Stronger

Stronger

by Natalie Grant

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Overview

Stronger

Though she was all dressed up to be Christian music's newest pop diva, Natalie Grant's 1999 debut ended up going nowhere -- forcing Grant out of the spotlight to rethink her career goals. Now back with a new label, a new producer, and a beefier collection of songs, Grant does indeed appear to be Strongerthan before -- and just as ambitious. A collection of glossy, well-produced pop, Stronger gets its muscle from Top-40-ready grooves and Grant's convincing delivery as she sings songs that explore the idea that God is our strength. When those elements coalesce on up-tempo numbers like "Don't Wanna Make a Move" and "Anything," the results are pretty irresistible. But when she stretches her upper register to the breaking point with Mariah Carey-style acrobatics -- something her voice isn't designed to do -- things feel overwrought. Her best power ballad here is a lovely duet with boy group Plus One called "Whenever You Need Somebody." With five guys giving some bottom to Grant's sweet soprano, this tender ballad is able to soar into the power pop stratosphere -- something Grant may be hoping to do herself.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/26/2002
Label: Curb Special Markets
UPC: 0715187873421
catalogNumber: 78734
Rank: 222524

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Natalie Grant   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Eric Darken   Percussion
Andy Cichon   Bass
Dave Cleveland   Guitar
John Elefante   Background Vocals
Terrence Elliot   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Carl Gorodetzky   Concert Master
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Dan Petty   Guitar
Tim Pierce   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Reed Vertelney   Background Vocals
Eric Foster White   Keyboards
Michael Hart Thompson   Electric Guitar
Terence Elliott   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Dan Needham   Drums
Tedd T.   Guitar
Bernie Herms   Piano
David Hamilton   Conductor
Bernie Barlow   Background Vocals
Angel Cruz   Background Vocals
Plus One   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Aaron Featherstone   Guitar
Windy Wagner   Background Vocals
Matt Pierson   Bass

Technical Credits

Tim Heintz   Programming
Danny Duncan   Programming
Niko Bolas   Engineer
Dino Elefante   Producer
John Elefante   Producer
Gary Lindsay   Orchestration
Steve Marcantonio   Engineer
J.R. McNeely   Engineer
David Schober   Engineer
Phil Sillas   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Ralph Stover   Producer,Engineer
Reed Vertelney   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Eric Foster White   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements,drum programming
Dan Needham   Programming
Tedd T.   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Bernie Herms   Arranger,Programming,Producer
David Hamilton   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Linda Thompson-Jenner   Composer
Adam Kagan   Engineer
Melissa Mattey   Engineer
Natalie Grant   Liner Notes
Marty Christensen   Engineer
Mitchell Solarek   Executive Producer
Aaron Featherstone   String Arrangements
Brandon Duncan   Engineer

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