Kelly Willard - Lookin' Back '77-'86

Saturday 1st February 1992
Kelly Willard - Lookin' Back '77-'86
Kelly Willard - Lookin' Back '77-'86

STYLE: Jesus Music
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Maranatha! Music C08810D

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

For my money Kelly is one of the great voices of CCM and although her recordings are sometimes rather erratic and sometimes steeped in saccharine-sweet arrangements her pure-toned voice is always a delight. This is a compilation of 11 of Kelly's Maranatha! Music recordings made between 1977 and 1986. Occasionally, the quality of a song like her composition "Willing Heart" from 1981 or Harlen Rogers' "Message From A King" shine through, but again the pedestrian-plod of the production makes this a momento only for hard core Willard enthusiasts.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Don in State of Delaware @ 19:07 on Mar 24 2016

This is the collection that befittingly portrays the pure
and true essence of one of the sweetest voices ever
heard in CCM. A true pioneer that helped paved the
way and introduce the world to "JESUS music".
I just love the songs chosen, they draw the soul back
to that old familiar place of where life with God began.
We all know this collection would never be complete
without Kelly's masterpiece from 1984 "Nothing But the Blood/Washed in the Blood. I loved hearing these classic songs on cd, especially her very own
trademark song that introduced us to her in 1978,
another I so love, "Blame it on the One I Love".
"Thy Throne Oh God" is the perfect closer for this
10 song set. This is the cd to have or buy if you
have nothing by Kelly. We are so blessed by these
classic gems of CCM. Thank you Kelly, God Bless!

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