Her Greatest Inspirational Songs by Amy Grant (CD, Mar-2002, BMG Heritage)
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|Record Label:||BMG Heritage|
|Genre:||Contemp. Christian, Gospel|
1. Sing Your Praise to the Lord
2. Doubly Good to You
3. Never Give You Up
4. All That I Need Is You
5. In a Little While
6. I Have Decided
8. Old Man's Rubble
9. Mountain Top
10. Thy Word
11. Beautiful Music
12. The Lord Has a Will
13. Who to Listen To
14. Brand New Start
16. All I Ever Have to Be
17. The Now and the Not Yet
|Playing Time:||59 min.|
|Contributing Artists:||Kathy Troccoli, Michael W. Smith|
Personnel includes: Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Kathy Troccoli.Producers include: Brown Bannister, Chris Christian.Compilation producer: Paul Williams.Recorded between December 1977 and February 1985. Includes liner notes by Michael Hill.All tracks have been digitally remastered.Liner Note Author: Michael Hill.Recording information: Brentwood, TN (12/1977-02/1985); Los Angeles, CA (12/1977-02/1985); Nashville, TN (12/1977-02/1985); Nederland, CO (12/1977-02/1985).The release of the Amy Grant compilation Her Greatest Inspirational Songs reflects BMG Music's acquisition of rights to the catalog of Word Records, and is the first survey of Grant's music since The Collection in 1986. Since Grant did not score hits in the usual sense in the period under consideration -- her first six regular studio albums released between 1977 and 1985 -- the selection is bound to be subjective. But any longtime Grant fan will have to wonder how that selection was made. Clearly, compilation producer Paul Williams wasn't worried about repeating tracks from The Collection, since the songs "Sing Your Praise to the Lord," "In a Little While," "I Have Decided," "Thy Word," and "All I Ever Have to Be" are on both albums. That being the case, it's hard to understand why the early Grant favorite "Father's Eyes," which is on The Collection, is missing. (Maybe there's some sort of oversight here; annotator Michael Hill doesn't even seem to know that the My Father's Eyes LP exists. He pointedly calls the debut album, Amy Grant, and the singer's third album, Never Alone, her first two releases, and then refers to Age to Age, her fourth regular studio album, as her third.) Another obvious omission is "Angels," which won Grant a Best Gospel Performance Grammy. There are many excellent tracks on this compilation, but it does not justify the title Her Greatest Inspirational Songs by a long shot. Prospective fans would be better off sticking with The Collection or one of Grant's regular albums of the period, particularly Age to Age or Straight Ahead. ~ William Ruhlmann
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- ford0912Oct 5, 2014by
One of teh best CD' ever for me!!
The CD is terrific!! Play it everyday while I am driving.<br>Amy does a great job of getting to the Lord. It appears she means what she is singing. I am friends with Vince Gill because my son played basketball for Belmont University.<br>Vince is a friend of the team. He plays golf with the coach.
- texanpjMar 10, 2011by
inspirational songs by amy grant
we love every song on this cd. we listen to it daily. I love to hear amy grant. We just feel the Lords presents when the first song starts.
- harrell4477Dec 10, 2007by
Has all the great songs I remeber listening to when I was younger. Good sound quality, too! Love it!
- c28b3159da9c51d...Feb 22, 2010by
broken case scratched didnt play verry disapionted
songs i liked is why i bought it.then igot it .then i recieved very very very 10 times.rude tied to religion .very un holy. less than pleased.tape would be verry good if it played.ebay trys to do a good job.