A Really Messed Up Track Listing

Here’s another entry from the “How in the world did this happen, and why was it never corrected” Department:

In continuing to work on digitizing my CD collection for the iPod, let’s consider the case of one Hallelujah Live, recorded by The Nelons and released by Chapel in 1995.  By the way, the CD itself is great, so don’t take this as a knock on the actual recorded music.

Here is the track listing according to the CD and CD insert:

  1. Holy Is Thy Name
  2. Triumphantly, He Shall Return
  3. You’ve Gotta Walk That Lonesome Road
  4. I’m Gonna Praise The Lord
  5. I’ve Won
  6. Hallelujah
  7. That’s Enough
  8. Walk Right Out Of This Valley
  9. Goodbye World Goodbye
  10. Hold To God’s Unchanging Hand
  11. Revival In The Land

Problem #1:  There are 12 tracks on the disc.  The discrepancy is due to the fact that the spoken introduction to “I’ve Won” is split off into a separate track, which is inserted in the Amazon.com MP3 download section by inserting said track before the song.

Problem #2:  Even when accounting for the spoken introduction, the song listing is nowhere near correct.  Every other place I saw this mentioned online (excepting the iTunes store, I can’t access it here at the office, but I’d imagine the track list is the same as Amazon) used either the 11 track or the Amazon 12 track (with intro track added) listing.  They’re wrong.

Here is the correct track listing for the CD.

  1. Holy Is Thy Name
  2. You’ve Gotta Walk That Lonesome Road
  3. Triumphantly, He Shall Return
  4. I’m Gonna Praise The Lord
  5. I’ve Won Introduction
  6. I’ve Won
  7. Walk Right Out Of This Valley
  8. Goodbye World Goodbye
  9. That’s Enough
  10. Hold To God’s Unchanging Hand
  11. Hallelujah
  12. Revival In The Land

How did this get so messed up?  It wasn’t just a simple two tracks getting switched, but the listing is significantly different than the actual song sequence.  Does anyone know of another recording where the tracklisting was mangled so badly, and perpetuated to such an extent?  Was there ever a corrected version issued?

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

3 Responses to A Really Messed Up Track Listing

  1. Kyle says:

    The GVB’s “A Few Good Men” listed the songs in alphabetical order, then said “see label for sequence.” I think I’ve seen some Gold City CD’s from the late 80′ or early 90’s that did the same thing, saying “see label for sequence.”

  2. Andrew S. says:

    If I remember right, the Greenes’ 2006 album, “God Is a Good God” didn’t have all of the tracks in the correct order. Kinda makes you wonder what happened with the producer and photo/cover coordination.

  3. Todd24089 says:

    I purchased “Southern Gospel Decade” by Karen Peck and New River as an MP3 download from Amazon.com. If I recall correctly I do not believe any of the tracks were in the listed order and the mp3 tags were all incorrect. Amazon was prompt and courteous in handling the matter and compensated me for the inconvenience.

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