Steven Curtis Chapman - For The Sake Of The Call

Saturday 1st June 1991
Steven Curtis Chapman - For The Sake Of The Call
Steven Curtis Chapman - For The Sake Of The Call

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Sparrow SPD1258
RRP: £10.76

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

The only man who could give Michael W Smith a run for his money as America's most popular male pop gospel artist. Starting off with an anthemic mid tempo call to abandon everything "For The Sake Of The Call" the arrangement is an intriguing blend of Nashville's mass voice Christ Church Choir, stomping beat and some neat banjo work! But Steven's forte is haunting minor key songs which draw together threads of scriptural truth in well crafted songs usually with an acoustic underpinning and here, as on previous albums, we have what makes appealing undemanding music with some unquivocal truths expressed in the lyrics. It's a shame he had to pull out of his UK tour earlier this year, one day the word will get out in the UK about this man's gift.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Don in state of Delaware @ 21:49 on Sep 29 2010

What a fantastic follow up to his '89 release! The title opens up the cd song list. And, Wow!! what a song starter"For the Sake of the Call":great song Steven! I had also heard "Busy Man" play on ccm radio. When I played the cd at home, "When You Are a Soldier" grabbed my attention right away!! This song made a real connection to life at the time, and further down the road. Thank you for this wonderful song Steven. "No Better Place" was another grabber, it lifts you up with joy!! GOD Bless! -Don

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