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Love Ran Red is the tenth studio album from contemporary Christian music artist Chris Tomlin.[1] Released on October 27, 2014 through sixstepsrecords the album was preceded by two singles, "Waterfall" and "Jesus Loves Me" and was produced by Ed Cash.

Love Ran Red
Love-Ran-Red Album.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 27, 2014
GenreContemporary Christian music, worship
Length48:58
Labelsixsteps
ProducerEd Cash
Chris Tomlin chronology
Burning Lights
(2013)
Love Ran Red
(2014)
Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship
(2015)
Singles from Love Ran Red
  1. "Waterfall"
    Released: May 13, 2014
  2. "Jesus Loves Me"
    Released: September 16, 2014
  3. "At the Cross (Love Ran Red)"
    Released: June 2, 2015

Contents

BackgroundEdit

Produced by Ed Cash, the album features the work of various songwriters. Matt Redman, Jonas Myrin, Ben Glover, Jason Ingram, Ben Fielding, Cash and Tomlin all contributed their abilities to the songs of the album.[2]

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [3]
CCM Magazine     [4]
Cross Rhythms          [5]
Indie Vision Music     [6]
Jesus Freak Hideout     [7]
New Release Tuesday     [8]
Worship Leader     [9]

Signifying in a four star review for CCM Magazine, Matt Conner citing, "Love Ran Red delivers once again with strong congregational offerings that are heartfelt and memorable".[4] Jeremy Armstrong of Worship Leader, in a three and a half star review, referencing it sounds like, " Very subtle EDM pop, Coldplay-esque emotive power and straight-to-the-heart worship production."[9] In imparting a three and a half star review for AllMusic, Timothy Monger, recognizing, "Love Ran Red, picks up where Burning Lights left off, delivering 12 more anthemic, guitar-driven songs of praise with huge uplifting choruses and inviting hooks that should please existing fans and attract new ones."[3] Reviewing the deluxe edition for Cross Rhythms, Chris Webb, in a seven out of ten review, observing, "Overall, 'Love Ran Red' is an accomplished album that will please many people and achieve its primary intention of providing the world Church with new material for congregational worship and the songs here are impeccably performed and produced."[5] Alex Caldwell, in a three and a half star review for Jesus Freak Hideout, remarking, "Love Ran Red is a solid entry in Chris Tomlin's growing body of work and an album that adeptly celebrates Jesus and His sacrifice."[7] Specifying in a four star review for New Release Tuesday, Sarah Fine writes, "Granted, while there is nothing about Love Ran Red that stands out as particularly groundbreaking, the material presented is incredibly rich and continues his ever evolving melodic experimentation... Love Ran Red will go down as yet another success in the Tomlin legacy and it is a much welcomed addition."[8] In a two star review for Indie Vision Music, Ian Zandi criticizing, "there is not much to like about it... Skip Tomlin this year and invest in something worthwhile."[6]

Awards and accoladesEdit

This album was No. 7 on the Worship Leader's Top 20 Albums of 2014 list.[10]

The song, "At the Cross (Love Ran Red)", was No. 14 on the Worship Leader's Top 20 Songs of 2014 list.[11]

The album received the 2015 Dove Award nomination for Praise and Worship Album of the Year.[citation needed]

At the 2016 Grammy Awards, the album was nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album.[12]

Track listingEdit

Standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Greater"Ben Fielding, Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Matt Redman4:34
2."Waterfall"Cash, Tomlin3:29
3."At the Cross (Love Ran Red)"Matt Armstrong, Cash, Tomlin, Redman, Jonas Myrin4:10
4."Jesus Loves Me"Ben Glover, Tomlin, Reuben Morgan3:31
5."Boundary Lines"Cash and Tomlin4:22
6."Almighty"Jared Anderson, Cash, Tomlin4:07
7."The Roar"Cash, Tomlin, Wayne Jolley3:40
8."Fear Not"Cash and Tomlin3:58
9."The Table"Cash, Tomlin, Jolley4:13
10."Psalm 100"Tomlin, Jason Ingram4:17
11."I Will Boast"Tomlin, Ingram4:36
12."Jesus, This Is You"Myrin4:01
Total length:48:58

