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The Upside Of Down by Chris August

Cross Rhythms Rating: 8/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Pop, Album, Worship
Normal Dispatch Time: 1-5 days
A collection of 14 original songs co-written by Texas-born singer/songwriter.

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  1. 1. Center Of It
  2. 2. The Upside Of Down
  3. 3. Amen
  4. 4. This Side Of Heaven
  5. 5. Restore
  6. 6. Let There Be Light
  7. 7. I Believe
  8. 8. 1989
  9. 9. Unashamed Of You
  10. 10. A Little More Jesus
  11. 11. Let The Music Play
  12. 12. Water Into Wine
  13. 13. Meant To Be
  14. 14. Truth Is Still True
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Reviewed by Lins Honeyman

This release comes on the back of Texas-born singer/songwriter Chris August winning Male Vocalist Of The Year at the 2011 Dove Awards and contains a generous helping of 14 quality songs written by August and a handful of co-writers including Ben Glover and producer Ian Eskelin. This is undoubtedly a polished production - thanks in part to August's uncanny vocal resemblance to the ultra-smooth Michael Bublé - and songs such as the opener "Center Of It" and the gentle acoustic pop of "This Side Of Heaven" are natural born radio hits. Refreshingly though, August juxtaposes this album's otherwise slick nature with an overriding realism in relation to matters of faith with thought-provoking numbers such as "A Little More Jesus" and the wonderfully infectious "Let The Music Play" addressing ego and insecurity issues respectively whilst "Restore" and the title track confirm that hope can be found in the lowest of circumstances. Elsewhere, the nostalgic "1989" coupled with the mild funk of "Unashamed Of You" add further variety to this well-crafted and appealing release from one of CCM's most skilled exponents.

Style: Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 127930
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Fervent 080688838829
Items: 1
Release Date: 24 Sep 2012

A collection of 14 original songs co-written by Texas-born singer/songwriter.

Chris August has seen the upside, and the down in these past few years and months - and is better for it. After climbing to relatively quick success with his best-selling début release, No Far Away, Chris garnered three Dove Award wins, spent six weeks on top of the radio charts with Starry Night and toured with the largest tour in the country.

Setting out to write and produce his sophomore record was a challenge he was energized and confident about, and dead-set on what he wanted to say. Ironically, while recording, Chris experienced a true "down" moment when he was in a serious skateboarding accident. Returning to the studio with a renewed awareness and sensitivity, song after song began to have new meaning and importance.

A 14-track album, Chris was set on writing and crafting songs that were purposeful, vulnerable and direct, not shying away from truth and not hiding meaning with metaphor. Stand out tracks include the upbeat Center Of It, gospel-infused Amen, and compelling ballad, This Side of Heaven.

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The breakthrough album from a 2011 Dove Award winner.

For more information about Chris August, check the Chris August Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)

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