Calm Before the Storm (Paul Brandt album)

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Calm Before the Storm
Studio album by Paul Brandt
Released June 11, 1996
Recorded 1995-1996
Genre Country
Length 33:45
Label Reprise
Producer Josh Leo
Paul Brandt chronology
Calm Before the Storm
Outside the Frame
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Calm Before the Storm is the debut album of Canadian country music artist Paul Brandt, released in 1996 on Reprise Records. The album has been certified 3× Platinum by the CRIA and gold by the RIAA, and it is his most successful album in the United States. Its four singles — "My Heart Has a History", "I Do", "I Meant to Do That", and "Take It from Me" — were all Number One hits on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts. All four singles were Top 40 hits on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts, where they reached #5, #2, #39, and #38, respectively.

"Pass Me By (If You're Only Passing Through)" is a cover of a country standard which has been recorded by several artists, including Johnny Rodriguez, who released it as a single.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "My Heart Has a History" (Mark D. Sanders, Paul Brandt) - 3:22
  2. "Take It from Me" (Roy Hurd, Brandt) - 3:26
  3. "I Do (Robin's Song)" (Brandt) - 3:39
  4. "12 Step Recovery" (Rick Bowles, Josh Leo) - 3:22
  5. "I Meant to Do That" (Lynn Gillespie Chater, Kerry Chater, Brandt) - 3:28
  6. "One and Only One" (Bowles, Leo, Brandt) - 3:21
  7. "All Over Me" (Tracy Parker, Jimmy Wooten) - 3:04
  8. "Calm Before the Storm" (Brandt) - 3:31
  9. "On the Inside" (Brett Jones) - 3:27
  10. "Pass Me By (If You're Only Passing Through)" (Hillman Hall) - 3:05


Strings arranged by Carl Marsh.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
Canadian RPM Country Albums 1
Canadian RPM Top Albums 55
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 14
U.S. Billboard 200 102
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 1


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