Beauty Has Grace

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Having been called the Christian Christina Aguilera in the past, CCM pop artist Jaci Velasquez moves on from such saccharine comparisons on the indie rock-inflected Beauty Has Grace. Sounding more like ex-Mazzy Star vocalist Hope Sandoval than any teen pop diva, Velasquez seems more influenced by such alternative rock acts as Ivy and the Cardigans on her sixth English-language release. As much of modern Christian rock has attempted to more closely mirror the aesthetics of the secular music world, one might cynically view Velasquez's move to a more rock-oriented sound as a play to score fans of such faux-punk-pop stars as Ashlee Simpson and Avril Lavigne. However, as ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Having been called the Christian Christina Aguilera in the past, CCM pop artist Jaci Velasquez moves on from such saccharine comparisons on the indie rock-inflected Beauty Has Grace. Sounding more like ex-Mazzy Star vocalist Hope Sandoval than any teen pop diva, Velasquez seems more influenced by such alternative rock acts as Ivy and the Cardigans on her sixth English-language release. As much of modern Christian rock has attempted to more closely mirror the aesthetics of the secular music world, one might cynically view Velasquez's move to a more rock-oriented sound as a play to score fans of such faux-punk-pop stars as Ashlee Simpson and Avril Lavigne. However, as Velasquez enters her twenties, it makes sense that her own taste in music would mature, and given the sheer quality of these songs -- the best of which were co-penned by Velasquez -- one can only assume that this was an organic and positive change. Similarly, the Christian themes running through the album prove Velasquez has stayed true to her CCM roots while making an album any fan of melodic alternative pop could enjoy regardless of his or her spiritual leanings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/3/2005
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 080688633721
  • Catalog Number: 886337
  • Sales rank: 341,728

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm Not Looking Down (3:47)
  2. 2 With All My Soul (3:59)
  3. 3 Prayer to Love (4:08)
  4. 4 Lay It Down (4:01)
  5. 5 Something Beautiful (3:28)
  6. 6 Tonight (3:52)
  7. 7 When You Hold Me (3:19)
  8. 8 Reason to Believe (4:35)
  9. 9 Supernatural (3:31)
  10. 10 This Love (4:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jaci Velasquez Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Javier Solís Drums
David Angell Violin
Michael Clarke Background Vocals
David Davidson Violin
Anthony LaMarchina Cello
Kristin Wilkinson Viola
Christer Jansson Percussion, Drums
Mark Lusk Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Soloist
Claes Björklund Synthesizer, Electric Guitar
Martin Terefe Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Percussion, Piano, Drums, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Wurlitzer, Juno
Abel Orta Bass
Ian Fitchuk Piano, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Nathaniel Chan Electric Guitar
Andreas Olsson Synthesizer, Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar, Mellotron, Beat Box, Synthesizer Bass, Wurlitzer
Technical Credits
Brian White Composer
Hunter Davis Composer
Chris Eaton Composer
Michael Clarke Composer
David Davidson String Arrangements
Richard Dodd Mastering
Chris Faulk Composer
Steve Hindalong Composer
Jaci Velasquez Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, Audio Production
Kelly Pribble Engineer
Jeremy Bose Composer
Brian Lee Composer
Dionicio R. Lopez Producer, Executive Producer
Jacquire King Engineer
Claes Björklund Programming
Martin Terefe Composer, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Marc Byrd Composer
Nathaniel Chan Engineer
Andreas Olsson Programming, Engineer, drum programming
Andy Hunt Vocal Engineer
George Tandero Engineer
Chad Howat Composer
Don Poythress Composer
Dion Lopez Audio Production
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