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This Is Your Time
Michael W Smith
This Is Your Time
Genres: Pop, Christian
  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #1

Michael W. Smith laid the foundation for his career back in the mid-1980s with a strong appeal and focus on the youth of America. Perhaps it should surprise few that this latest release, This Is Your Time, appears headed i...  more »


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All Artists: Michael W Smith
Title: This Is Your Time
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 4
Label: Reunion
Original Release Date: 11/23/1999
Release Date: 11/23/1999
Genres: Pop, Christian
Styles: Adult Contemporary, Pop & Contemporary
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 602341004121

Michael W. Smith laid the foundation for his career back in the mid-1980s with a strong appeal and focus on the youth of America. Perhaps it should surprise few that this latest release, This Is Your Time, appears headed in that direction. Whether it's the return to Smitty's keyboard-driven, high-energy pop (thanks to coproducer Bryan Lenox, who also worked on Smith's Go West Young Man) or the lyrical preoccupation with young people finding their way in a troubled world, the release takes a page from some previous glories. The title track is the most gripping, a moving tribute to those students slain at the Columbine High School tragedy. Some of Smitty's best work here comes in the quieter pieces, such as "I Will Be Your Friend," "She Walks with Me," and "Anna." And again, he can rev it up with the anthemic "Hey You It's Me" and "I Still Have the Dream." But other than the pensive "Everybody Free," we see few signs of the mature and seasoned songwriting from the magnificent Live the Life release. One has to wonder why Smitty broke off the path to brilliance. --Michael Lyttle Actual Track Listing: 1. Rince De 2. Hey You It's Me 3. Worth It All 4. I Will Be Your Friend 5. This Is Your Time 6. I Will Carry You 7. She Walks With Me 8. Reach Out To Me 9. I Still Have The Dream 10. I'm Gone 11. Anna 12. Everybody Free 13. This Is Your Time (Reprise)

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Heather J. (Bixie23) from ORLANDO, FL
Reviewed on 6/20/2007...
Typical MWS--Contemporary Christian pop with strong vocals. Includes This Is Your Time, written for one of the victims of the shooting at Columbine High School.
Erica F. from GILBERT, AZ
Reviewed on 2/23/2007...
Case has a small crack. CD has only been used a few times.

CD Reviews

Smitty At His Best On This Is Yor Time!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Michael W. Smith's newest release, This Is Your Time, is, in my opinion, Smitty's best CD ever (along with his 1998 Live The Life release). A variety of musical contrasts abound on This Is Your Time; from the calming, Celtic-like "Rince De", to the driving and motivational "Worth It All". Hats off to Smitty for the title track, "This Is Your Time", the best one on the CD (and Smitty's best song ever-along with "Live The Life"). Along with "This Is Your Time", my favorites were: "Worth It All", a driving song about how being a Christian is worth more than anything, truly "Worth It All". I also enjoyed the soft pop sounds of "I Will Be Your Friend", "I Will Carry You", and "Everybody Free". The pleading (and rocking) "Reach Out To Me" is also an excellent song, exploring new musical ground for Smitty. The catchy and plain fun "I Still Have The Dream" was a special treat, and sure to please crowds with its rocking, guitar-driven energy. The two love songs written for Smitty's wife "Hey You It's Me" and "I'm Gone" are also a pleasure to listen to and show Smitty's devotion to his wife (something needed in today's divorce-prone culture)! The two songs for two of Smitty's children "She Walks With Me" and "Anna" are also well done and sure to be heartstring pullers, along with the final track "This Is Your Time (Reprise), an insturmental tribute to Cassie Bernall. Smitty tells us in this record to "live every moment leave nothing to chance...", encouraging us to "live the life" for Christ, for we do not know what tomorrow will bring. Overall, This Is Your Time is the best CD I have ever heard, musically, and, most importantly spriritually, with Michael W. Smith sending a clear Christian message of peace, love, hope and encouragement."
One Of Smitty's Best Albums
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Some people have criticized this album for mixing Christianity with pop music, but others have complained that it needs to be more Christ-centered. Go figure. It just goes to show that it's impossible to please everybody. Maybe if the critics would be quiet long enough they would realize that this is, in fact, a flat-out excellent CD that compares favorably to any other Smitty album. The title track is so powerful it can give you chills, and will no doubt be an all-time classic. Only a zombie could not be moved by it. The rest of the CD, for the most part, takes on a slightly less serious mode, mixing bouncy, danceable, pop-rock tracks like "Worth It All" and "I Still Have The Dream" with peaceful and often sweet ballads like "She Walks With Me" and "Everybody Free". Smith includes several songs inspired by his family and friends, and I see this as a positive thing, that his thoughts are devoted to his loved ones instead of his career like many artists. Our society could certainly use Smitty's encouragement to love our spouses and children deeply. There are elements of MWS's past albums in this project, making any Smitty fan almost certain to love "This Is Your Time". If for some reason you didn't like Smith in the past, it's not likely you'll embrace the album; however, if you're unfamilar with his music, by all means give this album a chance. You would be very pleasantly surprised, because this is pop music at its best."