What a Wonderful World (Anne Murray album)

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What a Wonderful World
Studio album by Anne Murray
Released October 19, 1999 (1999-10-19)
Studio Metalworks Studios, Mississauga, ON
Genre Christian, country
Label Straightway Records
Producer Anne Murray
Tommy West
Anne Murray chronology
An Intimate Evening with Anne Murray
(1997)An Intimate Evening with Anne Murray1997
What a Wonderful World
What a Wonderful Christmas
(2001)What a Wonderful Christmas2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

What a Wonderful World is an album by Canadian artist Anne Murray. It was released by Straightway Records in October 1999. The disc hit #1 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart, her only #1 on any American album chart.

One of Anne's biggest-selling career albums, it was certified Platinum by the RIAA - her highest selling recording since 1981's Christmas Wishes.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
1."Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good"David Hanner3:24
2."Amazing Grace"John Newton3:36
3."Lean on Me"Bill Withers3:34
4."Just a Closer Walk With Thee/Take My Hand Lord Jesus"Traditional4:18
5."Let It Be"John Lennon, Paul McCartney3:29
6."Softly and Tenderly"Red Bailey, Jim Howell, Traditional4:06
7."Let There Be Love"Steven MacKinnon, Lionel Rand, Amy Sky3:38
8."I Believe in You"Bob Dylan, Frank Loesser4:45
9."It is No Secret"Stuart Hamblen3:37
10."What a Wonderful World"George Douglas, George David Weiss2:22
11."Peace in the Valley"Thomas A. Dorsey3:25
12."The Other Side"Joie Scott, Richard Wold4:09
13."The Old Rugged Cross"George Bennard, Traditional4:10
Disc 2
1."I Can See Clearly Now"Johnny Nash3:05
2."In the Garden"C. Austin Miles4:23
3."You've Got a Friend"Carole King4:37
4."Whispering Hope"Traditional4:30
5."Put a Little Love in Your Heart"Jackie DeShannon, Jimmy Holiday, Randy Myers2:51
6."How Great Thou Art"Stuart K. Hine3:39
7."Song of Bernadette"Leonard Cohen, Bill Elliott, Jennifer Warnes3:42
8."Elijah"Gene MacLellan, Rich Mullins3:45
9."Bridge over Troubled Water"Paul Simon4:31
10."If You See My Saviour"Thomas A. Dorsey3:43
11."Jacob's Ladder"Traditional4:17
12."Nearer, My God, to Thee"Traditional3:35
13."Lord's Prayer"Traditional2:14

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
Canadian RPM Country Albums 6
U.S. Billboard Top Christian Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 4
U.S. Billboard 200 38


  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "What a Wonderful World: 26 Inspirational Classics review". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "What a Wonderful World: 26 Inspirational Classics Charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 February 2011.