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Anything Worth Saying

Aaron ShustAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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Hardships generally produce sorrow and heartache, but sometimes there’s unexpected joy in life’s trials for those who are willing to look. Just ask Aaron Shust. The past few years have been an emotional rollercoaster for the father of three young sons, yet amongst the challenges there have been miracles with each trial and tribulation. Each crisis led the Centricity Music ... Read more in Amazon's Aaron Shust Store

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  • Audio CD (August 23, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Brash Music
  • ASIN: B000A2H87Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,016 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Aaron sang his first solo in church when he was 4, started playing piano when he was 7, wrote his first song at 10, and picked up the guitar at 14. He studied music in college and loves to hear people worship God from the depths of their hearts, whether he's leading them from a piano or guitar or with a full band. Hailing from Perimeter Church in Atlanta, Shust has led worship there since 2000. He also leads folks of all ages in worship at retreats, camps, conferences, local ministries, and church plants both domestically and overseas. This is his first album. "This is a great record. Halfway through every song I found myself singing along" - Ed Roland, Collective Soul. "...With his passion, his heart, musicianship, and enthusiasm about worship, he is a great new talent" - Billy Smiley, WhiteHeart.

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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Something Worth Hearing April 25, 2006
Format:Audio CD
This last weekend, I went to a concert where Aaron Shust was the opening act. I hadn't heard of him before, but I was impressed enough to buy this CD.

Aaron spent four years as the worship pastor at a church in Atlanta. This shows through on the CD. The focus is most certainly on God, with several songs that could easily be used in a church service.

"Matchless" is a great upbeat song praising the name Jesus Christ now as a warm up for eternity. "Glory to You" could easily be a call to worship with a chorus that states "The reason we're here and the reason we sing/is to thank You oh God and give praise to the King/We lift our hands and we lift our eyes and we sing/You are holy."

A couple of the songs have familiar themes of surrender. For example, "Give it All Away" says "All of my plans, all of my dreams, I lay them down before your feet." Easy to say but hard to do. On the other hand, "More then Wonderful" is refreshingly honest when it admits "And although it seems at times it all means nothing to me/You've got to know that I love You/You've got to know that I need You."

The highlight of the album is "My Savior My God," the first single released to radio. Aaron took an old, forgotten hymn he discovered and gave it a new melody and chorus. It's a fun song with a building passion and a great statement of faith.

While the CD lists twelve tracks, two of them are under a minute each. The CD opens with "Give Me Words," a prayer that Aaron feels will be one day become a full song, but he wanted to share it with us now. "In Your Name" is a slower version of the bridge from "Matchless." I wasn't sure about it the first couple times through, but it works well as a transition into the final song, "One Day.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Authentic December 9, 2005
Format:Audio CD
First of all let me say that this doesn't get five stars because I reserve 5 stars for things like Luther's "A Mighty Fortress" and other works that have stood the test of time. You know what I am talking about, Aaron. What I do know is that the music found on this album honestly, accurately, and authentically represents the heart of Aaron Shust. This music is not contrived. I have heard better voices and witnessed better guitar playing ability, but Aaron, with his rich vocals and able song-writing, offers us something that we can easily hang our hearts on and sing at the top of our lungs. The lyrics are reverant and well-directed. The tunes are memorable. The songs teach about God's character and nature. I met Aaron a couple of years ago at a camp where he led music and as a youth director I took some kids from the church. I don't know Aaron well, but what I saw of him and the way he brought people before the Throne gives creedence to and validates his music. I doubt that he cares what you may or may not think about his abilities. In fact I would venture to say that if you are buying the album to hear him, he would rather you not buy it. If you do buy this album (which I recommend) may your listening turn to praise.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MUSIC FOR GOD September 16, 2005
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Aaron Shust has broken into a very difficult industry with an album that can only be described as phenomenal. Not flashy - phenomenal. As a matter of fact, this one will fall under the radarscopes of many Christian music watchers, because they're looking for something that stands out from the crowd in a spectacular way, that they can add smoke and lights to and draw a big crowd. And what Aaron offers is heart. He does it in a way that is moving, poetic, sometimes big, sometimes quiet - but always honest. The kind of music God enjoys.

