1) Arms Open Wide 2) Heart Of Hearts 3) Love Goes On 4) Just As I Am 5) Revelation 6) Virtuoso 7) Satisfaction 8) Perdoname Dio 9) God Will Take Care Of You 10) Break Free 11) Live Like A King 12) Virtuoso Reprise
Record Label Word Records
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.44" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.19 lbs.
Release Date Feb 24, 2004
Publisher WORD ACCT# W41160193
ISBN 0012250023 EAN 0080688627522 UPC 080688627522
David Phelps, you have a God-given talent! This album showcases that talent, especially in the songs "Virtuoso" and "Just as I am". The message in this album is as strong as his powerful tenor voice. It is most evident in the song "Arm Open Wide". Many times I have made the argument that David has the best tenor voice short of heaven. I take this album as proof (just listen to it)! As I said, David has a God-given talent. I am glad that he gives the credit to the right person.
unbelievable! Aug 24, 2005
This CD is one of the most riveting Christian CD's I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. David Phelph's has one of the strongest, most beautiful male voices i have ever heard. I had the pleasure of seeing his concert about a month ago and was so happy to witness that he is just as wonderful live as he is on his records.
Varied and Enjoyable Aug 13, 2005
David's latest solo album is so varied it's hard to know what category to put it in. But no matter how you describe it, it's thoroughly enjoyable.
The disc opens with three adult contemporary tracks. The first is a fun praise song, and the second is a dedication of the heart to God. They're fun, but mostly forgettable.
It's track four where things really start to pick up. "Just as I Am" is not the old hymn although it does cover the same territory. Co-written with Cindy Morgan, it's got a haunting minor key melody.
"Revelation" sounds like it would fit in any rock opera being written today. You have to pay attention to this take on end times to fully appreciate it.
"Virtuoso" is another praise song, from the singer to the Creator. It's a wonderful track with a catchy tune that gives David the chance to show of his very impressive voice. And don't be fooled by the word "Reprise." The last track is a slower more thoughtful version of this song, but it's all there a second time.
"Perdoname Dios" has, unsurprisingly, a Latin flavor. It's a prayer from the valley asking God why.
The disc ends with the ballad "Live Like a King." David gets another chance to really show of his vocals here as he sings of his desire to live the way Jesus did.
Even with the variety of styles, this will appeal mostly to fans of adult contemporary. Anyone who picks it up will be in for a real treat.
Heaven-sent! Jul 15, 2005
I've had the wonderful blessing of attending one of David's concerts. My 76 yr old Mother and I both agree -- there can't be an angel in heaven who sings better than David Phelps! God definitely blessed this young man -- not only with an awesome voice -- but with the humble, loving gift of sharing the gospel of Jesus with everyone and anyone. He could be making money hand over fist in the secular world of music -- but, instead, is using his God-given talent for God. What a combination!! We are going to see him in concert in a few weeks -- again. We traveled 6 1/2 hrs -- one way -- to see him in concert last year!
TERRIBLE!!! Jul 10, 2005
I have followed David Phelps since he joined the Gaither Vocal Band. I think he has one of the best tenor voices I've ever heard...but you sure wouldn't know it to listen to this CD!!! I have listened to his other solo projects, and I'm always disappointed! David is obviously trying to launch a solo career, but the true beauty of his voice only comes through in a group where he can showcase that tenor voice. Perhaps it's just the choices of songs, but he does not do well as a solo artist.
Everyone I have loaned this CD to feels exactly the same way that I do...solo projects are NOT David's calling. He EXCELS in the Gaither Vocal Band, and I really hope he stays there...because I believe his career as a soloist will be VERY short lived!