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Review of Crystal Lewsis "25"
By Timothy Yap, Aug 04 2014
"Twenty Five" as the titular indicates is a retrospective journey; one that itineraries through some of the sonic landmarks of Lewis' career. For starters, there are three brand new remixes tagged towards the end of the second disc. Often "remixes" are a worry if the songs are de-constructed to such an extent that they become so mechanically computerized that they are stripped off all emotions. This is not so with Solomon Ray's remix of "Beauty for Ashes." Giving the song a more polished and crisp sound, the cynosure is still on Lewis' supple and the song's Scripturally soaked words. Peace 586 and Propaganda are to be congratulated not only for not to distorting Lewis' former #1 hit "People Get Ready... Jesus is Coming." Rather, they have updated this song with a rap section and an additional verse. Listening to this new version and its ensuing edit version do not give the impression that this song is over a decade old. Rather, they sound fresh, contemporary and hip encasing a timeless message of living in anticipation of our Lord's imminent return. The rest of the two CD set is a strait jacket chronological sampling of most of Lewis' studio albums starting from her debut "Beyond the Charade" to 2012's "Plain and Simple."