Amy Grant has announced that she will be releasing a 'new' album In Motion: The Remixes that will be available on August 19 from Sparrow Records.
In Motion was Grant's break-out album that introduced her to the mainstream music world with her massive radio hit "Baby, Baby". Now, the songs on her iconic album will be newly edited for the singer's first-ever album of remixes also including the hits "That's What Love Is For" and "Every Heartbeat."
"I never could have anticipated that these songs from an earlier chapter in my life could be filled with such renewed energy and fresh production," Grant said.
The producers for the new remix album include Chris Cox, Tony Moran, Moto Blanco, 7th Heaven and Dave Aude, who took on "Baby, Baby," Grant's signature pop hit. DJ and remixer Dave Audé said, "Remixing 'Baby, Baby' has definitely been one of the highlights of my career."
"I am humbled and honored that these amazingly talented producers have leant their gifts to my songs," Grant said. "They have given me reason to want to get up and dance again!"
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That's What Love Is For (Amy Grant Featuring Chris Cox) Radio Edit
Stay For Awhile (Amy Grant Featuring Tony Moran and Warren Rigg) Radio Mix
You're Not Alone (Amy Grant Featuring Guy Scheiman) Radio Edit
Every Heartbeat (Amy Grant Featuring Moto Blanco) Radio Edit
Better Than A Hallelujah (Amy Grant Featuring Mark Picchiotti) Gospel Radio Edit
Find A Way (Amy Grant Featuring Ralphi Rosario) Big Room Radio Edit
Baby, Baby (Amy Grant Featuring Dave Aude) Radio Edit
Say Once More (Amy Grant Featuring Hex Hector) Radio Edit
Out In The Open (Amy Grant Featuring 7th Heaven) Radio Edit **Digital version bonus track
BONUS MIX: Stay For A While (Amy Grant Featuring Tony Moran) DESTINATION Mixshow Edit
BONUS MIX: Mega Mix (Amy Grant Featuring DJ Andy 7th Heaven)
Revisiting The Classics| Posted July 21, 2014
A music icon for decades now, Amy Grant paved the way for many pop artists in Christian music today. Her beautiful voice and passion for what she sang made her a stand-out favorite and continue to make her one of the brightest mainstays in the world of gospel music. Also achieving crossover success in mainstream and pop radio, Amy's music has been heard by millions.
On August 19th, Grant will release the first remix album of her career. She says it's somewhat of a surprise to hear these older songs with a "renewed energy and fresh production."
She starts off the album with a classic that speaks of the power of love, accurately titled "That's What Love Is For." Taking us back to the beginning of her career, the 80's track "Stay For Awhile" and the encouraging "You're Not Alone" make the cut of favorites found in this collection. Also included are the wildly successful "Baby Baby," inspired by her daughter, and the followup mainstream pick "Every Heartbeat."
One of Grant's more recent hits, "Better Than A Hallelujah," makes a revamped appearance on the record, giving it a wide timeline of song selections. Christian radio favorite "Say Once More" and the inspirational "Find A Way" both continue on the theme of love that we find in many of Amy's songs. These lead up to a bonus mix of "Stay For Awhile" and "Mega Mix" that close out the album on a high-energy note.
Closing Thoughts: In Motion: the Remixes served well the purpose of bringing back to life old favorites and putting a new perspective on the classics. Although classified as a dance/pop/electronic album, fans of Grant's music will enjoy these new takes. A remix album proved to be a stretch for her ballad-driven style, and while I felt there could have been more variation in the sonic landscape, it was a strong effort and a solid step in a new direction, proving Amy truly is one of the greats and can tackle anything put in front of her.