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Barnes & Noble - Lisa Zhito
Every now and then an artist comes out of left field with something so pure, it breaks through the clutter of new releases by virtue of its sheer honesty. With the first spare, a capella strains of the opening track, "Conversations," it's evident that Sara Groves is such an artist. Groves wrote each of the 13 stunning songs offered here, and the organic musicality and lyric simplicity of her pristine, piano-based compositions establish her as an extraordinary songwriter, one whose popcraft deserves comparisons to Shawn Colvin. Her simple yet clear vocals provide the perfect vehicle for lyrics that artfully condense complex issues into a few trenchant words. Case in point:...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Lisa Zhito
Every now and then an artist comes out of left field with something so pure, it breaks through the clutter of new releases by virtue of its sheer honesty. With the first spare, a capella strains of the opening track, "Conversations," it's evident that Sara Groves is such an artist. Groves wrote each of the 13 stunning songs offered here, and the organic musicality and lyric simplicity of her pristine, piano-based compositions establish her as an extraordinary songwriter, one whose popcraft deserves comparisons to Shawn Colvin. Her simple yet clear vocals provide the perfect vehicle for lyrics that artfully condense complex issues into a few trenchant words. Case in point: "Generations," which tackles the rather heavy idea that every decision we make has repercussions for years to come. Groves's delicate handling really brings the message to heart. Likewise, "The Word" describes a Christian's often laughable attempts to find God through every new workbook, devotional, or passing fad, while the Bible collects dust on the shelf. As any songwriter will tell you, it's darned hard to make something look this easy, yet Groves pulls it off. Finally, an artist without artifice -- it's what Christian music has been waiting for.
All Music Guide - Ashleigh Kittle
In the spring of 2001, INOTOF Records released Minnesota singer and songwriter Sara Groves' project Conversations. Previously issued independently, the album is a combination of CCM, acoustic folk, and inspirational. An element of Groves' music, which can be compared to fellow CCM artist Nichole Nordeman, is the honesty and vulnerability she communicates lyrically. Songs such as "How Is It Between Us" and "Hello Lord" address the issue of distance in her relationship with God, while "Generations" examines the consequences of present actions on future events. The project also includes a live recording of the song "Tent in the Center of Town."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/20/2001
  • Label: Word Entertainment
  • UPC: 696998541047
  • Catalog Number: 886121

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Conversations
  2. 2 How Is It Between Us
  3. 3 Generations
  4. 4 Hello Lord
  5. 5 This Journey Is My Own
  6. 6 What Do I Know
  7. 7 Cave Of Adullum
  8. 8 Know My Heart
  9. 9 Going Home
  10. 10 He's Always Been Faithful
  11. 11 Painting Pictures Of Egypt
  12. 12 The Word
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sara Groves Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Keith Compton Engineer
Greg Lewis String Arrangements
Nate Sabin Producer, Engineer
Hank Williams Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Thinkers music

    I must blame the album "Conversations" for, what has become, a personal quest for real understanding of my Christian experience. While many of the things we accept and walk-out are based on faith that is beyond human reasoning, there is an aspect of Christianity that requires genuine thought. This album is a phenominal example of that. For me, this album has become an impetus for my own desire to change... to truly understand my Christian experience with my head as well as my heart. As Sara so aptly puts it, generations will reap what we sow. So, we must allow music of this magnitude to take us beyond cursory emotional & auditory responses, into a relationship with God that is a reflection of the the Father beckoning us ("deep calleth unto deep...") into His depths of glory, wisdom, knowledge and understanding, finding "God's truth" in all things. Thank you, Troy and Sara. You're both truly a blessing to the body of Christ.

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