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The Keith Green Collection (1981)

Updated: Jan 16

The Keith Green Collection is a compilation album by Christian singer - songwriter Keith Green. It was released on August 11, 1981 by Sparrow Records. This is the only compilation album that Green has released during his lifetime.

This album was the first album by Green for which he did not partake in the production as he had with all of his previous releases. Bill Maxwell yet again took up the role of producing the album as he had done with all of Green's prior works. The album was made over a span of several months during 1981. Nine of the tracks on The Keith Green Collection were previously released on Green's albums, For Him Who Has Ears to Hear, No Compromise and So You Wanna Go Back to Egypt, plus three live performances: "Rushing Wind," "The Sheep and the Goats" and "Scripture Song Medley" were recorded live at the Los Angeles Sports Arena during the World Vision Concert on July 6, 1979.

Both "Rushing Wind" and "The Sheep and the Goats" were new recordings and both were never released before in any album and both live recordings blend with the studio recordings of "You Put This Love in My Heart" and "Asleep in the Light," respectively. The Keith Green Collection climbed to number 10 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart by late 1982, making Green's first chart appearance in over a year.

Track listing

All songs were written by Keith Green, except where noted.

1. Introduction (live introduction to Keith Green) -1:02

2. Rushing Wind (new live recording) -3:40

3. You Put This Love in My Heart (from live intro to studio recording from For Him

Who Has Ears to Hears) -4:34

4. Grace By Which I Stand (from So You Wanna Go Back to Egypt) -4:53

5. You! (Keith and Melody Green) (from No Compromise) -3:35

6. Your Love Broke Through (Keith Green, Randy Stonehill, Todd Fishkind) (from

For Him Who Has Ears to Hear) -3:28

7. He'll Take Care of the Rest (Keith Green, Wendell Burton) (from For Him Who

Has Ears to Hear) -4:00

8. Lies (from So You Wanna Go Back to Egypt) -3:45

9. The Sheep and the Goats (new live recording) -7:48

10. Asleep in the Light (from live recording to studio recording from No

Compromise) -4:29

11. Soften Your Heart (Keith and Melody Green) (from No Compromise) -2:51

12. How Can They Live Without Jesus? (from No Compromise) -3:08

13. Scripture Song Medley (live recording arranged by Keith Green) -3:55

This is The Day (Les Garrett)

This is My Commandment

Rejoice in the Lord Always

Clap Your Hands (Jimmy Owens)

Spring Up O Well

Production credits

Bill Maxwell -producer (all tracks on studio and live recordings)

Keith Green was a co-producer on the studio recordings on tracks 3 -8 and 10 -12.

Radio singles

1981 "Rushing Wind" -#15 Christian CHR

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