Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Maybe the Best Christian Artist You've Never Heard...
P. Kingsriter | Lakeville, MN United States | 06/29/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Paul Smith got his vocal start in Christian music as "the guy who took Russ Taff's place" in the inspirational group The Imperials. Though Russ Taff has one of CCM's most distinctive and powerful voices, I don't think the Imperials could have found a better guy to fill his shoes. Passion, honesty, and joy flowed on each song from the Imperials next two albums, which many critics will argue were a couple of their best ever, largely due to Paul Smith's lead.Extra Measure is the most recent chapter in Paul Smith's solo career. His songs are filled with the same verve be brought to the Imperials. He easily balances his joy and passion for Jesus (Talk About Love) with a straightford witness (That's What I Said) and straight talk about real life (Daddy Came Home Last Night). The production is top-notch with great instumentation and some really fun back ground vocal arrangements. The overall tone of the album is reverent but upbeat and very uplifting. If I were to compare this work with another CCM artist, I'd say it's somewhat in the vein of Bob Carlisle's adult contemporary pieces. If you liked the Imperials' "Stand By The Power" and/or "Let The Wind Blow" you're almost guaranteed to love this album."
Spectacular Christian Artist
Bill Temple | San Diego, CA | 10/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I heard this guy first when he came to our church. I still cannot understand how I had never heard of him before. So many really good, really inspirational songs, Extra Measure is my favorite.
Absoluteley the best album I own for lifting my spirits in trying times."
Spectacular Worship Experience
D.K. Johnson | State College, pa United States | 01/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After September 11th, I found myself once again drawn to this wonderful CD. I especially found new significance in "Unimportant Things" and "Light on the Subject". From the rousing and entertaining R&B Feel on "Hang my Hat" to the inspired storytelling on "Daddy Came Home" this collection is exceptional. If you haven't heard it - get it. If you have - revisit it in light of a changed world and you'll really understand at a deeper level "It Won't Break My Heart".
D. Kent Johnson, State College, PA"