Christian music's annual double-CD, multi-label hits compilation shows
plenty of meat this time around, with heavy participation from major
stars of the genre plus the addition of a few promising newcomers
(Across the Sky, 12 Stones). That of course reflects the genre's
beefy 2003 release schedule, and this two-CD set is just one outward
example of Christian music's continued strength. The more
pop-oriented Green disc features such upbeat feel-good numbers as Amy
Grant's "Simple Things," Steven Curtis Chapman's "All About Love,"
and Chris Rice's "The Other Side of the Radio." For an edgier
approach, try the Gold disc, which features Sixpence None the
Richer's "Breathe Your Name," Relient K's "Getting Into You,"
Kutless' "Run" and "All My People" from Lil' IROCC Williams. Once
again, there's something for everyone here, and the solid display of
musical talent and styles should please a variety of tastes. Wow,