Without Conditionby Ginny Owens
Blind since early childhood, Ginny Owens set out in life to be a music teacher -- only to find that no one wanted to hire one with her particular disability. Education's loss was Christian music's gain. On one of the brightest debuts of 1999, Owens delivers keyboard-driven earthy pop and crystal clear vocals that call to mind alterna-divas like Sarah McLachlan and Tori Amos. Particularly striking are Owens's intense lyrics, which are in full display on edgy tunes such as "I Wanna Be Moved" and "Symbol of a Lost Cause." Evocative and insightful, Owens steers clear of the clichés characteristic of too many contemporary Christian songs; instead, she relies on powerful imagery to express her theme of surrendering to a "love without condition." The poignant "If You Want Me To" is a penetrating look at the Christian take on accepting life's burdens because those painful trials can often bring us closer to God. While Christian music, like the mainstream music scene, has lately become clogged with folk-inspired female singer-songwriters of varying degrees of talent, Owens is one who stands apart from the pack -- in any genre. Lisa Zhito
- Release Date:
Performance CreditsGinny Owens Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards
Michael W. Smith Piano,Keyboards
Curtis Wright Vocals,Background Vocals
Gary Burnette Guitar
Dennis Wilson Vocals,Background Vocals
Lisa Cochran Vocals,Background Vocals
Dan Needham Drums,Snare Drums
Jeff Roach Piano,Keyboards
Greg Harrington Snare Drums
Mark Hill Bass,Bass Guitar
Technical CreditsJim Dineen Engineer
Eric Elwell Engineer
Monroe Jones Producer
Diana Lussenden Artwork,Art Direction
Michael W. Smith Executive Producer
Don Donahue Executive Producer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews
Ginny has one amazing voice, and a heart for God. Her worship comes right out of her music. I love both of her albums.
I first heard the song Without Condition on the WB's Felicity, and I loved it! Then a few weeks later I heard another one of Ginny's songs on Roswell and decided I had to have the Cd. So I ran out and bought it, and I love it! I had no idea she was a christian singer1 But it's great that she is, because while she is witnessing,her music is also appealing to teens! Buy this CD, you will love it!!
If you want me to is the best song, but no condition is really good also. Ginny is the best christian singer to me. Please buy her cd.
I only recently discovered that Ginny is blind, that may explain the powerful emotion in her singing and in the songs on this CD. The lyrics, the captivating vocals and the great blend of instrumental accompaniment will stir in your soul a recognition of your Creator and maybe more understanding of your relationship to Him.
I have had this CD a while now. But I sing "If you want me to" to my newborn daughter when she's fussy or tired and everytime it calms her down (and me too). I love Ginny Owens music soooo much. A must have for your Christian music collection!
I loved this CD so much! It's lyrics rock!! Ginny Owens has such a beautiful voice!!
Ginny Owens rules!!! She has a wonderful, unique voice which adds to the beauty and depth of her songs. 'I Wanna Be Moved', 'Free', and 'Own Me' are great! This is my fav. cd!!!
I first heard Ginny Owens on ROSWELL, It was a really good song, and I loved the CD! I heard this song on episode Blod Brothers, you should watch ROSWELL on the WB Monday Night. It is a really great show, so watch it after 7th Heaven and I highly recommend this CD