The Generous Mr. Lovewell

The Generous Mr. Lovewell

by MercyMeMercyMe


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If you only know MercyMe for their 2001 ubiquitous AC crossover hit "I Can Only Imagine," you've missed out on some of the Christian genre's most accessible and well-known hits -- which means you might not fully appreciate the full artistic statement that the band makes on The Generous Mr. Lovewell, a daring reinvention that drove the band far outside its comfort zone and sparked a national social trend in the process. Lovewell is the name of the band's pseudo-character who wakes up each morning determined to change the world through small acts of kindness. The concept may seem simple, but the band's collaboration with Brown Bannister and Dan Muckala delivers the messages with authenticity and contemporary new sounds that make it perfectly believable to envision a world in which Lovewell's considerate and genuine actions are manifest in the lives of real everyday people. And wouldn't you know it, in the age of Facebook and Twitter that's exactly what happened. Through a series of tweets and Facebook fan messages prior to the album's release in May 2010, the fictional Lovewell inspired thousands of listeners to spread everyday kindness. This social revolution is the album's true heart. Yes, for the first time the band outgrew its hot AC shell and crafted meaningful dancehall fodder and alternative rock. "This Life" and "Move" are as relevant as anything MercyMe have ever done, and the title track is a Sgt. Pepper-ish departure from anything the band has ever done as well. But the fact that the album's message motivated true Christian behavior from its Christian listeners will always be Mr. Lovewell's ultimate legacy. Artistically and lyrically, MercyMe finally created the songs that have long been written on their hearts -- those of true believers.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/30/2017
Label: Fair Trade Services
UPC: 0000768481325
catalogNumber: 84813
Rank: 150457


  1. This Life
  2. The Generous Mr. Lovewell
  3. Move
  4. Crazy Enough
  5. All of Creation
  6. Beautiful
  7. Back to You
  8. Only You Remain
  9. Free
  10. Won't You Be My Love
  11. This So Called Love

Album Credits

Performance Credits

MercyMe   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Barry Graul   Group Member
Dan Muckala   Background Vocals
Thad Cockrell   Background Vocals
Nathan Cochran   Group Member
Mike Scheuchzer   Group Member
Bart Millard   Group Member
Robby Shaffer   Group Member
Chuck Butler   Musician
Dan Ostebo   Background Vocals
Josh Havens   Background Vocals
Matt Fuqua   Background Vocals
Adam Lester   Musician
Ellie Holcomb   Background Vocals
Carly Bannister   Background Vocals
Jim Bryson   Group Member

Technical Credits

Brown Bannister   Composer,Producer,overdub engineer
Steve Bishir   Engineer
F. Reid Shippen   Engineer
Dan Muckala   Composer,Programming,Producer,overdub engineer
Thad Cockrell   Composer
MercyMe   Composer
Bart Millard   Composer
Jason Ingram   Composer
Daniel Martin   Casting
Nick Kish   Composer
Danielle Kelley   Casting
Brody Harper   Art Direction,Cover Design
Kristin Weidemann   Artwork
Billy Whittington   overdub engineer
Jim Bryson   Casting

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