Amy Grant - Amy Grant (re-issue)

Published Tuesday 20th May 2008
Amy Grant - Amy Grant (re-issue)
Amy Grant - Amy Grant (re-issue)

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 29255-13673
LABEL: Sparrow 094639678525
RELEASE DATE: 2007-09-07
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

A bit of CCM history, this one. At the age of 15 Amy was signed to Word Records and this, her debut, was released in 1977. Produced by Chris Christian at this Home Sweet Home studio this went on to sell 50,000 copies in the first year of release (a big sale in Christian music for the time). Songs like "Old Man's Rubble" and "What A Difference You've Made In My Life" and "Beautiful Music" have a certain sugar coated charm and certainly Amy shows considerable vocal confidence for one so young. However, as this re-mastered re-issue demonstrates not all the songs she was recording back then stand up to close scrutiny while some of the arrangements have dated badly. But that's history for you.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Diane Stranz in TX @ 15:51 on Jun 23 2018

I obtained a cassette tape version of this album when it was reissued in 1980: I was a practicing Catholic, about to be a senior in high school, but my personal relationship with God was more important to me than the denomination into which I was born (Catholicism), and the songs of this album were INCREDIBLY meaningful to me. I still have a copy of this album on CD, and though I don't often listen to it, when I do I still find meaning in the music.

Posted by Don in state of Delaware @ 17:48 on May 19 2010

I have this on original vinyl and cd; luv it! "Old Man's Rubble" and "FATHER" were the first 2 songs that I heard on ccm radio from this album. The songs on this album I consider to be basic and simple; tho the 2 songs I mentioned afore stand out. "What A Difference YOU'VE Made" could've been played on pop stations as Ronnie Milsaps vers. was also played on them. Amy's vocal style has developed since this album; she puts that certain edge on the line of a song, or certain words. The Myrrh label opened up a jewel box when they signed Amy to their label;this first lp of hers let the world know, that Amy Grant can sing!! Amy has become a household name without even trying; like she sings "Count Your Blessings". I believe the world is a better place because of Amy and her gift of music. GOD Bless! -Don

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