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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 1, 1996)
  • Original Release Date: October 1, 1996
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Alliance
  • ASIN: B000002036
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #370,715 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

The critically-acclaimed road warrior Pettis has released his fourth solo effort. David Miner was in the producer's chair for this one. Strong markets include Pierce's hometown of Atlanta, Nashville, New York, Austin, Boston and Florida.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 29, 2000
Format: Audio CD
The spirituality of the Christian gospel is, finally, an acid that no vessel can hold. It burns away all that is superficial and self-serving even while it nourishes that part of us that depends on something beyond ourselves that is true, beautiful, and good. True Christian spirituality faces up to the tragedies of our everyday life and somehow manages to find beauty and comfort in the midst of the suffering. Pierce Pettis's songs on "Making Light of It" bear this gospel well. The pain is there and so is the beauty--not to mention some wry humor. For world-weary Christians who find heaps of banal theology and cheap gimmickery in Contemporary Christian Music, there is needed tonic here. All the songs are memorable--most highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 14, 2000
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If the good news is an acid no vessel can hold finally, Pierce Pettis' songs bear it better than most anything I've heard in recent years. Phony religious piety is nowhere to be found here--the life of faith is a ragged business. Shame and sadness are the lot of us all. And yet, there is beauty and joy even in the struggle of contemporary life. Pettis' songs explore the full range of the emotions of faith and almost always with telling insight. The spirituality of this music is warm and inclusive. "Miriam" is beautiful homage to "one sure miracle, the faith of a little girl." "Absalom" is the haunting lamentation of a father who knows that he was the one who stole the innocence of his son. Mark Heard's "Satelite Sky," magnificently performed, sets a melancholy but hopeful tone that persists throughout the recording. All the songs on the disk are moving, warm, and beautiful.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kristen Stewart VINE VOICE on February 24, 2002
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Pierce Pettis is one of the most under-rated singer-songwriters in the world today, period. This album soars with songs listeners can't help but connect with. "My Life of Crime" is a study in parallels... "Depending on Gravity" captures the state of blossoming love... "Granddaddy..." is an instrumental song that transports you back in time... "You Move Me" even got covered by Garth Brooks...
Seeing Pierce Pettis play live is an amazing experience. But since he doesn't play within driving distance every weekend, owning this and his other cds enriches my cd collection.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sam Wise on March 6, 2000
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Like everyone else, I had to see Pierce Pettis live todiscover him. How is this man not being played on TV and Radio. He has a unique and memorable voice, and is a staggering guitar player. More importantly, he writes superb songs. Personal (Love's gonna Carry Me Home) eye opening (Absalom Absalom) humorous (Depending on Gravity) they are always moving and beautiful. Buy it now. If you like this album, visit my members page. I may have reveiwed other music you will ike but haven't heard.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 11, 1998
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This is a terrifice set, the second CD that I have purchased by Pierce Pettis (the first was "Chase the Buffalo"). Pierce has a perfect folk-singer voice . . . warm and personal. Song themes range from spiritual ("Miriam" and "Absalom, Absalom") to witty ("My Life of Crime"). The delivery is crisp, the musicianship excellent (Pierce is an extraordinary guitarist . . . check out "Granddaddy Blew the Whistle"). Most of all, the songs really do seem to come from a personal place (not unlike some of James Taylor's more personal songs). Indeed, many of the songs really moved me. I highly recommend this CD, or anything you can get your hands on by Pierce Pettis.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By dwood@dwood.com on August 22, 1999
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If you don't know of Pierce Pettis yet, you soon will. This is one of the best overall CDs I've heard in a long time. Moving lyrics, excellent musicianship, and magnificent original material set Pierce above the crowd. Simply, an excellent CD you'll listen to for years to come.
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