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|Out of Eden|
More Than You Know
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, R&B, Christian, Gospel
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Michelle B. (forensicpsych72) from TULSA, OK
Reviewed on 12/2/2006...
very good cd
Tahja B. from DE PERE, WI
Reviewed on 11/6/2006...
great christian cd
Jason J. from MOORHEAD, MN
Reviewed on 8/8/2006...
Great pure harmony!
"More Than You Know".."Get To Heaven".. "Then And Only Then"
Knyte | New York, NY | 01/25/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Two years after their fantastic debut, Pop/R&B trio Out Of Eden returned to the music scene with this worthy follow-up, 'More Than You Know'. On this album, the sound, look and feel of the group is different: a little more accessible to pop audiences, yet more sophisticated as well. Although I personally feel that OOE has yet to top their first album in terms of never having to skip a track, not owning this album would be a mistake if you are a fan of their music, and of course, their message. The album starts off with a bang, and we're quickly introduced to what I consider their best R&B uptempo to date, "More Than You Know". Featuring a groovy bassline, heartfelt lyrics, stylistic synths, (yes there's more) heavenly voices, and a great drum track, "More Than You Know" never fails to fulfill. But most of all, I think that "More Than You Know" would sound amazingly powerful during a live performance. Next up is "Greater Love" which is OOE's foray into the 'Miami bass/So So Def All-Stars' sonic territory, and it works. "It's Me" is a ballad that reminds me a bit of Brandy's "Almost Doesn't Count" from 1998, which brings me to a point. I've noticed that OOE's music is futuristic in the sense that secular artists seem to imitate OOE's innovation and style sometimes. (Allow me to digress here for a minute). On the drumcapella version of OOE's "Gotee's Groovin" (Lovin The Day - 1994), we hear a simple, yet hypnotic R&B vibe successfully duplicated by Total on "Can't You See", their 1995 hit with the Notorious B.I.G. Coincidence or not, for that reason (among others) I'm a huge fan and admirer of what OOE and Gotee Records are all about -- they are really good at what they do, and they infuse their work with integrity, substance, and a positive message. Next, we're taken into "It's A Good Time" which has a celebratory, 'nighttime out-on-the-town' feel to it. After this, we hear "You Brought The Sunshine", an update of the original version by the Clark Sisters -- I'm sure this will be a favorite among most listeners. The following cut, "Get It Right" is a decent uptempo with a nice message. After a cute interlude from a very young Joy, we're taken into "Giving My All", a quaint midtempo. "Confused" is a brooding (and lyrically powerful) track that should reach listeners on many levels. After an adorable Andrea interlude, we're led into "Get To Heaven", a song that sounds like something that easily could have come from 1994's "Lovin The Day". Featuring an ingenious sample of Toto's "Georgie Porgy" (once again, before Eric Benet's 1999 remake), "Get To Heaven" is one of OOE's best fast tracks ever."Can't Let Go" is a warm midtempo that fits into the set nicely, but the ballad "Then And Only Then" closes the album in an astonishingly beautiful manner. For the next 14 minutes or so, the listener is then treated to several studio outtakes by the group, and a sermon preached by a very young girl -- most likely an old recording of one of the Kimmey sisters who make up OOE (Lisa, Andrea and Joy/Danielle). In closing, I consider the "More than You Know" album to be a wonderful experience - check it out!Thanks for reading!C.H.R."
Omagus | Austin, Texas | 05/07/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a pretty darn good CD. I usually don't like R&B, but I own all three of OOE's CDs. This is my favorite one, because of the music. The stuff on here could almost (but not quite) be used for hip hop.Even though having three sisters who sing together in a group could be a gimmick, these three can all actually sing, and they have beautiful three part harmony (check out "Then and Only Then"). And what sets this album apart is that you can actually listen to the lyrics more than once before actually gathering all the meaning. Unlike most music of this genre, there is some substance behind the songwriting.Props must be given to the three sisters for their growth and improvement."