STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 4116-5152 LABEL: Metro One 080688448325 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £4.99
Reviewed by Tim Holden
Crystal Lewis has been around for a long while - 10 albums worth - though as the blurb with the CD says, she is one of the best kept secrets in the Christian music business. Much as I hate describing one artist by comparing them with another, it helps to get the feel of this album over to describe Crystal Lewis as Whitney Houston meets Amy Grant. The album has a strong American gospel/pop feel to it and is wonderfully well produced. There really is not one bad track here at all. The only weakness to my taste is the very American rendition of "The Lion And The Lamb". However, the high points of this album far outweigh this. The wonderful pop song, "It's Heaven", could hold its own in the charts and the closing track, "Healing Oil", is one of the most haunting songs I've heard in years, dealing as it does with the feelings of a dying person. If you are looking for something to hold its own against chart material, this is the album.
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