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What A Heart Is Beating For by Chris Rice

Cross Rhythms Rating: 8/10
CD: Album
Tags: Roots/Acoustic, CD, Album, Recommended, Chart, Top Rated, Airplay
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A classy selection of upbeat songs from an experienced American singer/songwriter.

Condition: Used - Very Good

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  1. 1. So Much For My Sad Song
  2. 2. What A Heart Is Beating For
  3. 3. Pardon My Dust
  4. 4. Love Is Gonna Break Through
  5. 5. You Don't Have To Yell
  6. 6. Punch Lines And Ironies
  7. 7. Lemonade
  8. 8. Here Come Those Eyes
  9. 9. Let The Words Escape
  10. 10. Sneakin' Into Heaven
  11. 11. Tell Me The Story Again
  12. 12. Kids Again
  13. 13. Baby Take Your Bow
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Reviewed by Trevor Raggatt

It's clear that the traditional singer/songwriter is making something of a comeback. A quick look at the charts, awards shows and critical lists only confirms this. The time is clearly right for the Nashville CCM veteran and his soulful, piano-led tunes. Happily, the experienced singer steers clear of the self-pitying "miserableism" which so often blights the genre. The 13 songs on the CD, rather, are thoughtful and uplifting. As the opening track asks, "Why sit down to write a sad song when there's so much good to be found in life?" "Lemonade" ploughs a similar furrow. Christian spirituality clearly infuses each of the tracks - there is no ambiguity about Rice's philosophical persuasion - but it's all done with beautiful subtlety. Rice is talented and experienced enough to know that he doesn't need to cram a theological textbook into each ABACAB verse/chorus structure. His songs are all the better for it too. These are tunes grounded in real life and quiet secure faith. Any listener with a penchant for the classic singers like James Taylor or Jackson Browne will find that 'What A Heart Is Beating For' will set their pulses racing!

Style: Roots/Acoustic
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 29186
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Eb+Flo 42152
Items: 1
Release Date: 31 Aug 2007

A classy selection of upbeat songs from an experienced American singer/songwriter.

With 'What A Heart Is Beating For', Chris Rice continues to embody the art of songwriting by transforming lyrics and melodies into vivid snapshots of life, matted and framed by his faith.
From the upbeat jazz-influenced moments of 'So Much For My Sad Song' to the epic grandeur of the title track, this tasty production is sure to fill those who are searching for authentic moments of the soul.
Chris Rice fans will appreciate the familiar touchstones while enjoying his journey into unexplored territory.

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For more information about Chris Rice, check the Chris Rice 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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