STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 113251-18321 LABEL: Word 080688820121 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2011-06-20 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Matt McChlery
It has been an amazing journey for the American singer/songwriter over the last decade and well worth a celebratory 'Best Of' release. First appearing on the Christian contemporary music scene in 2000, Mark has gone from strength to strength and this set demonstrates his ability as an excellent songwriter and story-teller who is able to weave moving narratives into his songs with an emotionally uplifting musical backdrop. Mark is still fairly unknown in the UK so for those who have not come across him before these 17 tracks clearly demonstrate Mark's strengths. "Letters From War" is about a praying mother for her son who has gone to fight for freedom and justice and evokes all her conflicting emotions; "Running Just To Catch Myself" is a light hearted, upbeat song about the busy-ness of modern day living; while "Walking Her Home" is a captivating story song.
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As one of Contemporary Christian Music’s most recognisable voices, Mark Schultz has provided us with over a decade of hits.
Known for his heart gripping ballads like He’s My Son, Letters From War, and Walking Her Home, as well as up-tempo favourites, Broken & Beautiful, and Running Just To Catch Myself, this 17 song collection, including one new Christmas tune, is a must own for fans of CCM’s most compelling story teller!