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Smell the Color 9
Chris Rice
Smell the Color 9
Genres: Pop, Christian
 
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Chris Rice's third release, Smell The Color 9, certainly confirms his place among the most talented songwriters in the Christian pop music world. His Everyman persona is once again played out well in songs like "Questions ...  more »

     
   
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All Artists: Chris Rice
Title: Smell the Color 9
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 10/31/2000
Release Date: 10/31/2000
Genres: Pop, Christian
Styles: Adult Contemporary, Pop & Contemporary, Rock & Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074646147429

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Chris Rice's third release, Smell The Color 9, certainly confirms his place among the most talented songwriters in the Christian pop music world. His Everyman persona is once again played out well in songs like "Questions for Heaven" and "The Face of Christ," where the songs' characters realize divine presence in the most mundane details of life. As in so many numbers on Deep Enough to Dream and Past the Edges, Rice's characters pose questions to the Creator that we all struggle with but seldom seem to ask. Yet the doubts are always driven by a deep desire to experience God as Rice sings in the title track ("I would take no for an answer / Just to hear you speak"). Additionally, the silky-smooth production from Monroe Jones gives Rice's tunes an almost wistful quality here, especially on the haunting ballad "Belong" and the gentle "Home Tonight." Rice now brings more styles into his music, but it's the straight songwriting skills that continue to shine so bright. --Michael Lyttle

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Smell 5 stars?
John Larsen | Norway | 03/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the second album I bought from one of my favorite artist - I it did not dissappoint! Chris Rice keeps up the good lyrics and catchy melodies. I must say that I liked "Deep enough to dream" a little bit better, but this is absolutely worth 5 stars(maybe 4,8 - but it's 5). The songs I remember the best is the two first, "questions to heaven" and "smell the color 9".Run to the store... (or press, "add to cart") - you have nothing to loose!"
Delightfully Catchy
Lee Armstrong | Winterville, NC United States | 04/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I read that Chris Rice is the son of Christian bookstore owners in Maryland. His 3rd release for Michael W. Smith's Rocketown label is an excellent set of tunes. His upbeat message is framed with such musical skill that his catchy melodies appeal to people of all faiths. The opener "Questions for Heaven" seems to have a musical circus atmosphere that perfectly matches Richard Borge's stunning cover art as Rice asks numerous questions about which many have wondered. "Face of Christ" is an amazing track with an expansive melody and Rice's moving vocals, "See you had no choice which day you would be born or the color of your skin or what planet you'd be on; Would your mind be strong, would your eyes be blue or brown, whether daddy would be rich or if momma stuck around at all; So if you find yourself in a better place, you can't look down on the frown on the other guy's face." The other tracks are also excellent from the nutty lighthearted "Sailing With Russell" where Rice does sound a lot like James Taylor to the amazing "Somebody's Watchin'." This is another excellent release from a great musical artist. Bravo!"