(4 out of 5 stars)
"An anointed renowned vocalist, Vanessa Bell Armstrong truly shined on this album. The R&B flavor of this album was ahead of its time in terms of production quality and its blend of traditional gospel and mainstream r&B. The songs "Pressing On", "You Bring Out The Best In Me" and "Living For You", could have easily been played on urban radio without anyone batting an eye. Lyrically vague at first listen, these songs contained funk grooves that were comparable to the secular contemporary music of the time. However, when one listened to the lyrics, the Christian message was certainly in effect and noone can deny the anointing in Vanessa's voice. "The Denied Stone", a powerful inspirational song, is my favorite track on this album. Released in '87, this album is a timeless classic. Along with her most recent Live in Detroit CD, these recordings display Vanessa Bell Armstrong at her best."
One Of Jive's Best
Queen Dee | Minden , Louisiana | 04/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Vanessa Bell Armstrong 1987 Self Titled Cd Is Awesome,There Is Something On There For Everybody,Whether You Are In The Church, Or Out In The World!!!
"You Bring Out The Best In Me","Always","Living For You" Are Songs You Dedicate Or Play For Your Lover!!!
It's Ok To Date And Be In The Church,But Keep It Holy With Your Pants Up & Dresses Down!!!
"Don't Turn Your Back","The Denied Stone",In Everybodys Lives We All Have Our Ups & Downs!!!
You Say "I Wanna Be Ready",Well,"Pressing On","Learn To Love" Are Good Songs To Work Out To!!!"