Woven in Time

Steve Green

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Woven in Time Review

by Jonathan Widran

The up and coming Christian singer has obviously been inspired by legends of his genre like Steven Curtis Chapman and Michael W. Smith, and he's not shy about mixing styles in the spirit of these masters. Green wraps a more aggressive element of his voice around the guitar-driven rock of "If We Answer," then dances around a huge jig production (as Smith has done) on the dramatic, Celtic-influenced "Sacrifice of Praise." Then there's the romantic side of Green, where his voice becomes all at once more tender and emotional in the manner of show tune vocal giants like Michael Crawford. "Pleasures of the King" and "Thread of Scarlet" are heavily string-enhanced productions surrounding Green's more powerful statements. He mixes all of these approaches with his own take on the popular worship song "God of Wonders," and even does an operatic piece. The beauty of simpler arrangements like "Holding Hands" indicates that Green hardly needs all the adornment to worship in truth, spirit, and honesty. He might break through to a wider audience by honing his approach, but if you like diversity, he's certainly one of the most inventive singers in CCM circles.

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