1) Set Me Free 2) Why 3) New Every Morning 4) Fields Of Grace 5) Heart Cries Holy 6) Everything You Are 7) Be Your Everything 8) Pharisee 9) Prelude 10) Completely Free 11) You In Me
Record Label Fervent Records
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 4.92" Width: 5.61" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.21 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2003
Publisher WORD INC. (MUSIC) #38
ISBN 0012248819 EAN 0679143004024 UPC 679143004024
Great sax solos sorely missed and needed ! ! Jul 20, 2004
As a follow up to their 1st album "One and Only"I can only say that I feel Big Daddy Weave left a lot of holes on "Fields of Grace". Gone are the soaring sax solos and even the mix has the sax in the background except for the final song. Maybe the mixers at the new label don't understand what a "lead solo" sax player is. Think of jazz and the groups of the 60's and 70's., soul and funk and the predominance of horns, not just as backups, but as much soloists as guitars and organs. Their 1st album nailed it. This album leaves them,without the sax-loaded songs and soloing,just another ordinary pop christian group.Even when riffing behind the vocals,the guitars and rhythm are louder than the horn.Bring back the horn-- you don't hear enough good sax players nowdays. They have one --- use him and mix him properly. Let your group stand out from the others with its unique horn-loaded sound.
Big Daddy Weave???? Mar 29, 2004
I thought to myself. I have a three hour drive ahead of me and I want something new to listen to. I saw this Album, "Fields of Grace ~ Big Daddy Weave." I'm thinking to myself, who are they. I'll pick it up and if I don't like it I will return it.
Well after the first few songs, I was hooked. Now, I'm trying to find more by them.
Big Daddy Weave Has Done It Again!!! Oct 20, 2003
Fields of Grace is by far the best! I have enjoyed listening to it over and over and just can't seem to get enough of it. You guys have grown in your sound and it is unbelievable. Every song on the CD is awesome and you can truly feel the spirit around you when listening to the CD. You guys are truly messengers from God. You have God given talents that no one else could ever top. I enjoyed meeting you all at Crossroads a few weeks ago and Jeff ,it was great seeing you ,Cuz!!! Keep up the good work. You are all such a blessing!
A somewhat different style, but an excellent album! Oct 8, 2003
When I listened to this album for the first time, I was alarmed by the change in Big Daddy Weave's musical style. For example, on the opening track, "Set Me Free", there is no saxophone, and the electric guitar is more prominent. This is in sharp contrast with "In Christ," the opening track of One and Only. I also heard this change in "Fields of Grace", "Heart Cries Holy", "Everything You Are", and "Be Your Everything". It's not that I don't like rock, but I wondered what brought about the change.
However, the saxophone isn't completely gone. You can hear it in "Why", "New Every Morning", "Pharisee", and "You in Me". I especially like the use of the baritone saxophone in "New Every Morning" and the sax part in the middle of "You in Me". So while the style has changed somewhat, it's not entirely different.
But the message of the songs is what's most important. For example, the title track talks about a personal relationship with God which is much more than just religion. "Everything You Are" is a great worship chorus, which I hope we'll eventually start singing in church, though I'm sure most people will want to sing it in a lower key. "Be Your Everything" expresses God's desire that we bring all of our concerns to Him. "Pharisee" talks about hypocrisy and the freedom that we find in Christ. And "Completely Free" is a simple, beautiful presentation of the Gospel.
I highly recommend this album. The style has changed, but I still like it, and the message is great!