Ashley Cleveland

You Are There

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CCM rocker Ashley Cleveland brought home a much-deserved Grammy Award for her work on You Are There. This recording offers a number of live songs, many from a mid-'90s tour she did with well-known singer Amy Grant. Cleveland's talented husband, Kenny Greenberg, stepped in as producer on this album, as well as lending a lot of guitar work where needed. Fans will find that the style of music here can travel from a folkish feel to sure-enough rock. The lyrics and their meanings keep the songs set to gospel. Cleveland has a strong voice -- kind of a smoky club voice that would fit well in a classic black-and-white movie with a woman propped on a piano crooning about some love who got away. You can't miss her singing strength on a cappella numbers like "Soon and Very Soon." A few other songs on this album are "Your Saving Grace," "Revive Us Again," "You Don't Have to Take This from Me," and "He Is." This is one that Christian rock fans will want to add to their keeper shelves.

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