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Twila Paris - Greatest Hits
Genres: Pop, Christian
Seniority does have its privileges. In this case, Twila Paris has nearly 20 years of contemporary Christian recordings from which to cull a greatest-hits release. Longtime fans will recognize the early CCM hits "The Warrio... more »
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Seniority does have its privileges. In this case, Twila Paris has nearly 20 years of contemporary Christian recordings from which to cull a greatest-hits release. Longtime fans will recognize the early CCM hits "The Warrior Is a Child," "Lamb of God," and the worship standard "He Is Exalted." However, Paris is a notable songwriter and had always had a keen ability to match her contemporaries. New cuts "Sparks and Shadows" and "Faithful Father" are as good as anything on Christian radio, and the ending "God of Miracles" is a personal, moving tribute to Paris's newborn baby. Special highlights include the folksy "The Joy of the Lord" and the guitar-slick "Run to You." In both cases, Paris--in true songwriter form--molds her music to the producer's style (Richard Souther on "Joy of the Lord" and Charlie Peacock on "Run to You"). This release proves that Paris is by no means finished with her great career. --Michael Lyttle
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Kathy F. from MINNEOTA, MN
Reviewed on 12/21/2010...
One of Twila Paris greatest hits. I am well pleased with it. Kathy
Rebecca B. from FRANKLIN, WV
Reviewed on 11/10/2006...
Greatest Hits Indeed
Mark Baker | Santa Clarita, CA United States | 03/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Twila Paris has had a remarkable career over the last two decades. She has written many praise choruses and won several Dove Awards. This CD has the unenviable task of collecting her greatest hits, and it succeeds beautifully.The project opens with her two signature songs. "God is in Control" won her a Dove for Song of the Year and is a wonderful anthem of faith. "The Warrior is a Child" is presented in its original recording. It might sound dated, but only slightly so, and I prefer this version of the classic over the one on "A Heart That Knows You."The rest of the album is a list of her best songs. From the praise songs "We Will Glorify," "We Bow Down," "He is Exalted," and "Lamb of God" to recent radio hits "Faithful Friend," "I Am Not Afraid Anymore," and "Run to You," it's all here. Looking at the list, I am hard pressed to name a song that should have been included that wasn't. And I definitely can't name a song that doesn't belong.I haven't listened to Twila's music much in the last couple of years, but this CD has reminded me why I used to love it. It's inspired me to dig out the old CD's and give them another listen.This album is perfect for the casual fan that wants to get her best songs in one place. Committed fans will also love having these gems collected and will want to hear the three new songs. You can't go wrong with this collection."
Over 74 minutes spanning two decades of inspired songwriting
Mark Baker | 09/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The ultimate collection of classic pop tunes, hymns and three new tracks. For most fans the question will be is it worth buying for the three new tracks. I think it is. For some reason even the old tracks sound "newer" here even though I believe they are all the original recordings (partly may be for me because I had some early recordings on *old* cassettes only.) The three new tracks are produced by Mark Hammond (Cindy Morgan, Nichole Nordeman), and as the first reviewer states does have a more "mature pop" sound which well suits Twila's songs and voice, a bit different than Charlie Peacock's production on "True North".It's hard to say which are the best tracks since these are all "greatest hits". It is interesting to hear how her sound has changed from "Warrior is a Child" to "Run To You" and the new tracks. The older songs definitely sound "80'ish" but are timeless regardless of their production. And her lyrics continue to praise and inspire as always:"You hold me through sparks and shadows/You sing me awake/When night falls and my thoughts wonder/You stay/I love the way""