Steven Curtis Chapman re:creation: My Review & The Story Behind The Music #ReCreation


Multi-Platinum Selling and GRAMMY-Award Winning Artist

Steven Curtis Chapman’s  re:creation released August 9

Today, August 9, multi-platinum selling artist Steven Curtis Chapman will unveil Re:creation , his 17th album release over his iconic 20 + year career.

The new album features five new songs from the five-time GRAMMY ® Award winner and all new re-imagined recordings of his eight biggest hits. (See full track listing below)The entire record has a progressive and fresh acoustic sound, which reflects the energy and life found in the songs. The title speaks to the actual recreation of these songs, which are entirely new re-recordings in a new musical space. More and most importantly though, the word recreation speaks to the new life God is now recreating for Chapman and his family as they walk forward in their lives.

re:creation Track Listing: (*not final sequence)

  • Do Something
  • Long Way Home
  • Live Out Loud
  • Great Adventure
  • Heaven In The Real World
  • Speechless
  • For The Sake Of The Call
  • Magnificent Obsession
  • Meant To Be
  • More To This Life
  • All That’s Left Is To Love
  • Morning Has Broken
  • Dive

Words from Steven Curtis Chapman:

“I felt like this was an opportunity for me to tell people that my family and I really do feel like God is recreating some things in us. Last year was so hard with Mary Beth writing her book and our family doing the tour. It was our year to say, ‘okay we’re going to stand on faith and hold onto each other.’ That’s when the full force of the pain started to hit us. But now, in 2011, by God’s grace we really have the sense we are beginning to see the sunrise. As the song says, ‘joy is coming in the morning!’ We feel like morning is really starting to break for us and we’re beginning to sense there is new life starting to sprout. The real morning is still yet to come when we finally get to see Maria again in heaven, but as a family and individually we’re beginning to feel like there’s oxygen coming back into our lungs. My wife talks about it in terms of being in a forest for the last several years; in a very dense, dark forest. It’s only been recently that we started to feel like God is standing on the edge of that forest saying, ‘I want to bring you out of the forest, and your daughter is ahead of you. She’s a greater part of your future than she is of your past. And I’m leading you out, I’m leading you into this new place.’ It’s a new beginning for us and I really felt like I wanted to say that.”

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