Item description for Audio CD-Speechless by Steven Curtis Chapman...
Overview WEBSITE: http://scchapman.com/
Song List: Dive Speechless The Change Great Expectations Next 5 Minutes Fingerprints Of God The Invitation Whatever I Do Believe What I Really Want To Say With Hope The Journey Be Still And Know
Awards and Recognitions Audio CD-Speechless by Steven Curtis Chapman has received the following awards and recognitions -
Dove Awards - 2000 Winner - Pop/Contemporary Album category
Dove Awards - 2000 Nominee - Recorded Music Packaging category
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Record Label Sparrow Corporation
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5" Width: 5.69" Height: 0.43" Weight: 0.22 lbs.
Release Date Jun 15, 1999
Publisher CHORDANT ACNT# 3707
ISBN 7474007746 ISBN13 9787474007742 UPC 724385169526
Availability 0 units.
More About Steven Curtis Chapman
Steven Curtis Chapman (born November 21, 1962) is an American Christian music singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, author, and social activist.
After starting his career in the late 1980s as a singer-songwriter of contemporary Christian music, Chapman has since been recognized as one of the most prolific singers in the genre, releasing over 20 albums. Chapman has also won five Grammy awards and 56 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, more than any other artist in history. His seven "Artist of the Year" Dove Awards, his latest in 2009, are also an industry record. As of 2007, Chapman has sold more than 10 million albums and has eight RIAA-certified Gold or Platinum albums.
Chapman is also a vocal advocate for adoption, along with his wife Mary Beth. Together, they have started a charity organization called Show Hope (formerly called Shaohannah's Hope), that mobilizes individuals and communities to care for orphans through its international orphan care work as well as adoption aid grants to help put more orphans from overseas and the U.S. in loving, forever families. In 2009, Show Hope finished building Maria's Big House of Hope, a medical care center in China that provides holistic care to orphans with special needs. He is also a contributor to Compassionart, a charity founded by Martin Smith of British Christian band Delirious?.
Chapman was recognized in the Fall 2010 issue of Wood & Steel discussing the new Taylor 714 Signature Series guitar in honor of his youngest daughter Maria Sue. The guitar features the flower from Maria's picture and the word "SEE" on the 12th fret in Maria's handwriting. In 2003, Chapman starred in the Christian film Christmas Child.
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great expectations, met again Dec 28, 2006
Steven Curtis Chapman brings to his craft - and to our ears - the well finessed interplay of pure foot-stompin' energy and reflective Christian faith. His music was always good. This 1999 release catches the artist at a time when he was elevating his game.
Fortunate the ears that hear.
The title track 'Speechless' is convincing precisely because Chapman seems not to be telling an old tale for the thousandth time but rather narrating his own trek higher up and deeper in. This, nothing else, is what explains the particularly appreciative nuance of his loyal fan base. They come back time and again, aware that Chapman will not be where he was. But neither has he forgotten where he came from, who he is, and that others are listening in.
It may be just my impression, but the band sounds tighter, more revved-up, more bought-in than ever. Yet Chapman has always inspired the musicians he fronts.
Chapman is not the servant of a tame religion. If he colors himself speechless in the title track, in 'Great Expectations' he professes to be near to places 'that I know so well", then:
'But dare I go where I don't understand And do I dare remember where I am I stand before the great eternal throne The one that God Himself is seated on And I, I've been invited as a son Oh I, I've been invited to come and ...
Believe the unbelievable Receive the inconceivable And see beyond my wildest imagination Lord, I come with great expectations'
This artist's narrated experience is dynamic rather than static, derivative rather than self-generated, horizon-moving rather than consolidating. Like the Psalms, in the track just cited Chapman moves from 'I' to 'We've been invited to come.' As an artist - the ancient biblical poets understood this well - Chapman is aware of the vocation of giving away his personal experience in order to provide words and, in his case, melodies to the worshipping community.
Chapman has always been a master of rhythm. This album is no exception, giving us as it does the complex and beguiling 'Next Five Minutes'. This track would leave its close listener bored or weary if it did not flow rhythmically with such organic ease, a perfect cooperation between drums and acoustic guitar laying down a track adequate for Chapman's voice to dance around it with an almost perfect storm of glee.
Yet Chapman is able to slow it down with similar dexterity, as the mournful ode to a lost child shows ('With Hope'). Chapman inserts an orchestral interlude called 'The Journey'--there's actually an *oboe* in there--before shutting things down with 'Be Still and Know', an altogether fitting bookend to the opener on a CD that is after all called 'Speechless'.
The biblical theologian Walter Brueggemann titled one of his works 'Abiding Astonishment'. The title could do double duty here. Worship, astonishment, speechlessness, exuberance, and finally solemnity and stillness. Steven Curtis Chapman has lost not a step.
The Journey is well worth it Apr 5, 2006
Easily his best album. I love the instrumental piece titled "The Journey." Two other great Christian releases are Delirious's "World Service" and D. C. Talk's "Jesus Freak." Lifehouse's self titled third album is also quite excellent.
still the best Sep 23, 2005
This album is awesome. I love the song Dive. This song kinda reminds me one of the songs that I used to sing in my church youth group. He always sings how a true christian (or should I say disciple) should feel. Especially in the song The Change. I saw him in concert in California. I was sixteen years old. The feeling that I had while I was at that concert was the best. I own all his albums. He never disapoints me. He is the main reason I listen to Christain music.
Take a leap of faith... Sink or swim I'm driving in Sep 4, 2005
I love this cd. It has great praise and worship music. Speechless has both great lyrics and rhythm. I love all of the songs on Speechless. Steven Curtis Chapman has such a soulful voice. I play them during daycare hours. My daycare toddlers love the music too.
My Favorite Jun 16, 2005
Steven Curtis Chapman is my favorite Christian artist and this album is my favorite from him. Speechless could have been a greatest hits album from beginning to end.
Anyone giving this a bad review doesn't know how to appreciate good music.
By the way, it's spelt "gangster" and "the" and "mouth". So pull your pants up and go back to school. (refering to earlier review)