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strangelanguage (1996)

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Strange Language (stylized as strangelanguage) is the sixth studio album by singer - songwriter Charlie Peacock. It was released on June 28, 1996 on his own record label re:think and distributed by Sparrow Records.

strangelanguage adds elements of modern, alternative rock, dance music, and jazz to his bedrock pop sound. The track "Insult Like the Truth" is a remarkably creative song, built on a riff that is almost like one of Led Zeppelin's Middle Eastern numbers. The song "Rocket," in which Peacock describes his ambiguous feelings while watching a friend experience the crash and burn consequences of the life he had been living. Sarah Masen (one of Peacock's new artists signed to re:think) provides backing vocals on this track. The song "Lady Soul" is Peacock's tribute to R&B soul legend Aretha Franklin. Peacock produced and mixed the album himself and he co-wrote six songs with songwriter Douglas Kaine McKelvey. In 1997, Peacock won his third consecutive Dove Award for Producer of the Year.

Track listing

All songs are written by Charlie Peacock, except where noted.

1. strangelanguage -5:21

2. That's the Point -4:44

3. Insult Like the Truth (Charlie Peacock, Douglas Kaine McKelvey) -4:24

4. Sneakin' Up on Me -3:53

5. Rocket -5:24

6. The Harvest Is the End of the World (Charlie Peacock, Douglas Kaine

McKelvey) -5:57

7. Lady Soul (Aretha in the A.M.) -3:57

8. Struck Blind (Charlie Peacock, Douglas Kaine McKelvey) -5:12

9. Tumble Down (Charlie Peacock, Douglas Kaine McKelvey) -4:10

10. Liquid Days (Charlie Peacock, Douglas Kaine McKelvey) -4:20

11. strangelanguage (reprise) -0:59


Dove Award -Producer of the Year

Radio singles

1996 "That's the Point" -#4 Christian CHR, #24 Christian AC

1996 "Insult Like the Truth" -#13 Christian CHR

1997 "Sneakin' Up on Me" -#5 Christian CHR, #30 Christian AC

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