Invisible Empires

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Produced by Steve Hindalong (Leeland, City on a Hill, Sixpence None the Richer), award-winning CCM singer/songwriter Sara Groves' tenth studio album, Invisible Empires, opens with "Miracles," a lush, slow-building, midtempo ballad that vaguely echoes Sarah McLachlan's "Possession." Blessed with a voice to match the ethereal music she conjures up, Groves' piano-based songs of love, redemption, and everyday trial and error seek a higher power, yet reside in the real world, which is something that has consistently set her apart from the rest of the CCM crowd since her 2001 debut. Her willingness to tackle subjects other than textbook worship clichés shines ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Produced by Steve Hindalong (Leeland, City on a Hill, Sixpence None the Richer), award-winning CCM singer/songwriter Sara Groves' tenth studio album, Invisible Empires, opens with "Miracles," a lush, slow-building, midtempo ballad that vaguely echoes Sarah McLachlan's "Possession." Blessed with a voice to match the ethereal music she conjures up, Groves' piano-based songs of love, redemption, and everyday trial and error seek a higher power, yet reside in the real world, which is something that has consistently set her apart from the rest of the CCM crowd since her 2001 debut. Her willingness to tackle subjects other than textbook worship clichés shines brightest when she chooses to merge the two, as she does on the soaring "Eyes on the Prize," which fuses a civil rights anthem into an uplifting call to non-violent, spiritual arms. Groves' penchant for capturing the cathartic weight of intimate moments is on full display here, and her winning melodies and effortless delivery only help to the sweeten the pot.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/18/2011
  • Label: Fair Trade Services
  • UPC: 736211599797
  • Catalog Number: 15997
  • Sales rank: 85,356

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Miracle (3:37)
  2. 2 Obsolete (3:42)
  3. 3 I'll Wait (3:51)
  4. 4 Scientists in Japan (4:51)
  5. 5 Open My Hands (3:17)
  6. 6 Precious Again (3:58)
  7. 7 Eyes on the Prize (4:43)
  8. 8 Without Love (4:13)
  9. 9 Right Now (0:48)
  10. 10 Mystery (4:07)
  11. 11 Finite (3:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sara Groves Primary Artist, Piano
Greg Nelson Choir, Chorus
David Davidson Violin
Steve Hindalong Percussion, Glockenspiel
Jeremy Bose Trumpet, French Horn
Stephen Leiweke Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Loops
Tyler Burkum Electric Guitar
Jill Phillips Background Vocals
Marc Byrd Electric Guitar
Ben Shive Keyboards
Kevin Thompson Choir, Chorus
William Nelson Choir, Chorus
Zach Miller Drums, Loops
Andy Gullahorn Background Vocals
Aaron Fabbrini Bass
Matt Slocum Cello
Daiquan Nelson Choir, Chorus
Khalil Thompson Choir, Chorus
Pastor Trevor Rubingh Choir, Chorus
Marlon Brightman Choir, Chorus
Markeya Timmons Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Jim DeMain Mastering
Steve Hindalong Producer
Alice Wine Composer
Wayne Brezinka Illustrations
Stephen Leiweke Producer, Engineer
Jill Phillips Composer
Sara Groves Composer
Ben Shive Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Alli Rogers Composer
Andy Gullahorn Composer
Troy Groves Executive Producer
Bart Howard Composer
Daniel Steele Engineer
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