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With Abandon
Chasing Furies
With Abandon
Genres: Pop, Christian
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All Artists: Chasing Furies
Title: With Abandon
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 9
Label: Sparrow
Release Date: 2/23/1999
Genres: Pop, Christian
Styles: Pop & Contemporary, Rock & Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 0724385169953, 724385169922

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I could listen over and over....
robin reece | richmond, va United States | 03/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard of Chasing Furies from a silly TBN game show and immediately went to check them out.This CD is one of those that you could listen to over and over again. Whether its background music or drivin down the highway music, this band fits almost any mood.
If you like the enchanted melodic sound of the Cranberries or the soft-core style of Drain STH or even just sound of interesting alternative then check this band out.
The chick who sings lead has a wonderful voice that digs down deep inside you.
Better yet...they are using all this amazing talent to golorify God!
Definitely worth the investment"
Love Songs to God
Faith Lutheran Church | 07/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Chasing Furies is one of my favorite bands. I don't know exactly why they are my favorite, and maybe that's why. I've played this CD over and over, which I cannot say about many of the CD's I've heard. They are a Contemporary Christian band though they don't use much specifically Christian language. They are sometimes classified in print as Modern Rock Alternative, but they don't sound a lot like others in that category. I think of their music as love songs to God in the tradition of Christian mysticism. I like their production values, also. There is solid musicianship with an occasional turn of expression that sounds like a veneer of pop covering a deeper esthetic. There are unexpected effects, but they are not gratuitous."
Very good
Anthony Boyd | California | 07/13/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"What makes this music stand out (beyond that it's just very good) is the way a complex, feminine, highly crafted piano sound is successfully layered with edgy alternative-sounding guitar work. And what I like even more is the way the guitar is deliberately roughed up in some spots -- the guitarist doesn't come in clean, instead he scrapes the strings and he crashes into the songs. At the same time, you can tell this is not because he's reckless, but rather the entire band practices such skilled musicianship that they can deliberately compose imperfections in the songs to make them even more perfect.The singing is also excellent, pulling you in, and the crescendoes really build up well. The lyrics they're singing, however, are at some points fairly weak. As one person on Usenet put it, "the song I Surrender portrays God as some kind of cosmic stalker." I hope the lyrics are just the theology of someone who hasn't quite figured things out.The bands I think of when I hear this CD are not the same bands other people have mentioned in their reviews. Instead, I hear slight influences by bands like Heart and Veruca Salt and Tori Amos. But slight influences is it -- good luck tryiing to box them in as any of those bands, and don't be upset with me if you buy the CD expecting a clone of something else. It's just too unique.When I hear bands like this, and Luna Halo, and Fono, I have to wonder: how is it that secular alternative radio has become so stale and redundant and Christian bands have become the innovators? Are there any execs at the major labels that understand what a profound change this kind of music could cause if it were mass marketed? These bands could revitalize an entire genre of music. And the messages these bands deliver are 180 degrees from the miserable garbage out there now."