|Time Again: Amy Grant Live, Compact Disc [CD]|
By Amy Grant / Word Entertainment, Inc.
Only a few years into her burgeoning career, Amy Grant released two live albums showcasing her unique collection of genre-defying singer-songwriter tunes, folk-meets-gospel music. Twenty-five years later, Amy comes full circle with her third live album, weaving a delightful retrospective journey through a lifetime's accumulation of her most treasured songs.
Here's how my review begins:
At the risk of revealing too much about my age, ahem, let me say that I've been listening to Amy Grant since the beginning. And I've stayed with her through her many seasons: teenage CCM phenom, top 40 crossover queen, divorce and remarriage kerfuffle, and now mature mother of four with a Nashville symphony hall named after her and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Along the way there were television specials and movies, a short-lived reality show that Grant-ed "Three Wishes," and now a book contract for her memoirs. That's a lot of life with many peaks and some valleys, all lived in the public eye and dissected under a finely-tuned microscope. But through all the controversy and accolades, there was always the music.
Time Again is a worthy catalog of that music. But not so much of the life ...
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