Maurice Crane - Holy Intimacy

Monday 1st June 1998
Maurice Crane - Holy Intimacy
Maurice Crane - Holy Intimacy

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 11512-14111
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

An album that really lives up to its title. Maurice Crane creates an intimate atmosphere of worship whether on the slight up beat poppy stuff or his trademark reflective ballads. An MOR worship album that instead moves me to worship, as all worship albums should but few do! Crane hits it just right with some great songs at the start. "Here I Sit" is an invitation for God to Soften the heart and the Ian White style yearning pop of "Deep Calls To Deep" is compelling. The acoustic guitar and vocal title song is a gentle invitation to get close to God. It's quickly clear that this is a little special and although Maurice doesn't captivate me with every song, there's plenty here that hits home. "Long Forgotten" carries the same message as Morgan Cryar's UCB turntable hit "What Sin?" in an equally moving way. Musically, if you imagine something akin to Simon Goodall, Ian White, even a touch of Cliff but in an understated acoustic fashion, you'll be in the right frame. There are occasional tasty sax flourishes to embellish all of this and some nice Hammond on the stirring "Flow Mighty River" but it's songs like the simple ballad that connect most powerfully with me. Obviously on a tight budget, Maurice Crane, like his worship, has managed to soar above the constraints and produce something genuinely inspiring.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Tabytha Bryan in Steelton, PA @ 02:52 on Dec 10 2010

I got this tape from church, in all the moving that I have done I can not locate it. Was wondering how I could go about getting a new one?

Reply by chris in Lebanon @ 23:55 on May 20 2011

Have a copy of Holy Intimacy
Went to life center for quite some time

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Posted by Bradford J. Mahan in Chicago, Illinois @ 23:56 on Oct 27 2009

Maruice Crane, SP4 assigned to the 2nd Battlion, 87th Infintry in Mainz, Germany from 1984-86. I'am sure you'd remember me and Specialist Music. We spent alot of time together having a great time. Contact me if you'd like. It would be great to hear from you.


Posted by Dianne Lee South in lehighton Penna @ 05:15 on Nov 2 2008

I used to be Dianne Tiley, If you are the maruice crane who worked as a pharmacy tech in Harrisburg pa. congrats on the music I go into listening to christain music because of you, You were a great inspiration.

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