Amy Grant - Authentic Classics: Age To Age

Published Friday 22nd June 2007
Amy Grant - Authentic Classics: Age To Age
Amy Grant - Authentic Classics: Age To Age

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 13669-12770
LABEL: Myrrh MYRCD6697
RELEASE DATE: 2005-09-30
RRP: £10.20

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

For once the "classic" tag is deserved. This concoction of soft pop CCM may not be Amy's best album (1984's 'Straight Ahead' has that distinction) but this is still a milestone album of inspirational pop with one or to worship classics thrown in ("Sing To The Lord" penned by Rich Mullins and "El Shaddai" written by Michael Card and John Thompson). It is of course Amy's haunting rendition of "El Shaddai" which is the standout track on this album and is a rare example of a cover improving significantly on the original. Elsewhere, "I Have Decided" showed the first signs that Amy could convincingly do pop rock which she was later to explore during the 'Unguarded' era while the simple ballad "I Love A Lonely Day", written by her then husband Gary Chapman and Michael W Smith (who plays piano on the track), is an understated gem. 'Age To Age' was the first CCM album to go platinum (a million sales) and no doubt even as I write EMI CMG are planning some kind of special edition.

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