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HEART TO YOURS

Heart To Yours


Since Destiny's Child's commercial breakthrough, there has been heavy speculation about solo careers emerging from the group, most of it focusing on lead singer Beyonc? Knowles. It turns out, however, that the first solo album comes from the newest member, Michelle Williams. The caveat is that Heart to Yours is a gospel record, not a straight pop release that might compete with the group. For at least part of the time, however, the casual listener can be forgiven for not realizing that. Early on, Williams soft-pedals the religious message in lyrics that can be seen to be directed toward God when you read them on the page, but that come across less clearly when you listen to the songs. This album is not a hastily prepared side project by any means; there are different producers on nearly every track, and the arrangements for the most part are state-of-the-art urban contemporary efforts. On her own, Williams proves to have a warm, kittenish voice. All of this changes as the album goes on. You have to get about eight cuts in, but by the time Williams is trading lines with Isaac Carree and Lowell Pye of Men of Standard on "HR" Crump's "You Care for Me," the style has become much more traditional gospel; the lyrics leave no doubt that the entity addressed is "Wonderful counselor/Mighty God," and Williams has transformed herself from kitten to tiger, belting out the words with absolute conviction. It serves as a good run-up to the album's high point, "Steal Away to Jesus," a duet with Shirley Caesar in which Williams is swamped, perhaps inevitably, despite her best efforts. Still, she has proved that she has potential as a gospel singer, even if it takes a while to find out. ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi

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  • Format: Compact Disc
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  • Label: Sanctuary (USA)
  • UPC: 060768752726
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Track listings

  • 1. Heart To Yours
  • 2. Heard A Word
  • 3. So Glad (Featuring Mary Mary)
  • 4. Sun Will Shine Again
  • 5. Better Place
  • 6. Change The World
  • 7. Everything
  • 8. You Care For Me (Featuring Men Of Standard)
  • 9. Steal Away To Jesus
  • 10. Rock With Me
  • 11. Gospel Medley (Featuring Destiny's Child)
  • 12. Heaven (Bonus Track, Featuring Carl Thomas)
 
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  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
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HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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