Sandi Patty - Artist Of My Soul

Sunday 1st February 1998
Sandi Patty - Artist Of My Soul
Sandi Patty - Artist Of My Soul

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 2141-215
LABEL: Word 7019911609
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RRP: £11.22


Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Sandi received a great deal of criticism over the past few years about the inconsistencies between her public image and private life. But now happily and newly married (and slimmed down!), the award-winning queen of gospel MOR has come back with a strong new album. Her particular brand of inspirational music is still a very American musical experience and certainly not to every taste but here the lush arrangements are a little less overblown than previous offerings and therefore a little more appealing. As you'd imagine, after the struggle of a very public marriage break up and divorce, the songs are very much concerned with love, mercy and grace. The title song is a prayer for God to mould her life; "Breathe On Me" is destined to be the best known here because it's on the WOW "98 compilation but isn't necessarily the best cut here. The poppy gospel flavourings of "You Alone" and the gentle wonder of "Speechless" are high points. Overall, definitely inspiring, well produced with some excellent songs and if you like your pop music easy on the ear, this is for you.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Artist Of My Soul [Listen]
2. Always [Listen]
3. Breathe On Me [Listen]
4. You Love Me [Listen]
5. You Set Me Free [Listen]
6. Birds Still Dance [Listen]
7. You Alone [Listen]
8. Speechless [Listen]
9. I Will Sing The Wondrous Story [Listen]
10. Come To Me [Listen]
11. Doxology [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Don in state of Delaware @ 23:51 on May 20 2010

The first time that I heard about this cd was on tv. Sandi performed a song live with just a piano;the song was "Set Me Free". I luv "Breathe on Me" and Artist of my Soul", I really connect with these 2. The songs on this cd are crafted beautifully; esp. "The Birds Still Dance". This cd tops a lot of her older recordings, and you do not hear the opera style singing: and I don't believe it would fit any of the songs. Sandi sings these songs so beautifully,as they were intended to be sung. GOD Bless! -Don



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