Beauty for Ashes by Crystal Lewis (CD, Apr-1997, Word Distribution)
About this product
|Record Label:||Word Distribution|
|Genre:||Contemp. Christian, Gospel|
1. The Beauty of the Cross
2. It's Heaven
3. People Get Ready...Jesus Is Comin'
4. Lion and the Lamb
5. Beauty for Ashes
6. In Return
7. God's Been Good to Me
8. Seasons Change
9. Over Me
10. Healing Oil
|Playing Time:||51 min.|
|Contributing Artists:||Ron Kenoly|
|Producer:||Brian Ray, Dan Posthuma|
Personnel includes: Crystal Lewis, Ron Kenoly (vocals); Anne Barbour, John Barbour, Alfie Silas (background vocals); Carlos Vega, Robby Buchanan, Dan Huff, Shawn Tubbs, John Andrew Schreiner.All tracks have been digitally mastered using HDCD technology.Recorded entirely in beach houses, apartments and friends' and relatives' homes, Crystal Lewis' BEAUTY FOR ASHES is a mixture of cool grooves, dance grooves and smooth pop and R&B ballads, all in the name of Jesus. One such ballad is the title track, a duet with Ron Kenoly. Based on Isaiah 61:1-3, and penned by Lewis, "Beauty For Ashes" features not only a beautiful R&B background, but an extremely inspirational and uplifting lyric; it ends with the phrase "He gives peace for despair," a perfect message for anyone going through troubled times.On two songs whose titles retain the theme of visual beauty--"The Beauty Of The Cross" and "Season's Change"--Lewis implores listeners to remember Calvary and put things in the hand of the Lord when things get rough. The songs on BEAUTY FOR ASHES could easily be played both pop and contemporary-Christian radio stations. They're perfectly tailored for Lewis' voice, with acoustic and electronic accompaniments. The sound is laid-back and not overprocessed. The warmth of Lewis' songs, and her belief in her message, come through fully, making BEAUTY FOR ASHES an album that will indeed give you "peace for despair."
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- cantevertellSep 17, 2011by
This is a great Cd, I love listening to music about the lord, She has a wonderful voice. nice music great vocals and great pick you up music about our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ.
- gssf0ur9Jun 4, 2010by
Beauty for Ashes CD
This was a replacement CD. Crystal Lewis has a great voice, and the songs on this album are just fabulous. The messages on the songs are inspirational and encouraging. I highly recommend this album and also her Fearless album.
- 2bluemarinerJan 7, 2010by
Beauty For Ashes by Crystal Lewis
I heard her rendition of Oh Holy Night on the radio, and I had to call the station to find out who it was. After I found out, I decided I had to have all her records! So, I went to eBay and started bidding! this was the first CD.
Her voice is wonderful, and all her music is inspirational. I want to send all these CD's to my daughter, to try to get her back on the right path in life, and I think that Crystal Lewis is a good start.
- preciouswandall...Nov 5, 2009by
What A Blessing that Crystal Lewis!
Crystal Lewis is one of the best vocalists -period- I've ever heard, and I myself am a professional Christian singer. She is a Christian singer who truly shines the message of Christ in her music. I've have the casette for years(a wonder it didn't burn up in my car's tape player!)and wanted the cd to play in the new car's cd player. She sings in a contemporary Christian music style, some upbeat, some ballads. Hear "The Beauty of the Cross" and "In Return" first, you'll be blown away! Anyone who listens WILL walk away blessed!!!
- lizdmcguireOct 22, 2009by
OH!! WHAT CAN I SAY ABOUT CRYSTAL LEWIS? I LOVE HER!! THIS IS THE VERY FIRST CD I RECEIVED OF HERS. I'VE LOVED IT EVER SINCE. EVERY SONG ON THE DISC IS AWESOME. THIS IS A GREAT CD FOR WORSHIPPERS! SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.