Now & Then
The three-year gap between All Things New and This Moment was the longest space between studio albums for seasoned CCM singer Steven Curtis Chapman. Now and Then filled that gap, at least temporarily, by packaging together All Things New with his 1997 Greatest Hits collection. The pair makes an ample introduction to his earlier works, though fans may have seen it as a holding pattern. Still, one is hard-pressed to argue the quality and popularity of the material. This collection was not meant as a second greatest-hits package; after all, it doesn't represent the highly prolific and creative Speechless period. What can be observed by listening to these two albums back to back is a career that never had a weak point, never disappointed, and never failed to set the trends for contemporary Christian music.