Babbie Mason - Standing In The Gap

Tuesday 1st February 1994
Babbie Mason - Standing In The Gap
Babbie Mason - Standing In The Gap

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
LABEL: Word 70109384609

Reviewed by Chris Tozer

Here is an album that oozes with smooth vocals and sophisticated production in the style of Roberta Flack and Philip Bailey. It gets off to a brilliant start with Helen Baylor guesting on the title track. Song number two "Give Your Light Away" slows the pace down as we are reminded of God's faithfulness. If the lyrics weren't so good it would fit well in Cliff Richard's current repertoire. The rest of the album is all rather much-of-a-muchness - slick and cool and theologically correct. True, tracks like "God Is Good" are catchy and get your toes tapping. But, it has to be said that the one let down is the predictability of the tunes. Despite her reputation in the States as one of CCM's top composers, on this evidence Ms Mason is now resting on creative laurels. The lesson that needs to be learned is that sophistication; decent budget production values and top quality session men are all no substitute for originality.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Don in state of Delaware @ 20:02 on Dec 6 2010

I have this cd in my huge ccm collection; glad that I have it included. I had heard ccm radio play the title song "Standing in the Gap"; I was taken by the song!
2 other ccm artists join in the song, Helen Baylor and Cindy Morgan; their vocals really hi-lite the song:Babbie also wrote this wonderful song! I just luv the follow up song on cd "Give Your Light Away"; great song for Babbie to sing:and Babbie co-wrote this song. Other ccm artists have recorded songs by Babbie; GOD Bless you Babbie! - Don

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