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You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs
Leann Rimes
You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock, Christian
 
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1

This 1997 album debuted at the top of the pop, country, and Christian album charts. Sadly, it underscored the artistic vacuum surrounding Rimes in the wake of her explosive 1996 hit single "Blue." At a time when female cou...  more »

      
   

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All Artists: Leann Rimes
Title: You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 67
Label: Curb Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1997
Re-Release Date: 9/9/1997
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock, Christian
Styles: Today's Country, Adult Contemporary, Vocal Pop, Pop & Contemporary
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 715187788527

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This 1997 album debuted at the top of the pop, country, and Christian album charts. Sadly, it underscored the artistic vacuum surrounding Rimes in the wake of her explosive 1996 hit single "Blue." At a time when female country singers were being lauded for their growing depth and sophistication, this collection of "inspirational songs" seemed anachronistic and downright corny. The concept was more appropriate to a TV-marketed album by some faded legend than a singer so young. Even the best singers would have difficulty bringing anything new to the over-recorded title song, "Bridge Over Troubled Waters," "God Bless America," "Amazing Grace," and "The Star Spangled Banner," songs impossible to redefine. That might explain why Rimes's vocals throughout are as soulless and detached as her performance of "Blue" was passionate and earthy. At times, she sounds as if she's singing from a teleprompter. The album's success is undeniable. Whether it did her talent justice is another matter. --Rich Kienzle

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Mary B. (JavaJuice) from BENTON HARBOR, MI
Reviewed on 1/1/2007...
She sings each & every song beautifully. But I'm done being 'inspired' now ;-) so time for this cd to find a new home to create some new inspiration. :-)