Mark Schultz - Stories & Songs

Saturday 1st May 2004
Mark Schultz - Stories & Songs
Mark Schultz - Stories & Songs

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Word 8862702
RELEASE DATE: 2003-12-05
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by David Faulkner

Big bucks do not always mean great art: take Celine Dion (please). But here we have a kitchen sink production from Brown Bannister allied to a team of crack Christian and secular sessioners to bring us a CD full of artistic and spiritual merit. Think Marc Cohn with a happy pill, Billy Joel without the gravely voice (“Just To Know You” even borrows from “Piano Man”), combined with a Michael W Smith sound. Schultz sings about a spirituality of grace for our marriages, careers, and bereavements. Just for once the Dove nominations are bang on the money here. As finely crafted and spiritually enriching as Nashville pop gets.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. You Are A Child Of Mine [Listen]
2. Everywhere [Listen]
3. Letters From War [Listen]
4. Do You Even Know Me Anymore [Listen]
5. Time That Is Left [Listen]
6. Running Just To Catch Myself [Listen]
7. It's Been A Long Time [Listen]
8. He Will Carry Me [Listen]
9. Just To Know You [Listen]
10. Closer To You [Listen]
11. Time That Is Left [Reprise] [Listen]

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