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Beauty for Ashes

Crystal Lewis

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Album Review

Crystal clear is an apt description of Crystal Lewis' voice. She is armed with a terrific voice that is well suited to pop, and this album showcases it well. A good balance was struck between it and the accompaniment, with neither overpowering the other. There is a slight techno feel to this album because of the heavy reliance on programmable synths, but the result is pleasing nonetheless. There are ten tracks on this album with a few that stand out because they stick with you so long after hearing them. The third and seventh tracks are two good examples of this. The third track is titled "People Get Ready — Jesus Is Comin'" and features a very interesting melody in which Lewis seems to be climbing scales to its chorus. It's an upbeat tune and tends to stick around. The seventh track, titled "God's Been Good to Me," was co-written by Lewis and Brian Ray. It's very upbeat and gets the toes tapping; a very suitable piece for a dance. Two tracks are noteworthy for their intriguing sound: "Over Me" which has an Indian sound (not Native American, Asiatic Indian) and the closing song "Healing Oil," which has a pleasing string finish. The lyrics are all focused on spiritual issues, so the overall result is a hearty and uplifting album. ~ Dacia A. Blodgett-Williams, Rovi

Customer Reviews

Beauty for Ashes

Wonderfully uplifting album and a fantastic voice! "Beauty for Ashes" contains a number of Crystal's hit songs and is well-crafted throughout. Unlike many albums that only feature one or two songs worthy of repeated listening, this collection is top-notch... the technical aspects of the recording are also superb. Had she chosen to go the secular route and waste her skills on countless pop love songs, Crystal Lewis would be a household name. Fortunately, she chose a much higher ground and has repeatedly produced outstanding music. The world may not know her name, but that's their loss... Crystal is a world-class performer and "Beauty for Ashes" is a prime example of the talent God has provided her.

Beauty for Ashes

this album is a must have, I've had it for years but it never fails to touch the deepest places.

wow

there are 3 songs which lives me speach less. healing oil, over me and seasons will changes those songs are the best from this album

Biography

Born: September 11, 1969

Genre: Christian & Gospel

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

CCM singer Crystal Lewis first surfaced as a member of the cast of the youth musical Hi-Tops, followed by a stint fronting the rockabilly gospel band Wild Blue Yonder; she subsequently mounted a solo career, issuing a series of commercially-neglected LPs before breaking through with her 1996 Myrrh Records debut Beauty for Ashes. The album launched three contemporary Christian chart-toppers, among them "People Get Ready (Jesus Is Comin')," named both the CCM and CRR...
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