| September 27, 1983|
27 September 1983
| July 3 – August 26, 1983|
Nederland, Colorado; Air Studios, London, England; Sound Stage Studios, Nashville, TN; CBS Studios, London, England; Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, CA; Mama Jo's, North Hollywood, CA; Bullet Recording, Nashville, TN; Woodland Sound, Nashville, TN; Bill Schnee Studio, N. Hollywood, CA
Amy Grant albums, Christmas music albums
A Christmas Album is the seventh album by Christian music singer Amy Grant, released in 1983. The release was Grant's first of several Christmas albums.
It was issued on the heels of Grant's immensely successful 1982 LP Age to Age. Primarily for the audiences she attracted with Age to Age, A Christmas Album features well-known sacred and secular standards alongside original songs. Although not as successful as Age to Age, A Christmas Album still peaked in the Top Ten of the Christian chart and spawned a Top 20 Christian radio single in "Emmanuel." The album would eventually be certified gold in 1985, and platinum in 1989. A Christmas Album was listed at No. 40 in the 2001 book, CCM Presents: The 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music.
Adapted from AllMusic.
Album – Billboard (North America)
Singles – CCM Magazine (North America)
GMA Dove Awards
A Christmas Album was the first Amy Grant album to be released in the Compact Disc format. The original CD issue had a manufacturing flaw that caused a small, but noticeable jump during the transition between tracks 3 and 4. The remastered version does not have this defect. The album was also released as a promotional only vinyl picture disc version in a die cut sleeve.
1Tennessee Christmas4:36A Christmas Album (Amy Grant album) Wikipedia
2Hark! The Herald Angels Sing2:56
3Preiset Dem König! (Praise the King)1:40