Bryan Duncan – Mercy – 1992

To say this was a successful album is an understatement as it had 2 #1 hits and 4 #2 hits. Yet it did not get a Grammy or Dove award nomination. Until the end of time I will never ever understand the Christian Music industry. When 60% of an album goes to #2 or #1 it obviously should have been in the running. Furthermore the best track on the album, “Five Smooth Stones”, a duet with Crystal Lewis, wasn’t even released as a single. I am again left speechless by the industry. Anyway, the album has a few tracks where we get to hear that big band sound that Bryan loved and perfected and other than that we have some very solid pop tracks. I feel the album leans a little more to the ballads than his previous ones but it’s not a problem. This is a great album and several tracks are on my regular rotation.

1 – Mercy Me (Love Is My Responsibility) – 3:17
2 – Step By Step – 4:41
3 – Into My Heart – 3:55
4 – You Don’t Leave Me Lonely – 3:59
5 – When It Comes To Love – 5:58
6 – Looks A Lot Like Me – 3:45
7 – Love Takes Time – 3:51
8 – Faithful To You – 5:04
9 – I’ll Not Forget You – 4:27
10 – Five Smooth Stones – 3:31

Arranged By, Keyboards [Arranged By] – Michael Omartian, Peter Wolf, Robbie Buchanan
Art Direction – Diana Barnes
Backing Vocals – Alexis England, Darrell Brown, David Pack, David Robertson, Diana DeWitt, Gene Miller, Leslie Smith, Suzie Benson, Tom Burns
Bass – Neil Stubenhaus
Brass – Bill Reichenbach, Dan Higgins, Gary Grant, Jerry Hey
Design – Larry Vigon, Rowena Rivera Curtis
Drums – John Robinson
Engineer – Mike Mierau
Engineer [2nd] – Slamm Andrews
Engineer [Additional] – Al Phillips, Paul Erickson, Terry Christian
Guitar – Glenn Pearce, Paul Jackson Jr.
Mastered By – Steve Hall
Mixed By – Daren Klein
Organ [B-3], Keyboards [Additional] – Alan Pasqua
Percussion – Mike Fisher
Photography By – Denise Milford
Producer – Dan Posthuma

Companies, etc.
Recorded At – Embassy Studios, Simi Valley, CA
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Word, Inc.
Copyright © – Word, Inc.
Manufactured By – Word, Inc.
Distributed By – Word, Inc.
Distributed By – Word Communications Ltd.
Distributed By – Word (Uk) Ltd.
Recorded At – Soundhouse Studios
Recorded At – Bunny Hop Studios
Recorded At – Ocean Studios
Recorded At – Mama Jo’s
Recorded At – Hollywood Sound Recorders
Recorded At – Pack’s Place
Mixed At – Westlake Studios
Mastered At – Future Disc
Glass Mastered At – Nimbus

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Author: Ray Mansfield

One of the founding cowboys of Real 80s CCM. Been listening to this stuff since 1978.

One thought on “Bryan Duncan – Mercy – 1992”

  1. This was probably my favorite album of 1992. I remember it was the first CD I ever bought and I listened to it nonstop. Peak Bryan Duncan for me.

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