Deeper Life

Deeper Life

by Natalie Grant


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Natalie Grant has had one of those careers that recording artists dread. Her 1999 debut built her up as Christian music's Next Big Diva; instead, the project vanished, and Grant's record label imploded. Undaunted, she landed at Curb Records and released Stronger, a full-blown pop collection that failed to ignite the sparks that had been promised. Will the third time be the charm? Perhaps: Deeper Life shows some truly great moments, but there's also plenty of sugary fluff and melodramatic syrup that point out her vocal limitations instead of using her talent to its best advantage. The title track sets the tone with lush backing vocals and production gimmicks that beef up Grant's limited voice. There are quite a few tracks like "Deeper Life" here, big-voice ballads such as "I Desire," "Within Me" and "I Am Not Alone," (which also appeared on her debut) that find the would-be diva straining. The revelation comes with the delightful "I'll Always Be Your Baby" and the funky "Salvation" -- these upbeat little numbers steal the show. Grant's performance is flawless: without oversinging, she allows real emotion and her bubbly personality to shine through. Because her vocals are better, she's not shrouded in production gewgaws, either. With this kind of promise, we can't wait for the real Natalie Grant to ditch the diva aspirations and just be her own talented self.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/11/2003
Label: Curb Records
UPC: 0715187876125
catalogNumber: 78761
Rank: 71076

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Natalie Grant   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra   Strings
Eric Darken   Percussion
Steve Brewster   Drums
Cole Burgess   Saxophone
Andy Cichon   Bass
Mark Douthit   Saxophone
Carl Gorodetzky   Concert Master
Barry Green   Trombone
Mike Haynes   Trumpet
Bryan Lenox   Percussion,Keyboards
London Session Orchestra   Strings
Carl Marsh   Conductor
Chris McDonald   Trombone,Conductor
Chris McHugh   Drums
Jerry McPherson   Electric Guitar
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Shawn Pelton   Drums
Dan Petty   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jackie Street   Bass
George Tidwell   Trumpet
Tim Akers   Keyboards
Lisa Cochran   Background Vocals
Otto Price   Bass
Bernie Herms   Bass,Piano,Conductor
Jerard Woods   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Brad Albetta   Bass
Chris Estes   Percussion,Drums
Michael Ripoll   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Guitar (Electric Baritone),Guitar (Nylon String)
Fred Paragano   Clappers
Maurice Carter   Choir, Chorus
Terri White   Background Vocals
Phil Symonds   Guitar
Shane McConnell   Choir, Chorus
Jovaun Woods   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Joey Canaday   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Michelle Swift   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Terry White   Background Vocals
Kimberly Mont   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Rachel Gaines   Choir, Chorus
Rob Graves   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Clappers
Jasen Rauch   Clappers
Tim Davis   Background Vocals
Matt Pierson   Bass

Technical Credits

Jim Cooper   Composer
Danny Duncan   Engineer
Cindy Morgan   Composer
Niko Bolas   Engineer
Steve Brewster   drum programming
Mike Curb   Producer
Scott Cutler   Composer,Producer,Engineer
David Davidson   String Contractor
Christine Dente   Composer
Bryan Lenox   Producer,Engineer
Gary Lindsay   Orchestration
Michael J. Lloyd   Producer
Carl Marsh   Orchestration,String Arrangements,String Conductor
Chris McDonald   Arranger
David Schober   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Phil Sillas   Arranger,Composer
Tommy Sims   Producer,Instrumentation
George Teren   Composer
Eric Foster White   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Orchestration,String Arrangements,Vocal Engineer,Instrumentation,String Conductor
Allan Rich   Composer
Bob Kearney   Engineer
Dan Rudin   Engineer
Glenn Spinner   Engineer
Jeremy Bose   String Arrangements
Bernie Herms   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,String Conductor
Anne Preven   Composer
Madeline Stone   Composer
Lowell Alexander   Composer
Paul Field   Composer
Eric Legg   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Fred Paragano   Engineer
Glenn Sweitzer   Art Direction
Natalie Grant   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Phil Symonds   Producer
Steve Cutler   Producer
Mitchell Solarek   Executive Producer
Brandon Duncan   Engineer
Jonathan Allen   Engineer
Rob Graves   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Jasen Rauch   Engineer

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Deeper Life 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a wonderful and powerful cd. this woman can sing. love all the songs on this cd,the song you are not alone is powerful and moving to my soul. deeper life is a uplifting song to live by, love this great outstanding music,
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this cd is very well done. but her new cd, Awaken is excellent. My main problem is with her voice being called, limited. I saw this woman live this year and i saw absolutely no limits. It was the best perfomance i had ever heard from a female artist. Just incredible. This album may have had its limits, but she does not.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The reviewer who did a review for this cd doesn't know what they are talking about!!Natalie Grant is an awesome witness for God and God gave her an incredible voice to use for his glory!!Buy this cd because it is worth every penny!!