Diamond

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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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
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: 2/7/2012
  • Label: Inpop
  • UPC: 804147160920
  • Catalog Number: 71609

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Diamond (3:42)
  2. 2 Give Them Jesus (3:25)
  3. 3 The Sound Of Your Voice (3:50)
  4. 4 Stay (3:05)
  5. 5 Fall For You (3:31)
  6. 6 Con El Viento A Mi Favor (4:38)
  7. 7 Tell Me Again (3:37)
  8. 8 Girl (3:24)
  9. 9 Trust In You (3:16)
  10. 10 Guilt (3:53)
  11. 11 Good Morning Sunshine (4:39)
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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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