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Sandi Patty, one of Christian music's leading ladies, returns to her inspirational roots with Take Hold of Christ, her first all-new collection since 2000's These Days. Once again, Patty has found ten winning songs that express sincere devotion and honest emotion without the cloying sap that sinks so many other inspo projects. After 20 years in the recording industry, Patty is still in pristine vocal form: she's able to go full-tilt on the title track's powerful closing crescendo and convey real emotion behind gentle lyrics like, "In the movement of a breeze, I can hear You speak," from the lovely "How Beautiful." Patty's amazing voice has always been her signature, and while she hits sultry lows ("You Have Been So Good") and rafter-raising heights ("Alleluia"), what sets Patty apart from everyone else is her ability to communicate with this powerful instrument. One would be hard pressed to find a singer in any genre who so unerringly hits the listener's heart. Patty may be considered old-fashioned by today's young performers, but as Take Hold of Christ makes clear, hers is a talent that endures. Listen up, grasshopper, and hear how it's done.
Performance CreditsSandi Patty Primary Artist
Dave Cleveland Guitar
John Hammond Drums
David Huntsinger Piano
Tammy Jenson Choir, Chorus
Bonnie Keen Choir, Chorus
Craig Nelson Bass Guitar
Gary Pigg Choir, Chorus
Jane Sherberg Choir, Chorus
Jon Sherberg Choir, Chorus
Rick Stewart Choir, Chorus
Jackie Street Bass Guitar
Melodie Crittenden Choir, Chorus
Bill George Choir, Chorus
David Hamilton Synthesizer,Piano,Conductor
Terri White Choir, Chorus
Shane McConnell Choir, Chorus
Maribeth Johnson Choir, Chorus
Technical CreditsGreg Nelson Producer
Ronn Huff Orchestration
David Hall Engineer
David Huntsinger Piano Arrangement
David Schober Engineer
Geoff Foster Engineer
David Hamilton Arranger,Programming,Orchestration
Barry Landis Executive Producer
Shawn McSpadden Executive Producer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This album is incredible, It shows that Sandi has not lost what won her grammy nonminations and countless dove awards, That versatile 1st soprano voice. This ablum takes you from the stratusferic title track conclusion of "Take hold of Christ" to the beautiful,majestic "The Majesty and Glory of your Name" Sandi shows her true singing talent in this piece you sense her never ending love for music.
This is definitely one of Sandi Patty's best collections. This takes us back to the early, wonderful songs that have become her standards. From the great up-tempo praise songs to the slow, beautiful, quieter selections, Sandi's glorious voice shines as powerful as it always has. A must for Sandi Patty fans as well as for those who love beautiful Christian music.
Sandi Patty is back with yet another AWESOME album!! "Take Hold of Christ", in my opinion, is Sandi's best to date. She once again teams with producer Greg Nelson for an album that takes her back to her roots that made her a household name in the '80s and '90s. It is full of catchy tunes, powerful anthems, and beautiful orchestrations backed by the London Session Orchestra. I love the whole album, but a few of my favorite songs are the title track, "Alleluia", "Mighty Is the Name of the Lord", and "How Beautiful". Whether you are a fan of Sandi's older style or not, I think you will really love this album. Add it to your cart now!! You won't be sorry!