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Quite simply, this is the standard that musicians, Christian or otherwise, should strive for. This album was the first (for me, anyway) to let me know that it was OK to have questions about religion and spirituality and still have faith; in fact, it turns out that it was the questions themselves that helped my faith to grow. From the simplicity and longing of "River of Love" and "God is Watching You" to the nakedly emotional pleas in "Beating Heart" and "Expectations", this record is such a quantum leap--musically and lyrically--from "Dancing With Danger" and "Black and White in a Grey World" that it is sometimes difficult to believe they all came from the same person (which, of course, they didn't).

This album turned me on to Leslie/Sam Phillips

Most of Leslie/Sam's stuff prior to this album was typical, cheesy Christian pop. Obviously something happened to her (maybe meeting husband T Bone Burnett?) to write such a deeply personal and real lp. This, along with Amy Grant's "Lead Me On" were both criticized as being too "secular" at the time, but they both helped me at a critical time in my life, and are still go-to albums for introspective, spiritually-flavored music. And regardless of your spirituality, it's excellent music!

Great stuff, but...

I love the music, but be aware that Sam Phillips doesn't get a dime from Myrrh for these reissues. Very 'christian' of them, don't you think?


Genre: Christian & Gospel

Years Active: '80s, '90s

Gospel music's she-rebel, Phillips left the gospel industry in the late '80s because of its confining nature. She later began recording secular material on Virgin Records with producer and then husband...
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