Label: Rocketown Records
Arguably, Michael W. Smith's greatest strength is as a composer, so it's surprising that in his nearly 30-year career he's only released one instrumental album -- until now. Finally, more than 10 years after Freedom, Smith goes lyric-free once again. Taking a "go big or go home" approach, Smith recorded Glory with a 65-piece orchestra at London's famed AIR Studios. David Hamilton handled the arrangements for this larger-than-life collection of original music that includes standouts like "Atonement" and "Heroes." Don't miss the album closer, a moving instrumental version of "Agnus Dei."