40 Acres (album)

40 Acres is the 1999 release from Caedmon's Call and made the band known to a wider, and even international, audience. The album explores the way God's redemption intersects with the places and ways people live their daily lives. The album was recorded at The Castle, Franklin, Tennessee with engineers Steve Bishir, Glenn Rosenstein, and Mike Purcell and mixed at East Iris Recording Studios - now known as House of Blues Nashville, Nashville, Tennessee with engineers David Leonard, Charlie Brocco, Mike Purcell, and Ed Szymczak. "There You Go" is on the Digital Praise PC game Guitar Praise.

40 Acres
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 13, 1999
RecordedCastle, Franklin, Tennessee
GenreRock music, Christian rock
ProducerGlenn Rosenstein
Caedmon's Call chronology
The Guild Collection Vol. 2
40 Acres
Long Line of Leavers

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [1]

Track listingEdit

1."There You Go"3:20
3."Shifting Sand"3:49
4."Faith My Eyes"4:41
5."Where I Began"3:42
6."Table for Two"3:34
7."Climb On (A Back That's Strong)" (Shawn Colvin cover)3:51
8."Petrified Heart"4:41
9."Somewhere North"5:31
10."Daring Daylight Escape"3:39
11."40 Acres"3:33


Band members
  • Cliff Young – lead vocals, acoustic rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Danielle Young – vocals, backing vocals
  • Garett Buell – percussion
  • Aric Nitzberg – bass guitar
  • Todd Bragg – drums
  • Randy Holsapple – Hammond B-3, accordion
  • Derek Webb – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals, backing vocals
Guest musicians
  • John Catchings – cello
  • Phil Madeira – accordion, lap steel
  • Keith Rodger – electric guitar
  • Matt Rollings – Hammond B-3, piano
  • Glenn Rosenstein – acoustic guitar, 12-string electric guitar, walkabout dulcimer
  • Blair Master – string arrangements
  • Nashville Recording Symphony – strings

Release detailsEdit

  • 1999, US, Essential Records 83061-0486-2, release date April 13, 1999, CD