Diamond

Diamond

by Jaci Velasquez
     
 

Jaci Velasquez's 2008 release Love Out Loud found the worship singer eschewing the Brit-pop influence that served as the core of her previous album, Beauty Has Grace, in place of the more glossy, radio-friendly sound that brought the 32-year-old her greatest successes. But for her newest full-length, Diamond (and…  See more details below

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Jaci Velasquez's 2008 release Love Out Loud found the worship singer eschewing the Brit-pop influence that served as the core of her previous album, Beauty Has Grace, in place of the more glossy, radio-friendly sound that brought the 32-year-old her greatest successes. But for her newest full-length, Diamond (and her first for indie label Inpop), Velasquez attempts to split the difference between the two sides of her modern musical personality. For the CCM lovers, there's straightforward fare like "Give Them Jesus" and the languid, piano-driven album closer "Good Morning Sunshine." And for those who like a little grit, the blasts of horn and swaggering beat of "Girl" and the soulful "Stay" give listeners plenty to chew on. Combined, the result is a somewhat jarring listening experience, jumping from feather-light pop to blasting to the cheap seats drama rock. In that respect, Diamond feels a little too self-conscious, too concerned about what the commercial prospects of the album would be rather than making a bold artistic statement. There's no denying the power and effect of many of the songs here, but Velasquez would likely have much more impact if she were to go further out on a limb. ~ Robert Ham

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/07/2012
Label:
Inpop
UPC:
0804147160920
catalogNumber:
71609

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jaci Velasquez   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
David Davidson   Strings
Mike Payne   Guitar,Electric Guitar
David Angel   Strings
Ron Robinson   Guitar
Chris Bevins   Percussion,Piano,Keyboards,Synthesizer Bass
Michelle Swift   Background Vocals
Nic Gonzales   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Josh Gonzales   Bass
Jason Barton   Background Vocals
Craig Swift   Keyboards,Saxophone,Background Vocals,Synthesizer Bass
Leif Shires   Trumpet
Garth Justice   Drums
Tommy Lee   Bass
Eliot Torres   Percussion
Justin Carpenter   Trombone
Ben Cordonero   Drums

Technical Credits

John Glover   Composer
David Davidson   String Arrangements
Jaci Velasquez   Composer
Aaron Rice   Composer
Scott Davis   Composer
Ronnie Freeman   Composer
Andrew Mendelson   Mastering
Juan Carlos Rodriguez   Composer
Jill Paquette   Composer
Tony Lucido   Composer
Chris Bevins   Composer,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Barry Weeks   Composer
Tony Wood   Composer
Carl Cartee   Composer
Jason Barton   Composer
Chris Lockwood   Composer
Craig Swift   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Michael Farren   Composer
Daniel McCarthy   Layout
Brad Lyons   Composer
Chad Cates   Composer
Andrew Patton   Executive Producer

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