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Making Light of It
Pierce Pettis
Making Light of It
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Pierce Pettis
Title: Making Light of It
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Compass Records
Original Release Date: 10/1/1996
Release Date: 10/1/1996
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Outlaw Country, Classic Country, Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 766397423623

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Warm spirituality, fetching rhythms, melodies that linger
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The spirituality of the Christian gospel is, finally, an acid that no vessel can hold. It burns away all that is superficial and self-serving even while it nourishes that part of us that depends on something beyond ourselves that is true, beautiful, and good. True Christian spirituality faces up to the tragedies of our everyday life and somehow manages to find beauty and comfort in the midst of the suffering. Pierce Pettis's songs on "Making Light of It" bear this gospel well. The pain is there and so is the beauty--not to mention some wry humor. For world-weary Christians who find heaps of banal theology and cheap gimmickery in Contemporary Christian Music, there is needed tonic here. All the songs are memorable--most highly recommended."
Warmth, grace, and wit--beautifully rendered.
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If the good news is an acid no vessel can hold finally, Pierce Pettis' songs bear it better than most anything I've heard in recent years. Phony religious piety is nowhere to be found here--the life of faith is a ragged business. Shame and sadness are the lot of us all. And yet, there is beauty and joy even in the struggle of contemporary life. Pettis' songs explore the full range of the emotions of faith and almost always with telling insight. The spirituality of this music is warm and inclusive. "Miriam" is beautiful homage to "one sure miracle, the faith of a little girl." "Absalom" is the haunting lamentation of a father who knows that he was the one who stole the innocence of his son. Mark Heard's "Satelite Sky," magnificently performed, sets a melancholy but hopeful tone that persists throughout the recording. All the songs on the disk are moving, warm, and beautiful."
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Kristen Stewart | Under the Mountain | 02/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Pierce Pettis is one of the most under-rated singer-songwriters in the world today, period. This album soars with songs listeners can't help but connect with. "My Life of Crime" is a study in parallels... "Depending on Gravity" captures the state of blossoming love... "Granddaddy..." is an instrumental song that transports you back in time... "You Move Me" even got covered by Garth Brooks...Seeing Pierce Pettis play live is an amazing experience. But since he doesn't play within driving distance every weekend, owning this and his other cds enriches my cd collection."