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Michael W. Smith 2

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Released  February 23, 1984
Length  36:18
Michael W. Smith 2 (1984)  The Big Picture (1986)
Release date  23 February 1984
Recorded  1983
Label  Reunion
Artist  Michael W. Smith
Producer  Michael W. Smith
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Genre  Contemporary Christian music
Awards  Grammy Award for Best Gospel Vocal Performance, Male
Similar  Michael W Smith albums, Contemporary Christian music albums

Michael W. Smith 2 is the second album by Christian recording artist Michael W. Smith. Released in February 1984, the album produced the CCM hits "I Am Sure" and "Hosanna". Among the musicians who contributed to the recording, Dann Huff and Mike Brignardello went on to form the heavy metal band Giant. Huff was also a founding member of the CCM band White Heart.

Contents

Personnel

Musicians

  • Michael W. Smith – lead vocals, synthesizers (1-10), electric piano (1, 7, 8), background vocals (2-5, 7, 8), vocoder (3, 4, 7, 9), acoustic piano (4)
  • Shane Keister – additional synthesizers (5, 8, 9)
  • Dann Huff – guitars (1-4, 6-10)
  • Leland Sklar – bass guitar (1, 6)
  • Mike Brignardello – bass guitar (2, 3, 4, 7-10), Mini Moog bass (7)
  • Mark Hammond – Roland TR-909 drum machine (1), Simmons drums (1, 6)
  • Paul Leim – drums (2, 3, 4, 7-10), LinnDrum (2, 7, 9)
  • Lenny Castro – percussion (1-4, 6-9)
  • Gary Chapman – background vocals (1, 8)
  • Ron Downey – background vocals (2, 3, 5, 10)
  • David Durham – background vocals (2, 5, 10)
  • Chris Harris – background vocals (3, 10)
  • Gary Pigg – background vocals (3, 10)
  • Amy Grant – background vocals (7, 8)
  • Jackie Cusic – background vocals (10)
  • Teresa Ellis – background vocals (10)
  • Jan Harris – background vocals (10)
  • Kim Smith – background vocals (10)
  • Dave Thornton – background vocals (10)
  • Bridgett Evans – background vocals (10)
  • Production

  • Michael W. Smith – producer
  • Brown Bannister – vocal production
  • Executive Producers – Michael Blanton & Dan Harrell
  • Engineered & Mixed by Jack Joseph Puig
  • Additional engineering – Stephen McAlister, Jim Baird, Don Cobb, Steven Ford & Mike Psanos
  • Recorded at The Bennett House (Franklin, TN); Tree International Studio & Bullet Recording (Nashville, TN); Mama Jo's Recording Studio (North Hollywood, CA)
  • Mastered by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Kent Hunter – artwork, design
  • Mark Tucker – photography
  • Songs

    1A Way3:53
    2I Am Sure4:44
    3End of the Book4:08

    References

    Michael W. Smith 2 Wikipedia


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