Sometimes Aaron is acoustical, sometimes electronic; sometimes he reminds you of a funky Beatles song or 70's rock n' roll; sometimes he's got a lot of percussion and a strong beat; sometimes he adds the female vocals of Candi Pearson - he mixes it up. But always, always the sound is heartfelt and honest. He's not playing this music for you and me, like it or not. He's playing it the way David danced before the Lord. He's playing it for the King. But he's letting you and me listen in, and join in, hopefully. That's worship.

You know, I don't know if God boogies, or even if He dances. My guess is He does because David did, and he was imitating God just like we're supposed to do, and he did that in the Spirit. Anyhow, if God does dance, I'll bet He's dancing to Aaron's music. If you play this in your worship time - personal or otherwise - you'll rock. But then, at other times, you'll float. It's that kind of album. My personal favorite is track 4, "Let the People Praise," which Aaron almost didn't include because he thought it might not be good enough. I think it's the best one on the album. All the songs will help you worship God better. And He'll dig that.

Waitsel Smith
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Highs and Lows, but overall worth buying August 19, 2006
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Aaron Shust is a former worship team leader from Atlanta , GA who has burst onto the CCM scene with the hit "My Savior, My God." Anything Worth Saying is worth hearing.

Anything Worth Saying opens with Give Me Words. Just as you're drawn into it, it ends. A 17 second snippet of a song to open an album? It's a strange choice. Loved the 17 seconds, but it leaves you unsatisfied. Fortunately, the second track, Glory To You is strong and almost four minutes of producer Dan Hannon on a grungy guitar with a catchy hook from Shust. The hook drives this and many other songs on the CD, and Aaron seems to have a knack for them. Matchless features more excellent guitar work and a current sound, which may be why Aaron was signed. The chorus is pretty basic and repeats over and over again, but it is catchy.

There's an innocence throughout this album. You get the sense that it's not written from some deep, dark place crying out to the Lord, but from a high, a thankfulness for a life untouched by tragedy. Nowhere is this more evident than on Stillness, a very strong track. You get the sense that Shust is not drowning and grasping, but is GROWING in the Lord and longs to be with Him as a beloved. Stillness is absolutely lovely, and shows a beautiful heart.

Aaron has a "Chris Tomlin" feel on More Wonderful, that's a supreme compliment as Chris really was the trailblazer in this style. Change the Way showcases Aaron's pure voice and this song stands out as a radio track. Stand to Praise has lyrics based on Psalm 117, but they get a bit repetitive, as does the simple melody. His worship team experience shows here, though while this may go over well in a full congregation, for sheer listening quality it falls short.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome album, and so totally worthy of what he sings about...
Heard one song from this CD on the radio in the car and it grabbed me and shook me--you may guess which one--and once I heard the others, I realized his amazing musical talent for... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Tree sparrow
5.0 out of 5 stars best worship cd ever!
Love Aaron Shust...he is a brilliant writer, singer, and musician! One of the most underrated people in music...Christian or secular.
Published 7 months ago by Melissa Hale
5.0 out of 5 stars Aaron is truly a man after God's heart
I have bought all of Aaron's music. His voice is deep and powerful yet gentle and yearning. He is a wonderful man and truly after God's heart. He has an amazing gift!
Published 7 months ago by A. Monaco
4.0 out of 5 stars Mellow music with wonderful, God-focused lyrics
I love the sincerity I hear in this music-a God-loving heart, seeking God, and realizing HE is all we really need. The music is mellow. Read more
Published 9 months ago by A. Krause
5.0 out of 5 stars Aaron Shust - What a great singer songwriter
This cd is awesome. I bought it for one song, and ended up liking the whole thing. What a positive upbeat cd.
Published 13 months ago by Kathy M. Mobley
5.0 out of 5 stars Aaron's best ever
A few years ago, when this project was first released, we listened to this CD over and over. It went missing so I ordered it again and am reminded all over again why we loved it... Read more
Published 16 months ago by C. Cramblet
4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD ALBUM
I enjoyed this album. It is very relaxing and inspiring music. The price is fair and it is good music.
Published 17 months ago by CMB
5.0 out of 5 stars love
great cd has all my fav sing he is a great artist !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and his music rocks !!!! i love it
Published 18 months ago by John F Garzon
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
This is one of my favorite CDs ever! Aaron Shust is a wonderful singer and song writer. I have all his CDs. Highly recommended!
Published 19 months ago by muzikadict
4.0 out of 5 stars good listening
Nice CD by a very talented artist, I like his Christian music, and I play it a lot of the time.
Published 20 months ago by Marita Hensel
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