I first heard these ladies live and in person in 1998 during Heritage Keepers' Indianapolis conference, and have been a fan ever since. This album is very, very different from "Steady On", which seemed to use more acoustic instruments and came out more country-rock in style. Here the rock numbers are more pop-girl-group flavored, particularly on "By Heart" and "Something So Good," but catchy and hummable nonetheless. "Begin With Me" shows that these girls can ROCK, and "Free Indeed" is a pleasant stroll. But the songs that soar--the ones that truly take me to the throne and make this album worth owning are the ones that are mostly slower, such as "You'll Never Walk Alone," "Blue Skies", "Praise Forevermore," and "Yes, I Believe." They are perfect to listen to on both good and bad days when I need something substantial to keep me on an even keel. And believe it or not, that includes the final track as well. Those have criticized it need to re-read Romans 8 where we are told that the Spirit intercedes for us. This is a song where He will do that for you, if you will just let Him. I have lived through some highs AND lows in the two months I've had this CD. Trust me on this--pray before hitting Track 11 and then sing along with the girls. He will not let you down. There's much, much more to this song than meets our frail eyes and ears. Enjoy this one. These ladies have been at the top of their game ever since Steady On!
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