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Bethany Dillon by Bethany Dillon

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
CD: Album
Tags: Pop, CD, Album, Recommended, Top Rated
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A new American pop singer similar to Rebecca St James.

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  1. 1. Revolutionaries
  2. 2. Great Big Mystery
  3. 3. Beautiful
  4. 4. Move Forward
  5. 5. For My Love
  6. 6. All I Need
  7. 7. Aimless
  8. 8. Lead Me On
  9. 9. Exodus (Faithful)
  10. 10. Why
  11. 11. A Voice Calling Out
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9/10

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Our prejudices can so easily emerge with an album like this one. Learning that Bethany was a mere 15 years of age when she recorded it is difficult enough. Images of gauche X Factor wannabees singing facile teen pop come easily to the reviewer's mind. Then there's the startling fact that, with the exception of an extremely impressive cover of the Amy Grant classic "Lead Me On", Bethany wrote all the songs here. "What can a 15 year old know about the Christian life?" muses the judgmental reviewer. In fact, on the evidence presented here, a considerable amount. Here are songs about peer pressure ("Revolutionaries"), a God who's bigger than our desires and mistakes ("Great Big Mystery"), our tendency to ignore God's relentless love ("Why"), the need to leave everything behind and be released from what holds us back ("Exodus"), all showing a thoughtful lyricist who has poured over Scripture. My favourite here is the wistfully haunting "Beautiful", a song about how we reflect God's glory. A turntable hit on Cross Rhythms radio it's the kind of song which stays with you through the day. Bethany has the kind of voice which is at home with soaring strings and mandolins but has enough edge to work with layers of rock guitars. All in all, a dazzling debut.

Style: Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 9902
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Sparrow SPD81501R
Release Date: 2004

A new American pop singer similar to Rebecca St James.

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A new album from this teenaged Ohio-born singer/songwriter.

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Dallas-based singer/songwriter with her fourth album.

For more information about Bethany Dillon, check the Bethany Dillon Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)
Posted by MarkW in Ireland at 20:07 on Sep 12 2006

check out 'lead me on' a gr8 take on a classic Amy track. Amazin stuff from an amazin girl. Plenty respect!















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