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Stir It Up (1992)

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Stir It Up is the 35th studio album by the Christian music vocal group The Imperials, released in late 1992 on Star Song Records.


The personnel line-up for this album consists of Armond Morales, David Will, Jonathan Pierce (still under his last name Hildreth) and Pam Morales. The album is produced by Paul Mills taking The Imperials back to their R&B/Pop sound from Love's Still Changing Hearts, whereas their previous album Big God was more of an adult contemporary/gospel sounding record.


In 1993, Pam Morales would retire from the group after the release of Stir It Up and Pierce also left the group and a year later was offered a spot on Bill Gaither's southern gospel quartet The Gaither Vocal Band and a couple of years later started his own solo recording career in contemporary Christian music. This would be the final full album of The Imperials' commercial contemporary pop sound of previous albums as the group would undergo another lineup change and a return to their four-part harmony of their early years.


The album's first radio single "Taking Your Love for Granted" would give the group their final number one song on the Christian radio charts. The Imperials have had number one songs in three decades from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Stir It Up climbed up to number 20 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart. Stir It Up is now out-of-print and is not available digitally. The tracks "Taking Your Love For Granted," "Change the World," "We're All Looking" and the title song are available on CD and digitally in their 1994 compilation album Treasures. A YouTube link to listen to the album is posted below this article.


Track listing


1. Change the World (Terry Esau) -4:28

2. Taking Your Love for Granted (David Raynor, Kenny Lamar, Michael Peterson) -3:48

3. We're All Looking (Dwight Liles, Judy Reno) -3:50

4. Testify (Julius Drummin, Ty Lacy) -4:06

5. Put the Weight on My Shoulders (Gino Vannelli) -4:37

6. Standing on the Rock of Love (Julius Drummin, Ty Lacy) -3:43

7. Stir It Up (Julius Drummin, Keith Brown) -4:17

8. I Believe in You (David Raynor, Kenny Lamar) -4:02

9. My Faith Stands (Shawn Craig) -4:01

10. Change the World (reprise) -3:47


Personnel


The Imperials:

Armond Morales -bass, vocals

David Will -baritone, vocals

Pam Morales -alto, co-lead vocals

Jonathan Pierce -tenor, co-lead vocals


Radio singles

1993 "Taking Your Love for Granted" -#3 Christian CHR, #1 Christian AC for 3

weeks

1993 "We're All Looking" -#2 Christian AC

1993 "Change the World" -#14 Christian CHR

1993 "Standing on the Rock of Love" -#9 Christian CHR, #14 Christian AC

1993 -1994 "Stir It Up" -#4 Christian CHR


Previous release: Big God (1991)


Listen to the album Stir It Up here:




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