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|Steven Curtis Chapman|
Sign of Life
Genres: Country, Pop, Christian
Like his peer Michael W. Smith, the exuberant Steven Curtis Chapman only gets better with each album. The 1996 release Signs of Life shows Chapman at his best. With thoughtful, introspective lyrics and crisp production, Si... more »
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Like his peer Michael W. Smith, the exuberant Steven Curtis Chapman only gets better with each album. The 1996 release Signs of Life shows Chapman at his best. With thoughtful, introspective lyrics and crisp production, Signs of Life bursts with many high moments, including the intro "Lord of the Dance," spiced with Chapman's hot Dobro licks and zesty fiddle. The title song and "Let Us Pray" are the two most radio-ready cuts and will leave you with irresistible melodies. "Celebrate You," "Free," and "Hold On to Jesus" slow it down enough to showcase Chapman's calmer moments. There are few artists like Chapman that can combine his mastery of musicianship and forthright lyrics to produce releases like the must-have Signs of Life. --Michael Lyttle
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Tahja B. from DE PERE, WI
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great christian cd
An invigorating personal re-invention
Scott Johnson | Ames, Iowa | 11/15/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Steven Curtis Chapman is one of Christian music's most popular and best selling artists, but even the best grow stale after a while. While HEAVEN IN THE REAL WORLD was a very good CD, it lacked some of the punch and clarity of Chapman's earlier efforts. SIGNS OF LIFE was released with much ado about the 'reinvention' of Chapman's music, and it played true to the hype. "Lord of the Dance" is an opening knockout, and "Children of the Burning Heart" and "Let Us Pray" are both catchy, driving songs with outstanding hooks and great lyrics. Chapman sang the majority of the backup vocals on this CD, and the vocal layering is really intense at times, giving excellent depth to the songs on the album. There really isn't a stinker in the bunch, and Christians and non-Christians alike should be very pleased with the musical qualities of this CD, which is not always the case with contemporary Christian music. But then again, this is Steven Curtis Chapman, and dedicated fans have come to expect nothing less."
My favorite SCC record.
Eric Frederickson | Fox Lake, IL | 01/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One of the best Christian albums I've ever heard, "Signs of Life" does a great job of combining pop, folk, rock, and even some blues into an enjoyable listen. Acoustic pop rock is the groundwork for the record, shining in such songs as the upbeat hit "Let Us Pray", the semi-urgent "Lord of the Dance", and the pleasant title track, (the lush harmonies on the final chorus are fantastic!). Elsewhere, "The Walk" throws a little blues influence in, with it's guiding chorus and Micah 6:8 reference. Two of the more thoughtful songs are the prison-inspired anthem "Free" and the delicate closing song, (and my personal favorite), "Hold on to Jesus". There are also some fine rockers like "Children of the Burning Heart" and "Only Natural" to pick the album's pace up a bit. All in all, this collection is a superb offering from one of Christian music's most popular artists."