Hidden Gems: Perfect Heart – “Up There Somewhere”

This song came from 1995’s Sonlite release, On Time God.  I believe this was the first project with the lineup of Garry Sheppard – Tenor, Dale Shipley – Lead, Mark Lanier – Baritone, Mike Presnell – Bass, and Jeff Stice – Piano.  This is a tender, almost pop sounding ballad that makes you think of “Somewhere Out There”, the pop song from the movie An American Tail.  This song has a little bit of a similar musical feel to it, as well as the similarity in the title.  Garry Sheppard sings the lead on the song, and though I’ve never been much of a Garry Sheppard fan, he does a fantastic job on this beautiful song.  Sheppard sings the verses solo, then the rest of the group joins on the choruses in some of the highest harmony you’ll ever hear on a Perfect Heart recording.  The harmonies are gorgeous, with a nice tag that contains some incredible chord changes.  This is simply one of the most beautiful songs that Perfect Heart ever recorded.  If you’ve got a copy of this, pull it out and give it a listen.  As this was on Sonlite, I’d love to see Crossroads rerelease this album digitally.

About Wes Burke
I'm a .NET developer and Southern Gospel music fan. Married with a wonderful family.

3 Responses to Hidden Gems: Perfect Heart – “Up There Somewhere”

  1. danieljosiahmount says:

    Is this the same song the Booth Brothers just cut?

  2. burkesbrainwork says:

    Yes it is. That’s what reminded me of it.

  3. bfuson0384 says:

    My parents followed Perfect Heart all over Michigan when I was growing, This is one of my favorite songs they did, and its one of their best albums also.

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