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Very good cd from Lisa Keith, an underrated vocalist...
Jorge A. Rodriguez | Ft. Lauderdale | 02/10/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I discovered Lisa through Alexander O'Neal and female r&b vocalist Cherrelle. Lisa did great background vocals for each of the great vocalist mentioned before. So I was quite curious to listen Lisa's only CD and I was not dissapointed. She possess a wonderful voice and it's a shame I haven't heard anything else from her. I hope to hear something at some point from this awesome singer. I definetly reccomend this recording."
Amy? Is That You?
Glen Zimmerman | 04/28/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Amy Grant came up with a bit of a protege after her break-out success in 1991 with her "Heart In Motion" album. Lisa Keith's debut -- and only -- album could easily be an Amy Grant album. Unfortunately, that's her major problem. Keith's songwriting collaborators, producers, record label, et al, are the same as Amy Grant's. The album opens with "Love Isn't Body... It's Soul", a borderline foray into R&B. She stresses that while some people fall in love with someone's beauty, it's what is inside that will keep that momentum going for years to come. This song is actually almost playfully sexy without shutting her out of all Christian credibility, because she emphasizes her inner beauty over the outside.Keith definitely has the pipes to do such work as well as the mainstream-style pop that makes up most of the remainder of the album. First single "Better Than You" is an upbeat, catchy affair. It's a basic "you're the BEST" kind of song. Keith always keeps the mood light and hopeful, just like most Christian artists looking for mainstream success would do. Luckily, she did find some success. "Better Than You" became a Top 40 hit (peaking at #36 on Billboard's Hot 100) and follow-up single "I'm In Love" also found a mainstream following (#84 on Billboard's Hot 100) with it's dancy beat and ultra-positive attitude. She also tackles the ballads (like 3rd single "Love Is Alive And Well") with precision. The only time her faith comes to the foreground is the closer "Adonai". While every song has an obvious undertone that she is someone with incompromisable values, "Adonai" is the only track where she discusses her faith head-on... which will be the kicker for fans of Christian adult contemporary looking for someone who is LIKE Amy Grant, but isn't her.Unfortunately, one cannot listen to this album without thinking that this could have been the one Grant did between 1991's "Heart In Motion" and 1994's "House Of Love". While Keith displays she has talent in excess to pull off a great disc, Amy Grant seems to be lurking in the shadows on every track. Really, a VERY good CD that lacks individuality. I wish she had done a follow-up album. A solid 3 star effort (I rate albums VERY seriously as I listen to a broad range of music, from Linkin Park and Audioslave all the way up to this style) that could have been 4 stars or higher if she had allowed her own vibe to permeate a little more often."
One of the greatest pop albums you've never heard
Glen Zimmerman | West Bumblefuch, USA | 10/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This blissful album is simply amazing. A prolific backing vocalist for a large roster of artists, she struck artistic (but not commercial) paydirt with this very special album. There are no bad songs, but recommended above others are the fun pop ditties "Love Me Like You Do" and "Free As You Wanna Be", the spiritual ballad "Adonai" and my personal favorite "Love Isn't Body, It's Soul" in which Lisa emphasizes the importance of her personality over her outward appearance. Note to L.K. if she's reading this: That is a very strong moral value to have, and while I don't want to undermine the importance of it, keep in mind that you are a beautiful, statuesque woman. Be proud of that."