Overview 1. In Christ 2. Friend Like You 3. One and Only 4. Neighborhoods 5. Being in Love With You 6. Audience of One 7. Never Goin' Back 8. Sacrifice 9. Exalted Forever 10. Rest
Record Label Fervent Records
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 4.96" Width: 5.76" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.21 lbs.
Release Date Jul 30, 2002
Publisher WORD INC. (MUSIC) #38
ISBN 0012194794 EAN 0679143002426 UPC 679143002426
I was first introduced to Big Daddy Weave through their sophomore effort, Fields Of Grace. As soon as I heard the first notes of the title track I was hooked and had to hear more! I immediately rushed out to see what else was available and I was not disappointed.This band is tight! I have to say I'm a little dissapointed none of the other reviewers mentioned my all-time favorite track from the first cd, 'Never Goin' Back'! That song just makes me wanna get up and Boogie! I'm sure there are
This is what every CD should be like Aug 27, 2003
No matter how you slice it, "One and Only" has it all. Lyricists will find poetry in motion and clever, catchy phrases like in "Neighborhoods". Once you hear "Friend like You" or "In Christ", you can't get the tune out of your head. Musicians will not be disapointed. You will find a wealth of well placed licks and dynamic accents (too many examples to list). Being a musician, I appreciate the use of smooth, melodic chord progressions that combine sometimes intricate tranistional licks nicely. Although the music is obviously acoustic driven (by Bid Daddy Mike Weaver), Jeremy (electric), Jeff (drums) and Jay (bass) are exciting, cohesive and rock solid. Joe(sax) adds an incredible edge with his playing. On the surface you may compare Joe to Le roy Moore (Dave Matthews Band). Keep listening! Joe flat jams it out and shows some great versitility. Most importantly, you will find songs that deliver a very clear messege about an awesome, loving, living God. Every song is obviously scripture based or inspired by scripture. Not many CDs keep your attention from beginning to end. This one will! I promise you that this CD is a must have, and the next Big Daddy Weave CD is only gonna be better this fall.
Big Daddy Weave is IT!!!!!!!!! Jun 16, 2003
(As I listen to them right now)... An absolutely spirit uplifting CD from the greatest Godly people ever. Most people's souls delight in listening to their music (yes, it's catchy) and also YES- encouraging to the Christian with Jesus living in their heart as well as non Christians. It is the one CD I crank in my room to have my own time with God.
Their messages in the lyrics are absolutely from the word... it's straight up TRUTH! And for those of you that don't understand, open the book and see for yourself. They are also the best live band ever, they've done my church camp for the past 2 years and I love the way that thier relationship with Christ plays the biggest role in their music. What could make it better!? So give up the 13 bucks or whatever and your money WILL come back to you in the long haul because I've never taken it out of the "good CD's" case (come on, we all know we have one) ... and let them just minister to you and allow Christ to open up your heart for their message... IT'S JUST DARN GOOD STUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!! ....oooh and #8 is the best one.. (forgot this was a review :)
Awesome CD to "chill out" to Jun 3, 2003
I find that Big Daddy Weave's style more resembles that of Edwin McCain than Dave Matthews Band. Big Daddy's vocals remind me alot of Edwin McCain, and the instrumentals are very similar as well. Being an Edwin McCain fan, I love this style of music. Lyrically, the band is solid, and the tracks are spiritually inspiring. I am looking forward to their next album, due out in October 2003.
Big Daddy Weave has talent, why not develop their own sound? May 5, 2003
This is Christian pop music in fine form. Catchy hooks that have you singing along in no time. This CD is fun, plain and simple.
Big Daddy Weave is produced by Jeromy Deibler from FFH and some of that influence can be heard on this recording. Its pop sound is similar in style to Steven Curtis Chapman and some will compare the sound to the Dave Matthews Band, I however will not. I guess the comparison is made because Big Daddy Weave has a saxophone player. To me, the Big Daddy Weave sound is much more a "pop" style than the creative, alternative rock style of the Dave Matthews Band, so the addition of a saxophone is really the only link between the two bands that I can hear. I am pleasantly surprised to hear the distinct sound of the Hammond B3 organ and that is really cool. (What ever happened to the organ in popular music?) The instrumentation is unique among Christian bands today and that is refreshing. Big Daddy Weave will have mass appeal because young and old ears both can appreciate their music.
This CD stands out among recent releases in Christian music for a couple of reasons. One reason is the name "Big Daddy Weave" which is rather unusual and was named after lead singer Mike Weaver. It's a band name that makes one say "Is that the name of the band?" and people will give it a spin simply out of curiousity, "wonder what they sound like?". The other reason is because of their unique instrumentation, melodic style and simple lyrics.
The lyrics are very scripturally based. Big Daddy Weave is not ashamed to say "Jesus Christ" in their songs and their faith shines through from every track. Their first hit track "In Christ" did well on CCM charts but is now being surpassed by the ballad-style prayer of "Audience of One". It is an honest and simple plea from the heart of the singer for the Lord to accept his praise and let "me live for You, this song of humility...And Lord as the love song of my life is played, I have one desire to bring glory to Your name". The song is a metaphor; that living a life for Him is the "love song" to God, the One, the Audience, hearing this prayer.
This is a delightful CD to listen to when you are just chillin' around the house. It contains nice smooth ballads, but most of the album is filled with upbeat tempo's and funky rhythms that carry sweet melodies that simply float out of the CD player. This group has some great musicians in it and I will look forward to them settling into their own style. Right now it is so easy to say "they sound like Steven Curtis Chapman" or "with that sax they are comparable to Dave Matthews" and as I mentioned above, the FFH influence can also be heard. They have enough talent to develop their own sound and not have to be compared to anyone else.