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Hope No Matter What by Kim Hill

Cross Rhythms Rating: 8/10
CD: Mini-album
Tags: Pop, CD, Mini-album, Independent, Recommended, Top Rated
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An eight-track mini-album, from the highly regarded CCM singer.

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  1. 1. Hold Me Jesus
  2. 2. Just To Say
  3. 3. As Big As God
  4. 4. No Matter What
  5. 5. Smile On You
  6. 6. Can You See Me
  7. 7. He'll Take Care Of You
  8. 8. Up To The Moon
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8/10

Reviewed by Tom Lennie

Originally recorded in the summer of 2001, this mini-album from one of America's most gifted CCM artists, was released in 2005, with two new songs added. It now has eight songs and a play time of 30 minutes. The summer of 2001 witnessed, of course, one of world's greatest tragedies - 9/11 - but also an event of huge sorrow in the lives of Hill's own family - her divorce. These varied songs seek to speak, from personal experience, peace and hope into brokenness, confusion and hurt. The opening "Hold Me Jesus" is a more ponderous version of Rich Mullins' original, and somehow seems to radiate more freshness and beauty. The song, like most tracks here, is in the soft pop/inspirational category with beautiful melodies carried by Kim's slightly husky vocals. My favourite is the flowing, heart-touching "Just To Say". The title track, emphasising that the Lord is with us, no matter what - co-features the song's writer, Ashley Cleveland, on vocals, and is a fine piece of upbeat acoustic country. Other tracks - mostly co-composed by producer and keyboardist Jamie Kenney, are mellow, piano-based tunes with comforting lyrics, and one - "He'll Take Care Of You", has an English orchestra as musical backdrop (though it's also a rather insipid piece and the track that works least well). Beauty from ashes? This pleasant and convincingly heartfelt recording is compelling evidence of that motto.

Style: Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 22591
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Mini-album
Cat. Code: Independent
Release Date: 2005

An eight-track mini-album, from the highly regarded CCM singer.

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