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The Singer Songwriters 2 by Various

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
CD: Album
Tags: Worship, CD, Pop, Album, Top Rated
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A double CD compilation featuring singer/songwriters such as Cathy Burton. Olwen Ringrose and Kathy Burton.

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  1. 1. Paul Field & Dan Wheeler - This Is Love
  2. 2. Olwen Ringrose - Hardly A Day
  3. 3. Brian Houston - Stranger's Floor
  4. 4. Paul Bell - Time Is Right
  5. 5. Sue Rinaldi - Rich Girl
  6. 6. Becky Frith - Lifter Of My Head
  7. 7. Ben Jones - You Are Greater
  8. 8. Steve Parsons - Sink To The Bottom
  9. 9. Cathy Burton - Love's Invited
  10. 10. Tom & Olly - Shooting Stars
  11. 11. Nicki Rogers - 29 Years
  12. 12. Rob Halligan - You
  13. 13. Nicki Rogers - You Loved Me
  14. 14. Rob Halligan - Dungeon Ghyl
  15. 15. Olwen Ringrose - Close Personal Friend
  16. 16. Tom & Olly - Jamie
  17. 17. Sue Rinaldi - Radiance
  18. 18. Paul Field & Dan Wheeler - Rest In Me
  19. 19. Paul Bell - What I Call Romance
  20. 20. Andy Flannagan - Fragile
  21. 21. Becky Frith - Home
  22. 22. Brian Houston - Race For Life
  23. 23. Cathy Burton - Everybody's Fool
  24. 24. Steve Parsons - Prodigal
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Reviewed by Phil Thomson

A snapshot is never a snapshot. It is an intimate moment in time. That's what you get here. And it's where the compilation concept comes gloriously into its own: in celebration of the unsung heroes of the trade. Some of the singer/songwriters are already, no doubt, a legend in your living room - yet others will be less well known. What unites them is their willingness to be vulnerable, to put words of wisdom in our mouths, music in our hearts, ideas and opportunities in our heads. It brings a fresh perspective to our faith and our future. No sooner have Paul Field and Dan Wheeler drifted sweetly into our subconscious with "This is Love" than Olwen Ringrose's bittersweet "Hardly A Day" pulsates through our senses. And the sheer intensity of personal exposure keeps on and on - the driving, uncompromising "Time Is Right" of Paul Bell, the melt-your-heart fragility of Cathy Burton ("Love's Invited") - truly lived-in music. You'll find a lot of unplugged moments, restrained arrangements which let the songs breathe, poignant revelations such as Nicki Rogers' 29 Years, an outstanding piano-led piece with a disturbing narrative. The inclusion of the latter says much about the reach of the compilers. There is so much more going on than the knees-up standards and 'worship-leader-of-the-month' take on Christian music; in similar vein - the underrated Sue Rinaldi's quietly rocky, cello-smothered "Rich Girl" offering stage presence, a story, putting on the listener. And she does it again with the truly haunting "Radiance". That's successful communication. This is a sensitive, heartwarming set of songs and a rare reminder that the 'big numbers' don't always cut it.

Style: Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 95852
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Elevation ELE1557D
Items: 2
Release Date: 30 Sep 2010

A double CD compilation featuring singer/songwriters such as Cathy Burton. Olwen Ringrose and Kathy Burton.

The path of faith can be a dusty one as well as a
heavenly one. This double CD celebrates those
songwriters whose gift is to write songs born out
of real faith in real life, songs of depth and
insight, tenderness and vulnerability, hope and
healing. If songwriting can be seen as craft, here
are it's pioneers, troubadours so often armed
with little more than a guitar, yet capable of
captivating audiences of many and of few. Artists
in the fullest sense of the word, this collection
showcases writers whose faith is the foundation
for their creativity, whose passion and motivation
is grounded in a Spirit-filled existence. Artists
with a conscience, who cross the divide between
the Christian and secular, reaching out into the
world with a message of hope that all can relate

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