STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 155845-22950 LABEL: Sparrow 0602547013026 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2015-04-13 RRP: £13.00
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
The era when Amy Grant was the acknowledged queen of Christian music has of course now passed and the singer and mum now enjoys a much more relaxed recording and touring schedule. This set compiled under the auspices of the American retail chain Crackerbarrel Family Stores brings together Amy's renditions of timeless hymns such as "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee", "It Is Well With My Soul", "Softly And Tenderly" and many others. Amy's voice is, of course, faultless and remains one of the most distinctive sounds in modern pop music while the arrangements, veering towards a pop country sound and only occasionally teetering into string-filled MOR, are often imaginative. But so that this set will also attract long term Amy devotees who have all or most of these renditions on other albums, 'Be Still And Know' also offers two new recordings produced by husband Vince Gill. The title track has always been a lovely hymn and as expected Amy sings it well while "Power In The Blood", though not quite as successful musically, has an inspiring lyric. All in all then there's good stuff here though it's a little ironic that the greatest track, Michael Card's "El Shaddai", stretches back to 1982.
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Six-time GRAMMY® Award winner Amy Grant teamed up with her country superstar husband, Vince Gill, for the release of Be Still And Know...Hymns & Faith.
The album features several tracks from previously released projects Legacy...Hymns & Faith and Rock of Ages...Hymns & Faith, which have sold more than 800,000 copies combined. The April release will include
two newly-recorded songs produced by Gill: “Power In The Blood” and “Be Still And