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Vision (1986)

Vision is the debut solo album by British Christian singer - songwriter Chris Eaton, released in 1986 on Reunion Records. The album is produced by Brown Bannister and Jack Joseph Puig. The first time Eaton collaborated with Amy Grant was back in 1983, when Grant recorded her version of "Little Town" from A Christmas Album based on Eaton's arrangement of "O Little Town of Bethlehem" (originally recorded by fellow British singer Cliff Richard). Then in 1985 on Grant's Unguarded album, Eaton co-wrote and sang backing vocals on two songs "Stepping in Your Shoes" and "Sharayah," thus beginning a long songwriting partnership between the two.

Eaton got together with Grant's producer Brown Bannister along with Jack Joseph Puig to create his first solo album of material that he has written by himself and recorded the album in studios in Los Angeles, CA, Nashville, TN and London, England with the top musicians in the Christian music scene. Vision is a pop rock album showcasing his vocal and songwriting skills, even singing the title song that Eaton wrote for Russ Taff on his 1985 album Medals. Eaton had four songs on the Christian hit radio charts (CHR) with "It Was Love," "Love for the Common Man," "Don't Underestimate My Love" and "When My Heart Breaks." Vision climbed to number 17 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart.

Track listing

All songs were written by Chris Eaton.

1. Vision -4:16

2. Don't Underestimate My Love -4:44

3. When My Heart Breaks -5:04

4. Golden Rule -4:35

5. Hold Back the Tears -4:29

6. Love for the Common Man -4:34

7. Talk to Me -4:22

8. This Is For Real -4:27

9. Don't Play Games -5:00

10. It Was Love -5:26

Radio singles

1986 "It Was Love" -#4 Christian CHR, #4 Christian AC

1986 "Love for the Common Man" -#12 Christian CHR

1987 "Don't Underestimate My Love" -#1 Christian CHR for two weeks, #38

Christian AC

1987 "When My Heart Breaks" -#8 Christian CHR

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