Twila Paris - A Heart That Knows You

Thursday 1st April 1993
Twila Paris - A Heart That Knows You
Twila Paris - A Heart That Knows You

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: StarSong SSD0001
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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Reader Comments

Posted by Don in state of Delaware @ 15:45 on Sep 16 2013

I had purchased this cd collection before seeing the video for new song "Destiny". Twila writes with such passion, I just love her songs immensely!
Evidence is revealed in songs like "How Beautiful" &
"Every Heart that is Breaking" & I cannot leave out
"Lamb of God". "Runner" is a reminder for those to keep on in these last days. These songs are a definite picture of a heart that knows the Creator.
God bless, Don.

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