Beauty Has Grace

Beauty Has Grace

by Jaci VelasquezJaci Velasquez


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Having been called the Christian Christina Aguilera in the past, CCM pop artist Jaci Velasquez moves on from such saccharine comparisons on the indie rock-inflected Beauty Has Grace. Sounding more like ex-Mazzy Star vocalist Hope Sandoval than any teen pop diva, Velasquez seems more influenced by such alternative rock acts as Ivy and the Cardigans on her sixth English-language release. As much of modern Christian rock has attempted to more closely mirror the aesthetics of the secular music world, one might cynically view Velasquez's move to a more rock-oriented sound as a play to score fans of such faux-punk-pop stars as Ashlee Simpson and Avril Lavigne. However, as Velasquez enters her twenties, it makes sense that her own taste in music would mature, and given the sheer quality of these songs -- the best of which were co-penned by Velasquez -- one can only assume that this was an organic and positive change. Similarly, the Christian themes running through the album prove Velasquez has stayed true to her CCM roots while making an album any fan of melodic alternative pop could enjoy regardless of his or her spiritual leanings.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/03/2005
Label: Word Entertainment
UPC: 0080688633721
catalogNumber: 886337
Rank: 116861

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jaci Velasquez   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Javier Solís   Drums
David Angell   Violin
Michael Clarke   Background Vocals
David Davidson   Violin
Anthony LaMarchina   Cello
Kristin Wilkinson   Viola
Christer Jansson   Percussion,Drums
Mark Lusk   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Soloist
Claes Björklund   Synthesizer,Electric Guitar
Martin Terefe   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Wurlitzer,Juno
Abel Orta   Bass
Ian Fitchuk   Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Nathaniel Chan   Electric Guitar
Andreas Olsson   Synthesizer,Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Mellotron,Beat Box,Synthesizer Bass,Wurlitzer

Technical Credits

Brian White   Composer
Hunter Davis   Composer
Chris Eaton   Composer
Michael Clarke   Composer
David Davidson   String Arrangements
Chris Faulk   Composer
Steve Hindalong   Composer
Jaci Velasquez   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Kelly Pribble   Engineer
Jeremy Bose   Composer
Brian Lee   Composer
Dionicio R. Lopez   Producer,Executive Producer
Jacquire King   Engineer
Claes Björklund   Programming
Martin Terefe   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Marc Byrd   Composer
Nathaniel Chan   Engineer
Andreas Olsson   Programming,Engineer,drum programming
Andy Hunt   Vocal Engineer
George Tandero   Engineer
Chad Howat   Composer
Don Poythress   Composer
Dion Lopez   Audio Production

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