- Released: January 26, 1999
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
There are two limited edition versions of DESTINY, each with its own cover art and bonus track (one contains a live version of "The Rainbow Connection" while the other features a live version of "Angel Eyes").
Personnel: Jim Brickman (piano); Bill Sample (conductor); Dane DeViller (guitar, programming); Bruce Upchurch (guitar); Ondive Young (violin, viola); Martin Tillman, Richard Dodd (cello); Herb Alpert (trumpet); David Grow, Marilyn Harris (keyboards); Mark Wolfram (synthesizer); Brian Newcombe (bass); Sean Hosein (programming); Family (background vocals); Michael W. Smith, Carly Simon, Martin Tillman, Jordan Hill, Pam Tillis, Billy Porter, Michelle Wright.
Producers include: Jim Brickman, Bruce Upchurch, David Pringle, David Grow, Dane DeViler.
Engineers include: Jim Brickman, Eddie King, Tina Morris.
All tracks have been digitally mastered using HDCD technology.
Jim Brickman's wonderfully romantic compositions have touched many over the years, resulting in success in various genres. His recordings have charted in adult contemporary and smooth jazz formats as well as making inroads to country and pop playlists. He is a composer, performer, and pianist extraordinaire and has recorded with the likes of Martina McBride, Collin Raye and Kenny Loggins.
DESTINY has a bright feel and hopeful vibe. Brickman's formidable piano playing touches the soul, and he has once again aligned himself with the music's top names. "Rendezvous" is a perky number featuring Herb Alpert on trumpet. Solo piano ballads such as "Part Of My Heart," "Crossroads" and "Remembrance" are warm and tender, and Brickman's approach is simple yet expressive. Carly Simon joins Jim on "Hush Li'l Baby," another interpretation of the lullaby that provided her smash hit "Mockingbird." "Love Of My Life" is a candidate for wedding song of the year, and features the vocal talents of Michael W. Smith.