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|Steven Curtis Chapman|
Real Life Conversations
Genres: Country, Pop, Christian
Nineteen eighty-eight's Real Life Conversations, Steven Curtis Chapman's second release, shows why he became one of Christian music's best. While other CCM artists were tinkling around with that late-1980s synthesizer soun... more »
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Nineteen eighty-eight's Real Life Conversations, Steven Curtis Chapman's second release, shows why he became one of Christian music's best. While other CCM artists were tinkling around with that late-1980s synthesizer sound and disposable pop music, Chapman was releasing thoughtful and well-written material. "Faithful Too" and "Tuesday's Child" open with a power-chord-driven rock appeal. But Chapman slows it down with the beautiful "For Who He Really Is," augmented by Nashville session superstar Mark O'Connor on mandolin. "His Eyes" and "His Strength Is Perfect" also show Chapman's quieter, softer balladry. One of this CD's gems is "My Turn Now," an upbeat, Gospel-infused rave that will have you humming along before you know it. --Michael Lyttle
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Lyndall S. Smith | Carlsbad, NM USA | 01/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the first Steven Curtis Chapman album that I ever heard. As such this album helped make me one of SCC's fans. I have purchased almost all of his albums (many of them a couple of times). Steven Curtis Chapman brings out a harder Christian Rock style that very few artists at the time (1987) had gotten into. In 1987 most Chistian artists were doing more gospel than rock (at least the ones I heard). The music style of this album is similar to that of his Decleration album. There are several songs that are a little bit harder rock. Then there are also about that same number of tracks that are a softer rock style. In my opinion this is one of his best albums right along with The Great Adventure and Decleration. If you have enjoyed either one of these other albums, you will very likely enjoy Real Life Conversations!"
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Mark Baker | Santa Clarita, CA United States | 06/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When listing my favorite artists, Steven Curtis Chapman tops my list. While he occasionally slips into trite lyrics, his lyrics are often challenging. And his music is always fun to listen to.
This CD was his second release and came out in 1988. While I've never been a big fan of his first project, I love this one.
He really hits it out of the park on most of the songs. The reminder to look to God in both the good and bad really hits home with "Faithful Too." I love the themes of grace woven into "Tuesday's Child" and "His Strength is Perfect." And our response of submission is highlighted in "My Turn Now." I especially love the reminder of "His Eye" - God is truly always with us.
Even though this album is from the 80's, it doesn't wallow in the 80's production. The pop/rock music has a few light 80's elements, but many of these songs sound timeless.
Not all of Steven's early projects are that remarkable, but this is a great gem I still enjoy almost 20 years later."