PersonnelEdit

  • Chris Tomlin - lead vocals, keyboards, producer (acoustic tracks)
  • Ed Cash – producer, engineer, mixing (6, 9, 11, 13, 14), bass guitar, keyboards, programming, background vocals, bass guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Travis Nunn - drums
  • Paul Mabury - drums
  • Aaron Sterling - drums
  • Timmy Jones - drums
  • Steady Duncan - drums
  • Tony Lucido - bass guitar
  • Matthew Melton - bass guitar
  • Daniel Carson - electric guitar, acoustic guitar (acoustic tracks)
  • Hank Bentley - electric guitar
  • Chris LaCorte - electric guitar
  • Matt Gilder - keyboards, piano (acoustic tracks), Wurlitzer (acoustic tracks)
  • Jason Webb - keyboards
  • Solomon Olds - programming
  • David Garcia - programming
  • Jason Ingram - programming, background vocals
  • Mark Suhonen - programming
  • Brock Human - programming
  • Scott Cash - programming, assistant engineer
  • Mads Lundgaard - programming on "Jesus, This Is You"
  • Ellie Holcomb - background vocals, group singer
  • Jonas Myrin - background vocals
  • Carrolton Band - group singer
  • Mike Weaver - group singer
  • Phillip LaRue - group singer
  • Jon Bowen - group singer, assistant engineer
  • Brittany Hodges - group singer
  • Franni Cash - group singer
  • Martin Cash - group singer
  • NeeSmith - group singer
  • Brian - group singer
  • Kimberly Smith - group singer
  • Matt Gregor - group singer
  • Eric Uplinger - group singer
  • Michael Bare - group singer
  • Andrew Bergthold - group singer
  • Aaron Fairchild - group singer
  • Patrick Anderson - group singer
  • Brady Toops - group singer
  • Ryan Paul Hill - group vocals (acoustic tracks)
  • Chris Cooke - group vocals (acoustic tracks)
  • Jennifer Williams - group vocals (acoustic tracks)
  • Yanci - group vocals (acoustic tracks)
  • Louie Giglio – executive producer
  • Shelley Giglio – executive producer, art direction
  • Brad O'Donnell – executive producer
  • Joe Baldridge – engineer
  • Cody Norris - assistant engineer, mixing assistant (6, 9, 11, 13, 14)
  • Ryan McAdoo - assistant engineer
  • Mark Endert - mixing (1, 3, 4)
  • Doug Johnson - mixing assistant (1, 3, 4)
  • Serban Ghenea - mixing (2, 5)
  • John Hanes - mixing engineer (2, 5)
  • Mark Needham - mixing (7, 8, 10)
  • Ben O'Neill - mixing assistant (7, 8, 10)
  • F. Reid Shippen - mixing (12)
  • Paul "Paco" Cossette - mixing assistant (12)
  • Chad Cisneros - remixing and additional production (15)
  • Dave Reed - remixing and additional production (15)
  • Aaron Chafin - mixing assistant (16-18)
  • Ed's, Franklin, Tennessee – recording location, mixing location (6, 9, 11, 13, 14)
  • Indian River Studios, Merritt Island, Florida - mixing location (1, 3, 4)
  • MixStar Studios, Virginia Beach, Virginia - mixing location (2, 5)
  • The Ballroom Studio, Los Angeles, California - mixing location (7, 8, 10)
  • Robot Lemon, Nashville, Tennessee - mixing location (12)
  • Stephen Leiweke - mixing (16-18), drums (acoustic tracks), percussion (acoustic tracks), producer (acoustic tracks), recording engineer (acoustic tracks), acoustic guitar (acoustic tracks)
  • Yackland Studio, Nashville, Tennessee - mixing location (16-18), recording location (acoustic tracks)
  • Jess Chambers - A&R administration
  • Mike McCloskey - art direction
  • Leighton Ching - art direction
  • Leighton Ching, for sixsteps Design - design
  • Lee Steffen - photography

