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Lead Me On: 20th Anniversary [edit]
by Amy Grant | Genre: AC/Inspo | Release Date: June 24, 2008

Heralded by CCM Magazine as the #1 Christian Album of All Time, "Lead Me On" turns 20 years old this year and to commemorate this landmark recording, Amy is pulling out all the stops with an all new 20th Anniversary Edition release.

Included in the 2-CD collection are: 3 NEWLY recorded songs by Amy (including guest appearances by Michael W. Smith, Will Owsley, and others), 4 previously UNRELEASED live songs from the original Lead Me On Tour, all NEW booklet with pictures and commentary from Amy, 20+ minute interview with Amy about "Lead Me On," & more.

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0. The Great Balancing Act (Interview)
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01. 1974
02. Lead Me On
03. Shadows
04. Saved By Love
05. Faithless Heart
06. What About The Love
07. If These Walls Could Speak
08. All Right
09. Wait For The Healing
10. Sure Enough
11. If You Have To Go Away
12. Say Once More
13. Lead Me On (Acoustic)
14. Intro To Faithless Heart (Acoustic)
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15. Faithless Heart (Acoustic)
16. Say Once More (Acoustic)
17. Wait For The Healing (Live)
18. Shadows (Live)
19. All Right (LIve)
20. Piano Intro (Michael W. Smith)
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21. Lead Me On (Live)
23. Quite A Change (Interview)
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24. Seasons (Interview)
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25. Wait For The Healing (Interview)
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26. Looking Back (Interview)
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Entry last edited by CCMSingles on 08.19.15

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In the same way Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water diagnosed an entire era of civil strife and Carole King’s Tapestry prescribed an age of peace, love and repair, Amy Grant’s paramount 1988 release of Lead Me On defined a new generation of truth seekers, thoughtfully and unashamedly maturing through life within the framework of greater spiritual meaning. (What’s even more amazing than it’s sustained popularity and continued relevance is the inability of any other Christian music release, as of yet, to come even close to its stature as one of the best Christian music albums of all time.)

Now, 20 years after its initial distribution, Grant combs the vault to release Lead Me On: The 20th Anniversary Edition, archiving some of ‘ccm’s most revered and honest recordings on her first project for EMI (excluding last year’s Greatest Hits compilation).

If you listened to Christian music at any point in the late ’80s, you probably remember the first time you heard the magnificent electric guitar delay over the title track’s epic intro or related to Laura’s “little family” in the true story “Saved By Love.” Remember rewinding that cassette tape to listen to the hallowed lyrics of “1974” and the haunting melody of “If These Walls Could Speak” for the umpteenth time?

Lead Me On certainly sounds and looks even fresher than the day it came out over two decades ago. The original disc has been specially remastered and repackaged with a second “previously unreleased” disc that includes an interview with Amy and brand-new acoustic versions of “Lead Me On” (with Vince Gill), “Faithless Heart” (with Michael W. Smith) and “Say Once More.” But the real gems on the new volume are the four never-before-heard live tracks from1989’s 150-city Lead Me On concert tour, serving up a fresh reminder of the energy-packed impact Christian music made as it stepped outside the Church and forayed into the arenas of the world.

Though fans are certainly ready for all-new material from Grant, there’s no gamble here. Buy, listen and remember one of the finest records, by one of the greatest artists in Contemporary Christian music history. –Andrew Greer

This review has been reprinted on NRT with permission from Christian Music Planet. Click here to visit ChristianMusicPlanet.com today!

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good cd... classics | Posted October 28, 2008
really good cd.she if very gifted...i like her newer stuff...and though she definitely isn't my favorite artist, i still like her familier voice...... <><

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