Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Past the Edges
Genres: Pop, Christian
He came out of nowhere two years ago with his Deep Enough to Dream debut, garnering six Dove Award nominations and widespread accolades for his songwriting. Now Chris Rice is back with a sophomore effort nothing short of b... more »
Listen to Samples
He came out of nowhere two years ago with his Deep Enough to Dream debut, garnering six Dove Award nominations and widespread accolades for his songwriting. Now Chris Rice is back with a sophomore effort nothing short of brilliant. It is ironic that Rice won the 1999 Dove Award for best male vocalist when best songwriter might have been more appropriate. The songs drive Past the Edges; Rice's introspective, poetic genius becomes more apparent with each release. "The Power of a Moment" is probably the catchiest track here, while "Smellin' Coffee," with its piano and horns, may remind some of early Chicago. Producer Monroe Jones masterfully keeps the balance throughout, particularly on "Wind and Spirit," where Rice's sensible vocals and melodic acoustic guitars blend tastefully with a soaring string section. --Michael Lyttle
Similarly Requested CDs
Best Morning CD EVER.
A. McDOWELL | United States | 03/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love to put this CD in every morning. If you've never heard Chris Rice before, he sounds James Taylor-ish. His songs energize me and make me celebrate all that God has done while I've been sleeping. WAKE UP, Smell the coffee. Enjoy God's great creation! Live, Laugh, Love, listen to Chris Rice. :)"
Lee Armstrong | Winterville, NC United States | 06/04/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Past the Edges" is a good effort by Chris Rice. His gentle voice is expressive & his songwriting skills are unique. "Wind & Spirit" is a perky tune with an orchestral build, "From the corners of creation comes the Father's holy breath ridin' on a storm with tender fierceness, stirring my soul to holiness." "Thirsty" is a lovely slow melody that builds like a classic anthem about finding the water that quenches all thirst. 6 minutes & 20 seconds into band 10 comes the hidden track "Cartoons" about how cartoons might be different with a Christian experience, "Fred & Wilma Flintstone singing Hallelujah!" It's very funny! My favorite track on the CD is the rocking opener that both sets your toe to tapping and puts a smile on your face, "Here comes Your mercy streamin' in with the morning light, my heart is racing waking up to Your smile." "Live By Faith" is also an exquisite and lovely song. Chris Rice is one of the best of our musicians to combine the spiritual and the musical. This set was released in 1998, but encountering the love of God is timeless! Enjoy!"
Cartoon IS on this album, you just have to wait for it
lev.19.vs.36 | Washington | 02/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I LOVE Smelling Coffee. I put my CD player on Repeat and listen to this song over and over. It is uplifting and encouraging. The other songs are good as well. The words are so honest and transparent. If you like fun peaceful music that gets your heart and mind thinking, you will like this. The cartoon song IS on this CD even though it isn't listed on the cover. If you let the CD play after the last song, the cartoon song starts about 5 minutes after the last song. You just have to learn a lesson in patience (one of God's favorite lessons) and wait for it."