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Genres: Pop, Christian
A Distant Call represents Susan Ashton's most polished work to date, and it's no wonder, considering the 1996 release was produced by three of the best in the business--Wayne Kirkpatrick, Brown Bannister, and Michael Omart... more »
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A Distant Call represents Susan Ashton's most polished work to date, and it's no wonder, considering the 1996 release was produced by three of the best in the business--Wayne Kirkpatrick, Brown Bannister, and Michael Omartian. The rolling melodies in "You Move Me" and "Body and Soul" provide a lush soundscape for Ashton's magnificent vocals. She can growl in the gritty rocker "Crooked Man" or serenade you with the lullaby-like "Spinning Like a Wheel." And for good measure, Ashton goes country in "Love Profound," which features the expert strings of Alison Krauss. The song selection for this release may not be as strong as Ashton's self-titled 1993 gem, but it's still better than most. --Michael Lyttle
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Lorelie L. from CLINTON, MA
Reviewed on 1/16/2007...
Great artist, great album. She has a wonderful voice.
Mark Bryant | Portland, ME | 12/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"To me, great music is great music, regardless of genre. Songs you hear 20 years later still sound as good as the first time you heard them - and every song on this album falls into that category. The songs are written by several talented tunesmiths, including Michael W Smith and Sheryl Crow. "Lonely River" is the best track to me, but I once drove from Maine to Maryland and back (1200 miles) and this was the only CD I played for the entire trip (despite having 30 or so in my CD case). The true test is that every single person who has ridden with me while this CD was playing has asked who it was, and has subsequently bought the album (to my knowledge). I just wish Susan could have followed it up with something as good - maybe this is her magnum opus."
'I'm Lost in a Whirlwind...'
Scamp Lumm | Perseus-Pisces cluster, ~100Mpc | 09/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"'...so this is how it feels, spinning like a wheel'-words from Spinning Like a Wheel written by Susan Ashton and Wayne Kirkpatrick.
I still love this recording. When I first began to listen to christian radio, they played You Move Me and Blind Side over and over again. The radio station went under several years ago, but I still listen to this cassette even though it's 8 years old! I like it better than Vol. 1 of the best of Susan Ashton. She sings two songs written by Sheryl Crow, All Kinds of People and Hundreds of Tears which is one of my many favorites on this cd. Amy Grant helped write Send a Message, another favorite. My absolute favorite song is Lonely River, an extended metaphor comparing characteristics of a winding river to the journey God sets before us in our journey to our ultimate ending to our home in heaven with God. Wayne Kirkpatrick and Michael W. Smith wrote those lyrics: 'Lonely river, is there a place your running to, or is it something that you're running from? Is it hope that keeps you going, is it faith that makes you strong? Lonely river, lonely river, running on...' It's a beautiful song. It ends with: 'Lonely river, I think I am a lot like you, winding on in hopes to find the sea...drifting towards our destinies, the arm of God is long. And I believe that through this journey 'til we're finally home, lonely river, we will never run alone.'
Joshua 1:9 for the Lord thy G_d is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
Matthew 28:10 lo, I am with you alway, EVEN unto the end of the world. Amen"