Amy Grant - Lead Me On (20th Anniversary Edition)

Published Friday 26th September 2008
Amy Grant - Lead Me On (20th Anniversary Edition)
Amy Grant - Lead Me On (20th Anniversary Edition)

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 47092-14486
LABEL: Sparrow 5099952221729
RELEASE DATE: 2008-07-04
RRP: £13.00

Reviewed by Niall Dunne

For some the name Amy Grant might bring to mind cheesy pop and bad Joni Mitchell covers. Well for this reviewer it did, but change is on the horizon. Listening to 'Lead Me On' and realising it's 20 years old is shocking. The high production stands the test of time. Sure, there is the odd dodgy guitar lick and cheesy lyric - but it was the '80s! What really shines through is the quality of the songwriting. Tracks like "Lead Me On" and "Faithless Heart" create an atmosphere that can only be achieved by a good melody. "What About The Love" brings a message that we need today, talking about the things we do in church life or in other aspects of life needing to be done with love. This is a reminder of the power of music. A theme seems to have a different kind of power when it's backed by good music. In amongst the stadium sized sound are some powerful and intimate songs such as "If These Walls Could Speak" and "Say Once More". It's particularly noticeable on these tracks what a great voice Amy Grant has. It's an impressive album, even by today's standards, and well worth a listen.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Don in state of Delaware @ 17:31 on Oct 20 2014

Top rated CCM album/cd for 1988 as well as Amy voted as CCM top artist for the 80's decade. From
August 1988 to the end of 1989, til March 1989, this
album/cd was #1. Way to go Amy!! 20 years after
it's debut on charts, a 20th Anniversary is issued.
This is definitely a collector's copy for anyone who
saw her perform during "Lead Me On" Tour in 1989.
Superb live recordings of "Lead Me On" that outshines the 2006 live cut. along with "Shadows".
The NEW acoustic recordings leave less appeal. though I did like "Lead Me On".
The newly remastered "Lead Me On" album/cd is
great! The opening # "1974" is so crisp and clear.
"What About the Love", title track, "Saved by Love",
& "Shadows" will always be top favorites.
Amy has released 3 new great cds within 1 year; in
late October 2007 we saw the arrival of another
Greatest Hits, June 2008 this 2 cd set, and in mid
October 2008 a new Christmas Collection.
God bless Amy! THANK YOU! - Don

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