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Friday 15th March 2013

Sandra McCracken wowing critics with 'Desire Like Dynamite'

AMERICANA and folk singer/songwriter Sandra McCracken has been picking up rave reviews for her new independent album 'Desire Like Dynamite'. The album was produced by husband musician Derek Webb in his Nashville-based studio. Writing about the song "Dynamite" Christianity Today wrote, "McCracken mingles images of environmental destruction ('Lying in the trees I could hear the axe machines that were ringing') and her independent daughter ('I had a child and her spirit was like wild horses running'). The lyrical crux of the song is a perfect example of McCracken's knack for summing up spiritual truths in a poetic statement that's as simple as it is profound: 'To bend the will you first must change the heart.' It's a truth communicated so beautifully that the song itself, if you let it, can change your heart. And that is music's highest calling." CR

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