Perennial CCM mainstay Steven Curtis Chapman recently capped a busy year highlighted by the release of his gold-selling Declaration, and an emotional tour featuring the reunion of Steve Saint and Mincaye, the native who martyred Steve's father.
Currently, Steven is wrapping up his newest project, All About Love, a thematic celebration of the journey of relationships. The album is a passionate challenge to Christians: love others from an overflow of the love we have received from a God whose love is perfection personified. Contains fifteen songs: twelve new songs, and three covers (including "500 Miles", originally recorded by The Proclaimers and an updated version of "I Will Be Here.")
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Return To Acoustic For A Great Love Fest| Posted January 29, 2008
Steven Curtis Chapman returned to the acoustic guitar on his eleventh studio recording (thirteenth overall) that is summed up best by the title, All About Love. With his wife of eighteen years, Mary Beth, providing inspiration, Steven's crafted a thematic album around the concept that we love God best when we love each other well. The sixteen tracks on this album passes the traditional love song by taking the next step to explore relationships and marriage in a Christian context. Lyrically, this album is beautifully written. Steven does a great job with balancing love and life with his faith as most evident in "How Do I Love Her," a song written to God thanking him for the gift of a wife but also questioning how to take care of that gift. Steven has also include two cover songs on this album, one well known and the other a personal favorite. "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" is a fun remake of the popular song by The Proclaimers. Steven adds his own syncopation to the rhythm that gives the song just enough to make it interesting again. The other remake, "I'll Take Care Of You," was recorded in 1984 by Ronnie Milsap and quickly became Steven and Mary Beth's "song." Although this is a very solid album, there are a few moments of distraction. The title track is too similar to past singles and "We Belong Together (Tarzan and Jane)" falls into the "silly love song" category, but thankfully, the other fourteen tracks on All About Love shine as new territory for this seasoned artist. The challenge is loud and clear on this album throughout every track, and it's something everyone can relate to. By comparing our love for others, (including our spouses), to the love God has for them places things in a whole new perspective. How often do we look at people and treat them exactly the way God would? A challenge indeed that will hopefully encourage us all to be better at the most powerful emotion of all: love.
awesome| Posted November 06, 2008
these are getting better and better!!!!!!!! he does well, and the lyrics and the mixed music goes well! i love stephen curtis chapman! he is a classic christian artist !
Best SCC Album!!!!!!!!!!!!!,| Posted October 28, 2008
I like some of SCC songs but this is by far his best album. It contains a lot of love songs that he sings to and about his wife. It just is a great love album for all of those not interested in the worlds point of view of love but a Godly point of view. I would recommend this to all of those in love or married who just need a great love album. Standout songs are "When Love Takes you In" "Youve Got ME" the cover song "Im gonna be (500 miles)" and "I will Be Here"
All about love| Posted August 25, 2008
i love the song "All about Love", but don`t really care for the rest (maybe beecause I`m not married-lol).I think it`s neat that he wrote a lot of the songs for his wife.