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Whispered and Shouted

Whispered and Shouted

(CD - 2007)
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Overview

Whispered and Shouted is the follow-up album to Aaron Shust’s chart-topping debut Anything Worth Saying. A life-long churchgoer, Shust grew up in Pittsburgh, where he started playing piano at 7. As a teenager, Aaron learned to play the guitar and was influenced by the sounds of the sixties and Motown. Attending Toccoa Falls College, Shust studied music theory, developed an aptitude for the likes of Bach and Mozart, and soaked in the sounds of more recent masters like his favorite band U2. These contemporary influences come to bear on Whispered and Shouted. This record will make you want to sing along whether you are standing in church or riding in your car.

Details

  • SKU: 0881410003320
  • UPC: 881410003320
  • Title: Whispered and Shouted
  • Publisher: Brash Music
  • Release Date: Jun 05, 2007
  • Format: Album
  • Media: Compact Disc
  • Music Categories: Praise & Worship, Contemporary/Pop
  • Weight lbs: 0.19
  • Dimensions: 5.00" L x 6.64" W x 0.34" H
  • Category: PRAISE & WORSHIP
  • Subject: Christian - Praise & Worship

Review

More Worth Saying
Second time’s a charm, too…

Aaron Shust skillfully avoids the sophomore slump with this finely crafted second album. You couldn’t blame the guy if he was a little nervous with the release of this record. After all, it’s hard to follow a phenomenally successful debut like Anything Worth Saying, which spawned 2006’s most played single at Christian radio—this year’s GMA “Song of the Year,” “My Savior My God.”

With Whispered and Shouted, Shust demonstrates his creative well runs deep, and this set is every bit as compelling as its predecessor. Shust wrote or co-wrote each of the 12 tracks, and there’s a relaxed, personal feel to this album that will draw listeners in. The vulnerability and transparency in his delivery is especially effective on tender ballads such as “Watch Over Me” and “Give Me Words to Speak.”

Shust’s gift as a songwriter really shines on tracks like “Create Again,” a stirring worship song with a visual lyric that serves up image after image pointing to God’s glory. The album gets its title from “Can’t Hide Your Love,” a potent worship anthem inspired by Romans 1:20 [“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” (NIV)]. The opening song, “Long Live the King,” is an up-tempo tune with an edgy intensity. Penned as he was driving to a memorial for a friend who died at 23 of leukemia, Shust confesses in the lyric that there are times he doesn’t “feel like singing” but says, “I’ll give my everything to the One who pledged to cancel my sorrow.”

Audiences who enjoyed Shust’s debut album will love this new collection. On Whispered and Shouted, he makes the transition from promising newcomer to established artist and displays a depth of talent sure to keep him a force in the music community for years to come.

DEBORAH EVANS PRICE

Review Provided by CCMmagazine.com

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