Amy Grant - Heart In Motion

Monday 1st April 1991
Amy Grant - Heart In Motion
Amy Grant - Heart In Motion

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Myrrh MYRCD6907
RRP: £14.29

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Well fans you've'' waited. Here at last it is. The declared goal of the album was to catch the "good innocent fun of today's music" and with the help of producers Brown Bannister (four songs), Keith Thomas (two) and Michael Omartian (five) that's what Amy's done, no mean feet for a mother-of-two. There's little of the epic grandeur of 'Lean Me On' some of the tracks here are up tempo synth pop blubblers not dissimilar to the kind of light weight things a certain lady called Kylie offers us. Lyrics too, are often firmly in the "your love is so good to me" genre of standard banalities though "Baby Baby" turns out to be a song about siblings rather than big hunky babies. If all this sounds pretty disastrous you still have that delicious voice which sounds deep and assured even when gliding over the most obvious synth riff and several songs, a couple of ballads and three or four mid tempo numbers which manage to free themselves from the stifling confines of the perceived demands of Top 40 radio. The best of these "Ask Me" has a memorable chorus ("ask me how I know there's a God up in the heavens") which surges like the Amy of old and "You're Not Alone" (a Climie Fisher song) which increases its effect with every play, are one of those swelling production extravaganzas which is beginning to produce the same kind of goose pimples that "Lean On Me" did. Not a stone classic and her lyrics have slipped a bit but it's still a classy set.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Don in state of Delaware @ 21:43 on May 27 2010

Here it is!! Amy's second controverial album to amaze and shock some; her 1985 "Unguarded" was the first to spark controversy. I have this on vinyl and on cd. Only 3 songs can be considered ccm, "Ask Me", You're not Alone", and the last # "Hope Set High". And as if the songs were not enough to spark more controversy; the videos for the 4 pop tunes that open the album/cd only add to it. The album opens up with "Good for me", "Baby Baby",Every Heartbeat" and "That's what Love is for". I have talked to believers on this album/cd; they really like it. some like it better than her ccm records. I like them all!!
I luv the video vers. for the song "I will Remember You" (it was shot in Spain). "That's what Love is For" reminds us all, there is nothing that LOVE can't do!! So often, love is left out of the picture; we all say words that we don't mean. Amy has stood tall inspite of all the stones thrown her way; You have to admire her for that. This is a feel good album; the songs make you feel good; again Amy sings songs about life on this album: this is definitely her heart in motion. There is nothing bad about this album!
GOD Bless! - Don

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