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Whistlin' in the Dark (1987)

Updated: Oct 28, 2023


Whistlin' in the Dark is the third solo album by Christian singer - songwriter Bryan Duncan. It was released in 1987 on Word Records' Modern Art label. The album is produced by Larry Brown. Duncan signed with Word Records in 1987 after spending seven years on Light Records as a member of Sweet Comfort Band and as a solo artist.


Whistlin' in the Dark produced some hit songs like "All My Life," "Every Heart Has an Open Door" and "Paradise." The album peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart. Duncan also released an outdoor concert video on VHS titled Saturday in the Park, performing songs from his first two albums and three songs from Whistlin' in the Dark and does a new humorous version of the Randy Newman classic "Short People." In 2021, Whistlin' in the Dark was remastered and reissued on CD by Girder Music as part of the Retroactive Records Legends Remastered series.


Track listing


1. Whistlin' in the Dark (Bryan Duncan) -3:56

2. Paradise (Bryan Duncan, Chuck Barth) -4:01

3. All My Life (Bryan Duncan, Don Cason, Gary Whitlock) -3:52

4. Break Out of Chains (Bryan Duncan, Chuck Barth, Larry Brown) -4:46

5. When I Think of Home (Bryan Duncan) -3:26

6. Every Heart Has an Open Door (Bryan Duncan, Chuck Barth) -5:07

7. You Can Rely on Me (Bryan Duncan) -4:49

8. Help Is On the Way (Bryan Duncan, Chuck Barth) -4:24

9. You're Never Alone (Bryan Duncan, Chuck Barth, Larry Brown) -3:44


Radio singles

1987 "Help Is On the Way" -#3 Christian CHR

1987 "All My Life" -#4 Christian AC

1988 "Every Heart Has an Open Door" -#4 Christian CHR

1988 "When I Think of Home" -#13 Christian AC

1988 "Paradise" -#8 Christian CHR


Previous release: Holy Rollin' (1986)

Next release: Strong Medicine (1989)

Watch the Bryan Duncan concert video Saturday in the Park here:


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