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Two For One: Heaven In The Real World/Signs Of Life by Steven Curtis Chapman

Cross Rhythms Rating: 8/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Pop, Album, Top Rated, Airplay
Two albums 'Heaven In The Real World' (1994) and 'Signs Of Life' (1996) in a value-for-money package.

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  1. 1. Lord Of The Dance
  2. 2. King Of The Jungle
  3. 3. Signs Of Life
  4. 4. The Walk
  5. 5. Treasure Of You
  6. 6. Love And Learn
  7. 7. Only Natural
  8. 8. Rubber Meets The Road
  9. 9. Heartbeat Of Heaven
  10. 10. What Would I Say
  11. 11. Land Of Opportunity
  12. 12. Miracle Of Mercy
  13. 13. Heartbeat Of Heaven [Reprise]
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Reviewed by Phil Thomson

This particular item in EMI CMG's Two For One series covers the Chapman of the '90s, reminding us of just how prolific and consistently engaging this artist is. We are treated to 13 mostly fast-paced songs written for 'Heaven In The Real World' in 1994 and 12 from 1996's 'Signs Of Life' with that distinctive high-energy commitment to getting us out of our seats and into the aisles - and when he does slow things down, Curtis loses none of his edge. The results uncompromisingly address so many of the preoccupations we encounter in our daily lives. Chapman seems to have a knack of nailing his songs down by the title: "Treasure Of You", "Love And Learn", "Miracle Of Mercy", "Celebrate You", "Hold On To Jesus", etc and there is clearly a lot of preaching going on. Yet our ears and our hearts seem more attuned these days to absorbing truths through the cans than from the pulpit. As the lyrics unfold, that unmistakable urgency in his voice leaves us with no option but to listen hard and try to enjoy ourselves as the message sinks in. The edgy, multi-layered "Lord Of The Dance" steals the show for me, with its jazz allusions and confessional, autobiographical race through the Chapman years - yet there are so many memorable moments including the rhetorical "Heaven In The Real World", the slowly countrified "The Mountain" and the frantic "Children Of The Burning Heart". This is excellent value for anyone catching up with mid-'90s Christian music at its best.

Style: Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 47112
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: EMI 5099921378225
Items: 2
Release Date: 04 Jul 2008

Two albums 'Heaven In The Real World' (1994) and 'Signs Of Life' (1996) in a value-for-money package.

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