Falling Forward

Falling Forward

by Sandi PattySandi Patty


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As if arriving at a crossroads between her early day glories and post-scandal demureness, Sandi Patty conflates all the lessons and musical styles she's assimilated along the way on Falling Forward, her 25th anniversary recording. The CCM matriarch sounds more praise-filled and celebratory than ever, but Falling Forward is by no means a commemorative disc -- if anything, some of it is as understated and inspirational as Artist of My Soul, one of Patty's first few albums following her fall from grace. It's that same grace Patty seeks to render tribute to in cuts such as the title track and the thoughtful "Grace Flows Down," neither of which possesses the operatic bombast longtime fans have come to expect from the singer. There are some high notes to be found in spots, particularly in a throwback medley consisting of such Patty classics as "Upon This Rock," "In the Name of the Lord," and "Who Will Call Him King of Kings," but they're not at all the norm. Perhaps inspired by her stint as a motivational speaker at Women of Faith conferences, she actually tries her hand at congregational praise & worship in covers from the likes of Passion ("Sing to the King"), Israel & New Breed ("You Are Good"), and Hillsong ("Made Me Glad"), and the results are pleasant, if not a bit by the book. Patty has been doing this for so long, though, she could pretty much indulge in any gospel sensibility and still sound in command. For that reason, Falling Forward is a step forward, even if it's still couched in the easy listening accessibility that has endeared the powerhouse to millions over the decades.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/10/2007
Label: Sony
UPC: 0828768793428
catalogNumber: 87934

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sandi Patty   Primary Artist
Steve Williamson   Choir, Chorus
Ricky Vale   Choir, Chorus
Eric Darken   Percussion
Tyrone Dickerson   Hammond Organ
Mark Baldwin   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Guitar (Nylon String)
Sherry Carter   Background Vocals
Dave Cleveland   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Lisa Huff   Choir, Chorus
Tammy Jenson   Background Vocals
Sam Levine   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Nashville String Machine   Performing Ensemble
Steve Patrick   Trumpet
Jay Rouse   Choir, Chorus
Chance Scoggins   Background Vocals
Dan Needham   Drums
Peter Penrose   Background Vocals
David Hamilton   Synthesizer,Piano,Conductor
Roy Agee   Trombone
Jennifer Wilson   Choir, Chorus
Angel Cruz   Background Vocals
Amy Rouse   Choir, Chorus
Melinda Doolittle   Background Vocals
Ronnie Freeman   Background Vocals
Jimmy Bowland   Baritone Saxophone
Michelle Swift   Background Vocals
Terry White   Background Vocals
Jaimee Paul   Background Vocals
Jenn Helvering   Choir, Chorus,Guest Appearance
Sarah Scharbrough   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Danny Duncan   Rhythm Engineer
Dave Williamson   String Arrangements
Lloyd Barry   Horn Arrangements
David Schober   Engineer
Jeff Moseley   Executive Producer
David Hamilton   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements,Orchestral Arrangements,Track Arrangement
David Beano Hall   Vocal Engineer
Jenn Helvering   Duet

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