SinglesEdit

"Waterfall" is the first single off the album and has seen top 10 success on the charts.[15] Tomlin explains the inspiration for the song comes from two Psalms, 42:7 and 63 and the feel of the single was described as, "...your first love of God, the love of God just washing over you again..."[16]

The second single, "Jesus Loves Me", was released on September 16, 2014 and saw top 10 success on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs.[17] Tomlin performed the song live for the Air1 radio station.[18]

The third single and title track, "At the Cross (Love Ran Red)", was released on June 2, 2015.[19]

TourEdit

Tomlin announced a tour to accompany the album scheduled to take place in early 2015. Tomlin was joined by fellow artists Rend Collective and Tenth Avenue North.[20] Kicking off on February 18, 2015, the spring tour began in San Juan, Puerto Rico and see 33 U.S cities by its end.[21] Tomlin announced a second leg of the tour to take place in late 2015. The 21-city tour began in Nashville, Tennessee and end in Pittsburgh, PA, and will again include Rend Collective.[22][23]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Price, Deborah (November 12, 2014). "Exclusive: Christian Artist Chris Tomlin Performs Acoustic Versions of His Songs 'Waterfall' and 'Jesus Loves Me'". Billboard.
  2. ^ Yap, Timothy (September 17, 2014). "Chris Tomlin Reveals More Information to His Forthcoming Album "Love Ran Red"". Hallels.com. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Monger, Timothy. "Love Ran Red - Chris Tomlin". AllMusic. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Conner, Matt. "Chris Tomlin: Love Ran Red". CCM Magazine. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Webb, Chris. "Review: Love Ran Red Deluxe Edition - Chris Tomlin". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  6. ^ a b Ian, Zandi. "Chris Tomlin - Love Ran Red". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  7. ^ a b Caldwell, Alex. "Chris Tomlin, "Love Ran Red" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  8. ^ a b Fine, Sarah. "A Welcome Addition". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  9. ^ a b Armstrong, Jeremy. "Love Ran Red". Worship Leader. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  10. ^ Worship Leader. "Top 20 Albums of 2014". Worship Leader. p. 67. Retrieved August 11, 2015.
  11. ^ Worship Leader. "Top 20 Songs of 2014". Worship Leader. p. 64–5. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
  12. ^ "Awards". April 30, 2017. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  13. ^ "iTunes - Music - Love Ran Red (Deluxe Edition) by Chris Tomlin". iTunes. Retrieved May 29, 2015.
  14. ^ "Chris Tomlin - Love Ran Red (Deluxe Edition) - T... : Target". Target. Retrieved May 29, 2015.
  15. ^ "Chris Tomlin's new album set for 27th October". September 23, 2014. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  16. ^ "CHRIS TOMLIN - WATERFALL (STORY BEHIND THE SONG)". Retrieved October 21, 2014.
  17. ^ "Chris Tomlin Chart History - Hot Christian Songs". Billboard magazine. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  18. ^ Sarachick, Justin (September 29, 2014). "Chris Tomlin Performs 'Jesus Loves Me' Live at Air1 Radio; 'Love Ran Red' Album Releases October 27".
  19. ^ "R&R :: Going For Adds :: Christian AC". Radio & Records. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  20. ^ Sarachik, Justin (September 29, 2014). "Chris Tomlin Announces 'Love Ran Red' Tour for 2015 with Tenth Avenue North and Rend Collective [VIDEO]". BREATHEcast.com.
  21. ^ Sarachik, Justin (October 30, 2014). "Chris Tomlin's 'Love Ran Red' Continues to Impress as 'Jesus Loves Me' Reaches Top 10 [TOUR DATES]".
  22. ^ "Chris Tomlin's "Love Ran Red Tour" Raises More Than $700K to Fund Child Surgeries with CURE International". May 19, 2015.
  23. ^ Kilbane, Kevin (October 29, 2015). "Chris Tomlin to fill Fort Wayne's Memorial Coliseum with praise". The News-Sentinel. Retrieved November 2, 2015.