STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 2162-236 LABEL: StarSong SSD0001 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £4.99
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
This album uses that questionable but now very common marketing practice of putting a couple of brand new tracks at the front end of a Best Of compilation (ensuring radio exposure for the compilation and meaning fans have to duplicate tracks if they want the new songs). The situation is complicated here with the fact that Twila has re-recorded a couple of her old classics "The Warrior Is A Child" and "Do I Trust You" (if you want the originals of those you'll need to buy another compilation 'The Early Works', an album studiously ignored in the discography on the 'A Heart That Knows You' sleeve). Enough of disco graphic minutiae. Does the music stand up? Of course. Twila is a master (Surely you mean mistress. Ed) of MOR-pop and praise and has written several classics while her soaringly sweet voice is one of the most emotive in CCM. The best tracks were produced by the now tragically disgraced Jonathan David Brown while later producers have tended to swamp her a bit in orchestration. On a cut like "Holy Is The Lord" goose pimples are still induced.
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