Bebo Norman - Big Blue Sky

Saturday 1st September 2001
Bebo Norman - Big Blue Sky
Bebo Norman - Big Blue Sky

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Essential 083061055028
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Lins Honeyman

This is Georgia-native Bebo Norman's second release on Essential, his third album in total, and it's a competent piece of work without touching the sublime heights of his acoustic-orientated second album. The album consists of a blend of relationship and spiritual songs and is produced by Ed Cash (Caedmon's Call) who has pushed barriers to deliver the creative finish these songs deserve. The more instrumentally-laden tracks "I Am", "You Surround Me" and the memorable title track sit comfortably with the acoustic tenderness of "Perhaps She'll Wait For Me" and Norman's throaty voice oozes warmth throughout. Spontaneous yet tight, simple but profound, there is more to come from this man.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. I Am [Listen]

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Product Description
With his passionate vocals and powerful writing style, Big Blue Sky features a mix of acoustic songs along with songs that are more layered and pop-oriented. Includes the hit 'I Am'.

Reader Comments

Posted by Don in state of Delaware @ 13:28 on May 28 2014

Another great ccm production by the talented
Ed Cash;he also provides awesome bgvs.
This cd was out for public sale by mid May 2001.
Nice acoustic sounds are heard right from the start of
first song "I Am". I love the even flow of "I Am", great chorus to sing along to. The songs contained on this cd unveil a true and honest heart towards
the Creator.
I totally love follow up "Cover Me" reminds me of verse in 2 Chronicles 2:6; God covers way beyond earth & sky. It's getting quite popular for ccm artists
to include a some type of lovesong for their spouse.
Bebo is no exception with "You Surround Me".
Nice flow of bgvs on "Sons & Daughters".
Bebo's song lyrics seem to say what many of us
have felt and thought.
"Break Me Through" loses the acoustic sound to
electronic keys; peace rings with this song.
Title song "Big Blue Sky" is another I fell in love with
at first listen; I believe ccm radio aired this song.
The song has hit written on it. wtg Bebo.
Awesome harmony vocals on "All That I Have Sown",
by top ccm millenium artist Jill Phillips & Julie Clark:
Beautiful piano by the talented Mark Stallings. I can-
not leave out the talented John Catchings on cello. This song captures, I simply love it, thanks Bebo.
"Where You Are" is a nice closer with just Bebo &
his guitar. The songs show the listener the more
mellower side to ccm.
The 40 year old Bebo has chosen to leave the ccm
music field and begin another direction in life.
Surely his song contributions will not be overlooked.
One can only hope for a return one day.
God Bless, Don

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