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The Great Adventure (1992)

Updated: Apr 30


The Great Adventure is the fifth studio album by Christian singer - songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman, released on June 29, 1992 by Sparrow Records.


Produced by Phil Naish, The Great Adventure would be Chapman's most successful album with the title song serving as the lead single (and his very first music video) going to number one on the Christian radio charts. CCM Magazine gave accolades to Chapman as the album was listed at number 33 in their 2001 book The 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music and the title song listed at the Top 10 at number 8 in their 2006 book The 100 Greatest Songs in Christian Music.


The album features guest appearances by artists like BeBe Winans, Toby McKeehan of DC Talk and country and bluegrass singer Ricky Skaggs, who provides backing vocals on the track "Walk With The Wise." Chapman's wife Mary Beth Chapman co-wrote the track "Maria." The Great Adventure topped the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart and was certified Gold in less than a year by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).


In 1993 at the 24th GMA Dove Awards, Chapman won six out of his seven nominated Dove Awards including Song of the Year, which he co-won with fellow Christian singer, songwriter and friend Geoff Moore, as well as winning Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year. The following year, Chapman won two additional Dove Awards for Songwriter of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year for the track "Go There With You." Chapman also won his second Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album at the 35th Grammy Awards.


Track listing


1. Prologue (instrumental) (arranged and conducted by J. A. C. Redford) -2:38

2. The Great Adventure (Steven Curtis Chapman, Geoff Moore) -4:38

3. Where We Belong (Steven Curtis Chapman) -4:21

4. Go There With You (Steven Curtis Chapman) -5:23

5. That's Paradise (Steven Curtis Chapman, Geoff Moore) -5:03

6. Don't Let the Fire Die (Steven Curtis Chapman) -4:51

7. Got to B Tru (featuring Toby McKeehan) (Steven Curtis Chapman) -4:21

8. Walk With The Wise (Steven Curtis Chapman, Brent Lamb) -4:36

9. Maria (Steven Curtis Chapman, Mary Beth Chapman, James Isaac Elliot) -5:03

10. Still Called Today (vocal duet with BeBe Winans) (Steven Curtis Chapman) -6:02

11. Heart's Cry (Steven Curtis Chapman, Phil Naish) -3:12


Gold certified in 1993.


Accolades

Grammy Award -Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album (The Great Adventure)

Dove Award -1993 Artist of the Year

1993, 1994 Songwriter of the Year

1993 Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year (The Great Adventure)

1993 Song of the Year ("The Great Adventure" by Steven Curtis Chapman and Geoff Moore)

1993 Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year ("The Great

Adventure")

1993 Short Form Music Video of the Year ("The Great Adventure")

1994 Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year ("Go There

With You")


Radio singles

1992 "The Great Adventure" -#3 Christian CHR, #1 Christian AC

1992 "Where We Belong" -#6 Christian CHR, #1 Christian AC

1993 "Go There With You" -#19 Christian CHR, #2 Christian AC

1993 "That's Paradise" -#3 Christian CHR, #3 Christian AC

1993 "Still Called Today" (with BeBe Winans) -#20 Christian CHR, #1 Christian AC


Watch the music video of "The Great Adventure" here:



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