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This Gift (1997)

This Gift is the fifth studio and Christmas album by Christian singer - songwriter Gary Chapman, released on September 30, 1997 by Reunion Records. The album is produced by Michael Omartian. It is a mix of traditional and modern Christmas songs with two new tracks: the title song, which Chapman and producer Omartian wrote and "Part of Heaven" featuring a duet with American bluegrass-country singer and fiddler Alison Krauss. This Gift peaked at number 16 on both the Top Christian Albums and Heatseekers Albums charts in Billboard magazine.

Track listing

1. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer/Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Johnny

Marks/Haven Gillespie, John Frederick Coots) -3:08

2. The Christmas Song (Mel Tormé, Robert Wells) -4:35

3. O Holy Night (John Sullivan Dwight, Adolphe Adam) -5:11

4. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Charles Wesley, Felix Mendelssohn) -3:12

5. This Gift (Gary Chapman, Michael Omartian) -4:00

6. I'll Be Home for Christmas (Kim Gannon, Walter Kent, Buck Ram) -3:03

7. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree (Johnny Marks) -2:03

8. Silent Night (Joseph Mohr, Franz Gruber) -4:08

9. Mary, Did You Know? (Mark Lowry, Buddy Greene) -3:54

10. Part of Heaven (duet with Alison Krauss) (Craig Bickhardt/Thom Schuyler)


Radio singles

1997 -1998 "This Gift" -#9 Christian AC

Next release: Outside (1999)

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