Michael W Smith - I'll Lead You Home Cross Rhythms Radio Airplay Audio Samples Available

I'll Lead You Home by Michael W Smith

Cross Rhythms Rating: 10/10
CD: Album
Tags: Pop, CD, Album, Recommended, Top Rated, Airplay
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Condition: Used - Very Good

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3 copies available
  1. 1. Cry For Love
  2. 2. Breakdown
  3. 3. As It Is In Heaven
  4. 4. Straight To The Heart
  5. 5. Someday
  6. 6. I'll Be Around
  7. 7. I'll Lead You Home
  8. 8. The Other Side Of Me
  9. 9. Breathe In Me
  10. 10. Angels Unaware
  11. 11. Calling Heaven
  12. 12. A Little Stronger Everyday
  13. 13. Crown Him With Many Crowns
  14. 14. I'm Waiting For You
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Reviewed by Tony Cummings

In my book this is the CCM star's most mature recording. Gone is his dalliance with the glittering pop prizes. Themes here are of more important things. Here is an album that resonates with spiritual reality, an honest confessional of failure as well as hope in a mighty Saviour. The poignancy of gentle reflective ballads like "Straight To Your Heart" and the trilogy "The Other Side Of MeTBreathe In MeTAngels Unawares" are achingly moving while a tremulous new musical setting of the Lord's Prayer "As It Is In Heaven" is passionately heartfelt. But this isn't an album solely of understated, musical introspection. The opener "Cry For Love" with its ricocheting rhythm and its plaintive chorus and a finale which even includes a Black Ladysmith Mambazo-style backing chorus, and "Breakdown" where in between samples of a Martin Luther King sermon and some thunderous cross rhythms of programmed drums features Michael intoning the failures of secular America are both destined for mucho radio play. "Someday" has some delicious Dann Huff guitar work and a joyful duet with Susan Ashton, while elsewhere there's a blistering black gospel whoop up of the old hymn "Crown Him With Many Crowns" and "Calling Heaven" has another programmed groove guaranteed to connect with today's youth. A fine album which deserves every one of the million or so sales it will generate.

Style: Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 3632
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Reunion 080688395322
Release Date: 1995

This recording sizzles with the high-energy tunes and compelling lyrics you've come to expect from this award-winning performer. Includes the title traack plus Cry For Love, Breakdown, Straight To The Heart and 10 more songs highlighting Michael's blend of pop and message music.

For more information about Michael W Smith, check the Michael W Smith Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)
Posted by abigya in ethiopia at 08:36 on Nov 4 2006

i really like your song.especially healing the rain,it is the time

Posted by Don in state of Delaware at 21:16 on Sep 18 2010

This is a great cd, one of Michael's best recordings that I luv. "Cry for Love" starts off the cd, I have the video as well; the fave radio ballad of "Straight to the Heart" is a top cd fave of mine. When I heard the title song "I'll Lead You Home" play on ccm radio, I immediately connected with the song. I also like "Calling Heaven", "I'm Waiting for You" and also "I'll be Around". This is a great ccm cd to have, a masterpiece collection!! GOD Bless! -Don

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