Contemporary Christian icon Carman returns after a three-year hiatus with a strong, 10-song collection sure to delight his immense fan base.

Contemporary Christian icon Carman returns after a three-year hiatus with a strong, 10-song collection sure to delight his immense fan base. And with solid material and first-rate, up-to-the-minute production, he may even engage listeners who were not around when he began his recording career nearly 25 years ago. With a celebratory live-in-the-studio feel, Carman, in signature fashion, confidently covers a range of musical styles. "Good to Me" has a jaunty, Caribbean lilt, while the title song is convincing, kicking hip-hop. The classic hymn "Just As I Am" is given a dramatic, pop/ballad treatment featuring a moving Carman narrative. Sure-footed and committed as ever, Carman remains a vital voice in Christian music. Racked by Provident.—GE

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