Above It All

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Above It All
Above It All by Phillips, Craig and Dean.jpg
Studio album by Phillips, Craig and Dean
Released November 10, 2014 (2014-11-10)
Genre CCM, worship
Length 39:04
Label Fair Trade Services
Producer Seth Mosley, Nathan Nockels
Phillips, Craig and Dean chronology
Breathe In
(2012)Breathe In2012
Above It All
(2014)

Above It All marks the thirteenth album from Phillips, Craig and Dean. Fair Trade Services released the project on November 10, 2014. Phillips, Craig and Dean worked with producers Seth Mosley and Nathan Nockels in the creation of this album.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
365 Days of Inspiring Media 4/5 stars[1]
CCM Magazine 4/5 stars[2]
Christian Music Review 4.3/5[3]
New Release Tuesday 4.5/5 stars[4]
The Phantom Tollbooth 3.5/5[5]
Worship Leader 3/5 stars[6]

Signaling in a four star review by CCM Magazine, Andy Argyrakis responds, "This thirteenth studio album once again features the trio’s signature harmonies over vertical lyrics, alongside some new-found electronic elements, which may seem out of character to more traditionally minded adult contemporary listeners, but never diminish these veteran singers’ seasoned abilities."[2] Adding a half star to her rating compared to the aforementioned, New Release Tuesday's Phronsie Howell recognizes, "Above It All is an excellent worship album, and I can see a few of the songs being brought into the music rotation of many churches."[4] Indicating in a three star review at Worship Leader, Barry Westman says, "a bit predictable".[6]

Joshua Andre, awarding the album four stars at 365 Days of Inspiring Media, writes, "Phillips, Craig And Dean have created a stellar and engaging album, as Above It All combines the energetic and enthusiastic heart for Jesus that each of the three vocalists have, a fresh and relevant musical sound, as well as the musical prowess of producer Seth Mosley."[1] Rating the album a 4.3 out of five for Christian Music Review, Laura Chambers says, "it doesn’t hurt that the melodies are appealing, and in, at least one case, groovy."[3] Michael Dalton, indicating in a 3.5 out of five review at The Phantom Tollbooth, replies, "This consistently sounds a triumphant note."[5]

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "What Hope Feels Like" Shawn Craig, Jason Ingram, Jonathan Smith 4:00
2. "High Above It All" John Farro, Sam Tinnesz 3:54
3. "Jesus, Only Jesus" Chris Tomlin, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill, Matt Redman, Nathan Nockels, Tony Wood 4:19
4. "Let It Be Known" Nick Herbert, Tim Hughes, Tom Smith 3:40
5. "Throne of Praise" Chris Lockwood, Krissy Nordhoff 3:31
6. "Voices from the Other Side" Randy Phillips, Matthew West 3:52
7. "Hope Has a Name" Craig, Jennie Lee Riddle, Travis Ryan 3:37
8. "Come as You Are" Dan Dean, Scott Krippayne 3:53
9. "If Not for Grace" Riddle, Dean, Devin Dean 4:04
10. "Join the Song" Phillips, West 4:14
Total length: 39:04

Personnel

  • Randy Phillips: lead vocals (2–6, 10), backing vocals
  • Shawn Craig: lead vocals (2, 3, 7), backing vocals
  • Dan Dean: lead vocals (1–5, 8, 9), backing vocals

Tracks #1, 2, 4–10

  • Produced by Seth Mosley
  • Engineered by Mike "X" O'Connor, Buckley Miller and Seth Mosley
  • Editing and Vocal Engineering: Mike "X" O'Connor and Jericho Scoggins
  • Mixed by Sean Moffitt
  • Recorded at Full Circle Music (Franklin, TN)
  • Mastered by Aya Merrill at Sterling Sound (New York, NY)
  • Production Coordination: Celi Mosley
  • Drums: Ben Phillips and Nick Buda
  • Percussion: Seth Mosley and Ben Phillips
  • Bass guitar: Tony Lucido and Eli Beard
  • Guitars: Mike Payne, Andrew DeRoberts and Seth Mosley
  • Keys, synth and B3 organ: Tim Lauer and Seth Mosley
  • Programming: Matt Stanfield and Seth Mosley
  • Background vocals: Seth Mosley, Tasha Leyton, Tyler George, Jordan George and Laura Cooksey

Track #3

  • Produced and Recorded by Nathan Nockles
  • Recorded at Berwick Lane (Atlanta, GA)
  • Drums recorded by Stephen Lewieke
  • Mixed by Neal Avron
  • Mastered by Tom Coyne at Sterling Sound (New York, NY)
  • Drums: Paul Mabury
  • Bass guitar: Chris Brink
  • Guitars, keyboards and programming: Nathan Nockles
  • Additional programming: Joe Thibideau

Production and design

  • A&R: James Rueger
  • Art Direction/Wardrobe: Dana Salsedo
  • Design: Josh Hailey for Mellowtown
  • Photography: Trey Hill
  • Hair/Make-up: Heather Spivey

Charts

Chart (2014) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[7] 198
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[8] 13

References

  1. ^ a b Andre, Joshua (November 11, 2014). "Phillips, Craig And Dean – Above It All". 365 Days of Inspiring Media. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Argyrakis, Andy. "Phillips, Craig & Dean: Above It All". CCM Magazine. Retrieved January 22, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Chambers, Laura (November 11, 2014). "Phillips, Craig & Dean 'Above It All'". Christian Music Review. Retrieved May 6, 2015. [dead link]
  4. ^ a b Howell, Phronsie. "Hard-hitting Worship". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved January 22, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Dalton, Michael (July 8, 2015). "Phillips, Craig & Dean – Above It All". The Phantom Tollbooth. Retrieved July 28, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Westman, Barry. "Phillips, Craig & Dean: Above It All". Worship Leader. p. 56. Retrieved August 11, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Phillips, Craig & Dean – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Phillips, Craig & Dean. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
  8. ^ "Phillips, Craig & Dean – Chart history" Billboard Christian Albums for Phillips, Craig & Dean. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
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