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Live Unplugged (W/Dvd)
Genres: Pop, Christian
One thing that will hit you quickly about Jeremy Camp?s Live Unplugged is the number of radio hits the 24-year-old has already chalked up. Ten of the 11 tracks on this release were penned by Camp and nearly every one has r... more »
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One thing that will hit you quickly about Jeremy Camp?s Live Unplugged is the number of radio hits the 24-year-old has already chalked up. Ten of the 11 tracks on this release were penned by Camp and nearly every one has reached the top, if not next to the top, of the Christian radio charts. It?s been an amazing ride for Camp and he capably displays his career highlights here in a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere. He plays it safe with basic arrangements throughout, but you will hear some nice piano touches by Justin Glasco on "Right Here" and "Empty Me." The addition of the Nashville String Machine is also used well on "My Desire," which may be the best track on the release. Along with Glasco?s piano accompaniment, Camp delivers powerfully and emotionally here and maybe even surpasses the song?s original version. Camp also shines bright on "Take You Back," "Stay," and "This Man." Kudos also go out to Camp?s wife Adrienne (who used to lead The Benjamin Gate) for some fine backing vocals. Granted, there are a few blemishes such as the cheesy vamp at the end of "Walk By Faith," a slower-than-it-should- be version of "I Still Believe," and the head-scratching cover of Tim Hughes? "Beautiful One." But why major on the minors? Live Unplugged is a worthy effort and a nice inclusion to any Camp fan?s collection. --Michael Lyttle
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Marti W. from WHITESBURG, TN
Reviewed on 5/2/2012...
This is a beautiful CD of awesome songs and the DVD makes seeing him sing them seam so real..
Turn down the Lights; Sip some coffee and enjoy!!!
Todd Sullivan | Mount Vernon, WA | 11/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Jeremy Camp has always been one of my favorite artists from the first time I heard him live on the "Stay" tour. I was hooked by his deep voice, tight music and deeply introspective songwriting. I have followed his career fondly and was intrigued by the prospects of him releasing a live album, I was even more curious when I learned that it was going to be a unplugged set.
This album did not dissapoint. many artists have tried the unplugged route, and most have failed but Mr. Camps style and voice are perfectly suited for this format, plus he has a top notch band performing behind him, including his brother and his wife. Camp hits on all his, well, hits. "Right Here is so sublime when done unplugged and I love the piano solo added to the song.
"Walk By Faith" with the strings in the background just demands lower lights and a cup of coffee. I swear that "Take you Back", "My Desire and "Beautiful Man" were written for just this album.
If you want to relax, unwind, reflect and just feel good get this Album, and that doesnt even hint of the included DVD which is "AWSOME" filmed in a intimate inviroment we get to hear the great music plus enjoy getting to know Jeremy Camp in a real way as he shares the success and the tragedies of his life . Just the fact that he can still sing and belive in a song "Walk By Faith" after losing his first wife to cancer 4 mounths into their marriage is a testemant to this young musician and God. A must have for any CCM fan"
Some of Camp's Best , With Bonus DVD Insights...
Encompassed Runner | Florida, USA | 06/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Camp's voice has a hint of rich masculine edge that's modern and youthful, yet the songs are slow, which should please adult contemporary/ballad fans. The CD takes 3 or so of the best songs from each of Camp's CDs and performs them unplugged (piano, guitars, drums, strings) and live, in a setting that the accompanying DVD shows is one of candlelit intimacy, with Camp sharing personal testimony that makes clear what I always wondered about: how can such a young guy sing about God's faithfulness in trials with such matured-by-life authenticity? Camp explains (on the DVD not CD) that some of his songs were birthed out of the pain of his first wife's unexpected death early in their marriage. My favorite, "I Still Believe" is an expression of Job-like faith (thank you Jeremy Camp--it ministered to me during what turned out to be a temporary blindness: "Even when I cannot see I still believe!") Also great is "Empty Me," a toughly tender song about surrendering oneself to God's refining fire."