Susan Ashton - Angels Of Mercy

Thursday 1st October 1992
Susan Ashton - Angels Of Mercy
Susan Ashton - Angels Of Mercy

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Sparrow SPD 1327

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Susan's debut (promoted in the UK when she toured here with Michael Card) was of such exceptional qual­ity that one wondered whether the lovely lady could possibly deliver the creative goods again. But if any­thing Susan has surpassed 'Wakened By The Wind' with this quite beautifully crafted set. Sound wise it's similar. That same angelic-sweet voice, pop arrange­ments based with plenty of folk roots and country tinges, the same first division producer in Wayne Kirk-patrick and songs from some of the same writers. "Better Angels Of Our Nature" uses effective storybook images to slot home its point about casting the first stone, "Grand Canyon" is a gentle, spacey meditation on the chasm we sometimes allow between ourselves and God and "Innocence Lost" captures the tragedy of a lost child's eye view of the world. Wherever you look there are good things to discover here

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Reader Comments

Posted by Don in state of Delaware @ 12:23 on Sep 28 2010

I have this cd by Susan, not a bad follow up to her debut from last year. The cd opener "Here in my Heart" was played on ccm radio; I had also seen the video for the song. I luv "Grand Canyon" and "Better Angels of our Nature";way to go again Wayne, you nailed it!!Great songs to accent Susan's vocals. I also like "Hunger and Thirst" written by Phil Maderia. If you have Susan's first cd, you will want this one; both were produced by the talented musician/singer/songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick. GOD Bless! -Don

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