Diamond in the Rough: The Jennifer Knapp Collection

A Diamond in the Rough: The Jennifer Knapp Collection

by Jennifer Knapp
     
 
This two-disc collection reportedly filled in a gap following the 2001 release of The Way I Am while Jennifer Knapp took an indefinite hiatus from recording and performing. And while it's difficult to deny that several previously unreleased demo versions on disc two are fillers, there is enough wealth spread throughout the 30 tracks to prove it a valuable

Overview

This two-disc collection reportedly filled in a gap following the 2001 release of The Way I Am while Jennifer Knapp took an indefinite hiatus from recording and performing. And while it's difficult to deny that several previously unreleased demo versions on disc two are fillers, there is enough wealth spread throughout the 30 tracks to prove it a valuable collection. Tracks on disc one were chosen by fans through an online selection process, giving core fans one more reason to designate it as a "must-have." Her catchiest ballads and midtempo rockers are all included -- from the vulnerable "Hold Me Now" to the Dixie Chicks-like "Diamond in the Rough." The strongest efforts are the lulling ballads like "Hold Me Now" and "Say Won't You Say"; her grit on the mid-paced hits almost annuls the affection and honesty of her slower numbers. The collaborations on disc two indicate that Knapp is branching out, with tracks featuring Grits, Audio Adrenaline, Michael Tait, Mac Powell (Third Day), and Nichole Nordeman. The stripped-down demos that fill the remainder go the opposite direction, serving as memory pieces with a look-how-far-she's-come hindsight. Newcomers may find that two versions of eight different songs aren't worth it, but the demos allow the intimate feel of Knapp's raw lyrics to shine through. Her ethereal voice spans the range of Dido, Sarah McLachlan, Sinéad O'Connor, and Dolores O'Riordan, admitting a sincere reflection of herself that can't help but question every facet of her spirituality and relationship with God.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/04/2003
Label:
Gotee Records
UPC:
0669447291428
catalogNumber:
72914

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jennifer Knapp   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Margaret Becker   Guest Appearance
Audio Adrenaline   Guest Appearance
Michael Tait   Guest Appearance
Nichole Nordeman   Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Shawn Colvin   Composer
Audio Adrenaline   Arranger
Todd Collins   Producer
John Leventhal   Composer
Toby McKeehan   Executive Producer,Quotes Researched & Compiled
Mike T.   Quotes Researched & Compiled
Stacy Jones   Composer
Tony McAnany   Producer
Otto Price   Composer
Sean T   Quotes Researched & Compiled
Mark Stuart   Producer
Jennifer Knapp   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Patrick H.   Quotes Researched & Compiled
Traditional   Composer
Bill S.   Quotes Researched & Compiled
Teron Carter   Composer,Producer
Joey Elwood   Executive Producer
Marc Byrd   Composer,Producer
Kene "Ghost" Bell   Producer
Stephanie D.   Quotes Researched & Compiled

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