01. THE BEAUTY OF THE CROSS 02. PEOPLE GET READY JESUS IS COMIN' 03. GOS' BEEN GOOD TO ME 04. OVER ME 05. IT'S HEAVEN 06. LION AND THE LAMB 07. IN RETURN 08. SEASON'S CHANGE 09. HEALING OIL
Record Label Metro One Rec
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 4.96" Width: 5.66" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.22 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 1997
Publisher WORD ACCT# W41160193
ISBN 7015039656 EAN 9787015039652 UPC 080688448325
Availability 0 units.
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I am not much into listening to female singers but I heard "PEOPLE GET READY" on K-Love and fell absolutely in love with the song so naturally I had to find out who sang it and then buy it.I am so glad I did .The entire cd is awesome.The music is sooooo different and you can tell Crystal is definately filled with Jesus.She has been blessed with an awesome voice with superb lyrics (especially with the versus taken right from the Bible) and music.Crystals voice is very ryhthemy and bluesy.I was overwhelmed on how well she can sustain notes.She's amazing and very gifted.All the songs are great but another one that is better than most is Healing Oil.Give this cd a try it's wonderful and God inspired .It makes you think.
You can tell she really loves Christ Aug 5, 2004
Wow, Crystal Lewis did a great job on this cd. You can tell that she really loves The Lord Jesus . I remeber listening to Healing oil on a human video and really loving the song before I got this cd. People get ready is a really awesome song also. God bless her.
Emotinal Jul 18, 2003
Well, I first heard this song at our church Vacation Bible School in our chorus class. At first I thought this song would [sound bad]...but it didn't. It helped me understand a very important lesson! I give it 5 stars, and 2 thumbs up! It is one of my favorite songs, now! What's your opinion?
Beauty for Ashes Jun 30, 2003
This is Crystal Lewis' pinnacle album. On the albums before this one, Lewis had been attempting to be an R&B diva. Through no fault of her own, that was not a successful endeavor. She certainly had the voice for it, but she was not surrounded with music people who were well-versed in that musical genre (it wasn't until Out of Eden dropped LOVIN' THE DAY that a Christian artist treated R&B properly).
On BEAUTY FOR ASHES however, Crystal Lewis decided to head towards the middle of the road, and it paid great dividends. In 1996, no one in Contemporary Christian Music had a voice that could match Lewis' and combined with simple, yet strong messages of faith, she was able to release a masterpiece. "Beauty for Ashes" and "People Get Ready, Jesus is Coming" are probably the best-known tracks, the former combing her siren-like vocals with Ron Kenoly's gospel trained voice. My favorite, however, is probably "God's Been Good to Me" because of its funkier and more upbeat sound.
In my opinion, Crystal Lewis has not been able to match this album with any of her later releases, but that's okay. She's changed and matured to a different sound, but I'll always have BEAUTY FOR ASHES.
Played it Again and Again Feb 28, 2002
This was such a touching and encouraging cd. I was going through some tough times in my life, and God really ministered to me through this cd. The song Seasons Change is an appropriate reminder that we can make it through...things will indeed get better, and that God has all the answers. Crystal shows off her great vocal skills, and this is one cd that you probably won't get tired of hearing. Go ahead and make the investment...you'll be glad you did.