Jamie Owens - Growing Pains

Jamie Owens - Growing Pains
Jamie Owens - Growing Pains

STYLE: Jesus Music
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 21917-18473
LABEL: Light LSX7027
FORMAT: 12 inch vinyl Album

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

In the early '70s, one of the pioneers of contemporary Christian music was Jimmy Owens who wrote church musicals that signalled the first acceptance of Christian pop music in the wider church. Jamie is his daughter and this album from 1975 was her second and features what is probably her most famous song, "The Victor" which was also cut by Keith Green. Jamie's clear voice has the purity of a folk singer and before the arrival of Amy Grant she could lay claim to the status as Christendom's best loved female singer. 'Growing Pains' is very much of its time with a production and instrumentation akin to the recordings of Keith Green in that era. Standouts include "My Jesus I Love Thee" and "I've Never Had To Go This Far Before", with the latter sounding like a prototype of the sound that Green would create on his early albums.

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Posted by Etsename Louis Emma in United Kingdom @ 21:29 on Mar 15 2012

"lift your wary head my child and fly away with me, to a place that you dreamed before but never thought you'll see.........." thirty five years later and the sensations i felt those days are still consistent. those were the songs that shaped our youth, what we hear now (christain/secular) are truly "postmodernist" today, God help us.

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