Turning is the
title of the fourth album by Leslie Phillips (later re-released
in 1997 under the name of Sam Phillips), originally released
in 1987 on Myrrh Records.
album marks the first time that Phillips worked with producer
T Bone Burnett. The two would marry not long after the release
of this album and Burnett would go on to produce more albums
for the singer. The Turning stands out as a turning point in
Phillips' career as a singer and songwriter; on one side, the
cheerful, upbeat pop-rock albums that she recorded in the early
1980s, and, on the other, the quirky 60's music influenced rock
and folk albums, with a much darker and more poetic tone lyrically.
Most critics would agree that Phillips' songwriting abilities
grew by leaps and bounds beginning with The Turning. Others
might even say that this album was a pinnacle that has yet to
be topped by the artist.
album was listed at #8 in the book CCM Presents: The 100 Greatest
Albums in Christian Music (Harvest House Publishers, 2001) -
Read More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Turning
Listing: All songs written by Sam Phillips, except where noted.
"River of Love" (Phillips/Burnett)
Is Not Lost"
"Libera Me" (Burnett)
"Answers Don't Come Easy"
"God Is Watching You" (Burnett)