Beauty For Ashes
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Beauty For Ashes

August 26, 2010

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Song Title
The Beauty of the Cross
It's Heaven
People Get Ready...Jesus Is Coming
Lion and the Lamb
Beauty For Ashes
In Return
God's Been Good To Me
Seasons Change
Healing Oil

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  • Original Release Date: September 23, 1996
  • Label: Metro One Inc
  • Copyright: 2011 Metro One Inc
  • Total Length: 44:35
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,532 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
If you are new to Christian music, you have to try "Beauty for Ashes" by Crystal Lewis. Christian music's best kept secret will without a doubt have an impact on you.

I have been a great admirer of Crystal Lewis since her first Spanish release "Recuerda".

The songs on "Beauty for Ashes" bring messages of hope and joy, especially in times of depression and sadness. There were, and still are, times in my life where i needed encouragement. "Seasons Change" & "Beauty for Ashes" are two songs I will never forget.

On another note, Lewis has received many accolades for her project.

"People Get Ready...Jesus is Comin'" was named the #1 song of 1996 by CCM & CRR and was nominated for "song of the year" at the 1998 Dove Awards. It recently made the Top 100 songs of the decade, a chart compiled by CCM radio, coming in at #4. "Beauty for Ashes", the song featuring Ron Kenoly, was awarded the 1997 ASCAP "song of the year" award and also made the TOP 100 songs of the decade, coming in at #58. The upbeat groove "God's Been Good to Me", along with "People Get Ready...", "Beauty for Ashes", & "The Beauty of the Cross", were all #1 hits on Christian radio. "Beauty for Ashes" also earned Crystal the 1998 Dove Award for "female vocalist of the year" and "best Spanish album" for her Spanish version of Beauty for Ashes, "La Belleza de la Cruz".

In all honesty, Crystal will become your favorite artist in no time!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beauty for Ashes June 29, 2003
By Omagus
Format:Audio CD
This is Crystal Lewis' pinnacle album. On the albums before this one, Lewis had been attempting to be an R&B diva. Through no fault of her own, that was not a successful endeavor. She certainly had the voice for it, but she was not surrounded with music people who were well-versed in that musical genre (it wasn't until Out of Eden dropped LOVIN' THE DAY that a Christian artist treated R&B properly).

On BEAUTY FOR ASHES however, Crystal Lewis decided to head towards the middle of the road, and it paid great dividends. In 1996, no one in Contemporary Christian Music had a voice that could match Lewis' and combined with simple, yet strong messages of faith, she was able to release a masterpiece. "Beauty for Ashes" and "People Get Ready, Jesus is Coming" are probably the best-known tracks, the former combing her siren-like vocals with Ron Kenoly's gospel trained voice. My favorite, however, is probably "God's Been Good to Me" because of its funkier and more upbeat sound.

In my opinion, Crystal Lewis has not been able to match this album with any of her later releases, but that's okay. She's changed and matured to a different sound, but I'll always have BEAUTY FOR ASHES.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beauty for ashes is def. one you cant put down. January 9, 2000
Format:Audio CD
crystal lewis's track "beauty for ashes" is the best c.d. I ever purchased. the minute that I listened to her, I felt a tremendous positive energy running through me.her songs uplift the spirit of god and tell to all how great god really is! with her beautiful voice, and the lyrics that she speaks, I would def. suggest to anybody who is looking for a great christian artist, to pick up this track and listen to her music. I guarantee the second that you listen to her, and her music, you will never be able to get enough of it!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
I may be a little impartial to the music of Crystal Lewis. It is due to her music that I am now saved. Without her music, I would still be in the world doing everything my way. The wrong way. I have all of her music. Beauty for Ashes is inspired by the Beauty of The Lord's blessing on Crystal. It shines through for all to see. I put the cd in and hit play and repeat. The cd plays over and over and over. I listen to it as I fall asleep and it is playing as I wake up each day. I have over 200 Christian cd's, this is the best by far.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You can tell she really loves Christ August 5, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Wow, Crystal Lewis did a great job on this cd. You can tell that she really loves The Lord Jesus .

I remeber listening to Healing oil on a human video and really loving the song before I got this cd. People get ready is a really awesome song also. God bless her.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST OF THE BEST!!! March 14, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
this c.d is my favorite of crystal lewis!it's alot better than all of her other c.d's! "the Lion and the lamb" is my favorite song on this c.d,it's so powerful and every time I hear it I want to cry!alot of the other songs including,"beauty for ashes", and "people get ready" are also awesome songs. I'd recommend this c.d to anyone! it's a MUST buy!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Played it Again and Again February 28, 2002
Format:Audio CD
This was such a touching and encouraging cd. I was going through some tough times in my life, and God really ministered to me through this cd. The song Seasons Change is an appropriate reminder that we can make it through...things will indeed get better, and that God has all the answers. Crystal shows off her great vocal skills, and this is one cd that you probably won't get tired of hearing. Go ahead and make the'll be glad you did.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A PRESCIOUS GIFT FROM GOD!!!!!! March 30, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I am not much into listening to female singers but I heard "PEOPLE GET READY" on K-Love and fell absolutely in love with the song so naturally I had to find out who sang it and then buy it.I am so glad I did .The entire cd is awesome.The music is sooooo different and you can tell Crystal is definately filled with Jesus.She has been blessed with an awesome voice with superb lyrics (especially with the versus taken right from the Bible) and music.Crystals voice is very ryhthemy and bluesy.I was overwhelmed on how well she can sustain notes.She's amazing and very gifted.All the songs are great but another one that is better than most is Healing Oil.Give this cd a try it's wonderful and God inspired .It makes you think.
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5.0 out of 5 stars way to go amazon
this simplest of cd's is everything I needed. It not only contained the song but the high and low tunees of beuty for ashes for soloist or duet
Published 8 days ago by RONALD BURTON COLBERT
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cd and love Beauty for Ashes song
This was still in original sealed package.
I had the cassette tape and was glad I could get the CD
CD arrived safely in clever up-cycled re purposed shipping materials... Read more
Published 15 days ago by Edith
4.0 out of 5 stars Christmas gift.
It was one of the gifts I gave to my granddaughter for Christmas present. She will be getting a CD player for her Birthday
Published 3 months ago by Cora McMahon
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT PRAISE MUSIC
Published 3 months ago by EILEEN
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Sister gifted with a voice
Crystal sings to the Lord on high and I can sense her longing to do his will. Very inspirational. I love listening to her.
Published 4 months ago by Michael C. White
5.0 out of 5 stars Her best set of recordings
This had been a favorite in our household for years, Somehow we lost the cd, so I had to replace it.
Published 6 months ago by Jerry
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Owned this CD years ago and somehow it disappeared. Wonderfully gifted artist!!! Powerful voice and I love the contemporary and relevant content of her music.
Published 7 months ago by Athomas Palmer
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful
Crystal has produced great music over the years. This one is amazing. It is one of my favorites, listen to it and find out for yourself. It will truly bless you.
Published 7 months ago by Debbie J. Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars Music
I love this album!!! My dad let me barrow his before he passed and I never returned it, while it got scratched so I had to buy another one.
Published 7 months ago by Desiree Vandyke
5.0 out of 5 stars Hit Album
This is one of Crystal's best, if not THE best CD of her career. The title song is a duet with Ron Kenoly, the acclaimed worship leader, and this song topped the Christian... Read more
Published 11 months ago by PAblondie
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