Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain

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by Brandon Heath
     
 

In the world of contemporary Christian music, releasing an album that you could easily apply the descriptor "understated" to is a rare thing indeed. Yet that's just what Brandon Heath has done on his fourth full-length. In place of the brash histrionics and overwrought production that mark the work of so many of his peers, Heath keeps things tempered, only allowing… See more details below

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In the world of contemporary Christian music, releasing an album that you could easily apply the descriptor "understated" to is a rare thing indeed. Yet that's just what Brandon Heath has done on his fourth full-length. In place of the brash histrionics and overwrought production that mark the work of so many of his peers, Heath keeps things tempered, only allowing the dramatics to wander in for, well, dramatic effect. And the single most glaring moment of bombast actually works remarkably well. Over the course of the song "Dyin' Day," the singer/songwriter builds on a vision of inviting the broken and sinful among us into his home for dinner. It all builds to a rousing finish of string-soaked, distorted guitar and splashing cymbals. This is the song to incite the congregation to action. The rest of the album, though, feels downright muted in comparison to that one brief minute of action. Even the most radio-friendly near-rocker, "Jesus in Disguise," stays resolute with the chorus slinking in where most would have it explode upon the listeners. Heath sounds particularly great when he ratchets things way back, as on the alt-country-tinged title track and the folksy ode to his grandfather, "Paul Brown Petty." ~ Robert Ham

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/09/2012
Label:
Reunion
UPC:
0602341017121
catalogNumber:
10171
Rank:
68527

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brandon Heath   Primary Artist
Barry Bales   Upright Bass
Natalie Hemby   Background Vocals
Chris Leuzinger   Guitar
Jim Johnson   Steel Guitar
Deana Carter   Background Vocals
Dan Muckala   Keyboards,Background Vocals,Hammered Dulcimer
Thad Cockrell   Background Vocals
Adam Lester   Guitar
Adam Popik   Bass
Jessie Hale   Fiddle
Will Salles   Drums

Technical Credits

Barry Dean   Composer
Deana Carter   Composer
Beth Lee   Art Direction
Terry Hemmings   Executive Producer
F. Reid Shippen   Engineer
Dan Muckala   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Stu Garrard   Composer
Tim Parker   Art Direction
Thad Cockrell   Composer
Jason Ingram   Composer
Ross Copperman   Composer
Dave Barnes   Composer
Lee Thomas Miller   Composer
Brandon Heath   Composer
Luke Laird   Composer
Heather Morgan   Composer
Erik "Keller" Jahner   Engineer
Kelly Henderson   grooming
Joe Moralez   Composer

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