Wednesday, December 01, 2010
SOMEWHERE DOWN THE ROAD
Six of the songs are from 2009. The album opener, 'Better than a Hallelujah' is inspirational and speaks of how God wants communion with us: "We pour out our miseries, God just hears a melody/Beautiful the mess we are, the honest cries of breaking hearts/Are better than a hallelujah." 'Overnight' is a duet with her then seventeen year old daughter, Sarah Chapman, who has a pleasant voice. It is a song for the impatient and the weary: "If it all just happened overnight/You would never learn to believe what you cannot see." 'Find what you're looking for', co-written by Mindy Smith is a tune about how to treat each other: "Haven't we all learned the best life lessons/By falling and falling down hard/If we're looking for somebody's failures/We won't have to look very far." Two tracks, 'Hard Times' and 'Third World Woman' would have fit nicely on Amy's LEAD ME ON record.
Also included on SOMEWHERE DOWN THE ROAD are a 2010 version of 'Arms of Love', originally recorded on 1982's AGE TO AGE, and 2001's 'Imagine/Sing the Wondrous Love of Jesus' from LEGACY...HYMNS AND FAITH.
Amy Grant brings a seasoned artistry to this CD. She also utilizes many talented performers including Vince Gill, Greg Morrow, and Chris Rodriguez. I'm giving this light pop release a 4.5 stars out of 5. Now 50 years old, I look forward to what she does next!