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All Music Guide - Jared Johnson
The made-for-congregation style of Matt Maher's Essential debut may sound very familiar. That lead track "Your Grace is Enough" first appeared on Chris Tomlin's landmark Arriving album four years earlier partially explains why. The exposure for the budding songwriter was a lift at the time, but now it poses a challenge to stepping forward on his own merit. Simply put, fans know the song in Tomlin's voice, not Maher's. And therein lies the paradox of Maher's identity: his music is on par with Tomlin, and even Matt Redman, but it sounds so much like them that listeners may not discover the true depth of his talents.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jared Johnson
The made-for-congregation style of Matt Maher's Essential debut may sound very familiar. That lead track "Your Grace is Enough" first appeared on Chris Tomlin's landmark Arriving album four years earlier partially explains why. The exposure for the budding songwriter was a lift at the time, but now it poses a challenge to stepping forward on his own merit. Simply put, fans know the song in Tomlin's voice, not Maher's. And therein lies the paradox of Maher's identity: his music is on par with Tomlin, and even Matt Redman, but it sounds so much like them that listeners may not discover the true depth of his talents.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/8/2008
  • Label: Essential
  • UPC: 083061085728
  • Catalog Number: 10857
  • Sales rank: 16,182

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Your Grace Is Enough (4:25)
  2. 2 Look Like a Fool (3:33)
  3. 3 For Your Glory (3:54)
  4. 4 As It Is in Heaven (4:09)
  5. 5 I Rejoice (4:14)
  6. 6 Maranatha (Come Again) (3:22)
  7. 7 Great Things (4:19)
  8. 8 Leave a Light On (4:48)
  9. 9 Shine Like the Son (3:13)
  10. 10 Unwavering (5:59)
  11. 11 Lay It Down (5:26)
  12. 12 Empty & Beautiful (7:15)
  13. 13 [CD-Rom Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Matt Maher Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar, Hammond Organ, Vocals
Dave Cleveland Electric Guitar
David Davidson Strings
Christine Dente Background Vocals
Kenny Greenberg Electric Guitar
Will Denton Percussion
Dan Needham Drums
Jerard Woods Vocals
Suzanne Young Background Vocals
LeAnne Palmore Vocals
Ed Cash Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Prague Symphony Orchestra Strings
Kenny Butler Electric Guitar
Jovaun Woods Vocals
Tony Lucido Bass
Ben Shive Keyboards
Christine Richardson Vocals
Alyssa Bonagura Background Vocals
Matt Pierson Bass
Technical Credits
Richard Dodd Mastering
Matt Maher Composer, Programming, Producer
Ed Cash Producer, Engineer
Tim Parker Art Direction
Chris Tomlin Composer
Brenton Brown Composer
Keith Power String Arrangements
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