The Light Meets the Dark by Tenth Avenue North (CD, May-2010, Provident Music)
About this product
|Artist:||Tenth Avenue North|
|Record Label:||Provident Music|
|Genre:||Contemp. Christian, Gospel|
1. Healing Begins
2. Strong Enough To Save
3. You Are More
4. The Truth Is Who You Are
5. All The Pretty Things
6. Any Other Way
7. On and On
8. Hearts Safe (A Better Way)
9. House of Mirrors
10. Empty My Hands
11. Oh My Dear
|Playing Time:||45 min.|
|Producer:||Rusty Varenkamp, Phillip LaRue, Jason Ingram|
|Distributor:||Sony Music Distribution (|
Personnel: Mike Donehey (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, background vocals); Jeff Owen (vocals, electric guitar); Jason Ingram (piano, programming, background vocals); Scott Sanders (bass guitar); Jason Jamison (drums, percussion); Rusty Varenkamp (programming).Audio Mixer: Tom Laune.Editors: Craig Swift; D. Thomas Toner; Rusty Varenkamp.Photographers: Jeremy Cowart; Tony Baker .These guys know a thing or two about momentum. Their highly anticipated follow-up, The Light Meets the Dark, was released barely two weeks after the group won the Gospel Music Association's most hallowed prize, the Dove Award for Song of the Year. The Florida trio also knows something about expectations, which reached practically stratospheric levels prior to its sophomore record's release. Knowing this, the band turned to a trio of producers, Jason Ingram, Rusty Varenkamp, and Phillip LaRue, who between them had attacked contemporary praise & worship music from practically every angle possible, working with artists as varied as MUTEMATH, David Crowder Band, Leeland, and Bebo Norman. The result is staggering. The Light Meets the Dark mixes praise & worship with intricately emotional pop sentiment that hasn't been heard since Jars of Clay's 1995 debut. Deeply personal cuts like "Healing Begins," "On and On," and "Any Other Way" bring to mind the powerful sensitivity of Jars classics such as "Like a Child" and "Worlds Apart." It also doesn't hurt that lead singer Mike Donehey's voice bears a striking resemblance to Dan Haseltine's, or that his stream-of-consciousness songwriting is just as poetic and lyrical. The album also benefits from a timely sound sure to win over congregations. From top to bottom, The Light Meets the Dark is a tremendous achievement for not only Donehey and crew but for all of contemporary Christian music. ~ Jared Johnson
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- listinggirl27Jul 12, 2011by
I love this CD!
Awesome CD! I love the CD. I got it for a new believer friend's birthday. The songs are very encouraging and the band is one of my favorites.
- off.the.mannequ...Nov 10, 2010by
Light meets The Dark Cd A+++++
Tenth Avenue North's new CD Light meets the dark is fantastic. Every single song on the album is great, not just one or two. It has a great message and is something that you can look to to brighten your mood. The songs on it are all meaningful, inspirational and truly speak to the listener. Its something that you can sing along to and listen to with the kids. I love the songs Oh my Dear and Empty my hands, number 10 and 11 on the CD. They have very powerful and sweet lyrics- even made me tear up! You will be truly blown away on how great this CD is, a big thumbs up to Tenth Avenue North on The Light meets The Dark CD, hope to be hearing more of your work it the future!
- mcsouthernscSep 14, 2010by
Last month I went to a Tenth Avenue North concert and I hadn't really listened to their music before then. I LOVED the music so much! and So I bought this CD I love every one of the songs on this CD! Especially "Strong Enough To Save" "You Are More" "All The Pretty Things" and "Healing Begins" I would totally recommend this CD to anyone who loves Christian music. It would make a wonderful addition to your CD collection. Their is such meaning in each song and each song's sound is different and beautiful in their own way. I am looking forward to hearing more from this band in the future and I suggest you listen to samples of these songs before you buy it so you will be assured that the music you are buying is more than worth the money.
- magnum70mmJan 9, 2011by
The Light Meets
A great Contemporary Christian CD! They want me to write at least 100 characters so I'll say it again... A great Contemporary Christian CD!