to monetary considerations.


Becker earned her third Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Gospel Album for Simple House at the 34th Grammy Awards. Becker won two Dove Awards for Rock Album of the Year and Rock Recorded Song of the Year (both given to Becker and Peacock) at the 23rd GMA Dove Awards. The album peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart, giving Becker her first Top Ten album.


Track listing

All songs written by Margaret Becker, except where noted.


1. Simple House (Margaret Becker, Charlie Peacock) -3:43

2. Talk About Love (Margaret Becker, Charlie Peacock) -3:35

3. Look Me In The Eye (Margaret Becker, Charlie Peacock) -4:46

4. All I Ever Wanted -4:34

5. Steps of Faith -4:11

6. I Will Not Lay Down -4:30

7. Never Be An Angel (Margaret Becker, Mark Chessir) -4:57

8. Scatter These Thieves -4:38

9. The Strangest Things -5:36

10. You Remain Unchanged (Margaret Becker, David Martin) -3:36


Accolades

Dove Award -Rock Album of the Year (Simple House)

Rock Recorded Song of the Year ("Simple House")


Radio singles

1991 "Simple House" -#5 Christian CHR

1991 "All I Ever Wanted" -#12 Christian CHR, #2 Christian AC

1991 "Look Me In The Eye" -#12 Christian CHR, #2 Christian AC

1991 "Talk About Love" -#2 Christian CHR

1992 "Never Be An Angel" -#5 Christian AC

1992 "You Remain Unchanged" -#1 Christian AC


Previous release: Immigrant's Daughter (1989)


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