Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Christian
Ironically, maturity is the word that dominates this self-titled debut. Susan Ashton's voice is no beginner's; in fact, it is no wonder that she frequently sings along with celebrities in the secular music arena: her vocal... more »
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Ironically, maturity is the word that dominates this self-titled debut. Susan Ashton's voice is no beginner's; in fact, it is no wonder that she frequently sings along with celebrities in the secular music arena: her vocal talents are comparable to Phil Keaggy's on guitar. Moreover, the production is surprisingly sophisticated. Instead of simply showcasing a beautiful voice, a refreshing diversity of sounds stands on its own right with plenty of guitar, some rock inflections, and an underlying country influence. If you're not a country fan, rest assured: it only evidences itself in the disc's uncrowded rhythms, which are closer to Patsy Cline classics than contemporary country pop. Ask anyone, however, and it is the message of the recording that merits Susan Ashton the accolade of a classic. From the first song on the track to the last, her songs are seasoned with understanding that can only come from a life with Christ. They range in simple tones--forgiveness in "Remember Not," experiencing God in the twilight of a Sunday evening in "Waiting for Your Love...," and the determination of conviction in "There Is a Line"--but the earthy metaphors and the sincerity of her lyrics touch on the deep and very present things of a walk with God. It is because of these that this recording is one of those everlasting standbys: the songs penetrate the very essence of our lives.
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Mark Y. (mayday) from FREDERICKSBRG, VA
Reviewed on 1/13/2007...
Same songs, different order.
A powerfully moving blend of lyrics and musicality
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Susan Ashton is one of the best artists in the world of contemporary Christian music. This CD is wonderful--Susan has a beautifully pure voice and pours the deep emotion of someone who has "been there, done that" into the lyrics of her songs. I never get tired of listening to her!"
Susan Ashton Is The Greatest!!!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Her music is awesome. A perfect blend of contemporary sound with a hint of country. Truly beautiful voice. She was opening for Garth Brooks or something like that (I forget who it was 'cause I don't listen to HIM, I listen to HER!!!) So many of her songs are my favorites so it's impossible for me to choose just one. I love them all!"